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Donald Trump lures black voters, urges them to abandon Hillary Clinton

Updated: Aug 20, 2016 16:02 IST

Dimondale (Michigan), Aug. 20 (ANI): Making a direct appeal to black voters, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump urged them to abandon the Democratic party with a question, What do you have to lose by trying something new?

Speaking at a rally in Dimondale, Michigan, Trump argued that Democrats, including his rival Hillary Clinton, have taken advantage of African American voters and their votes for granted.

"Tonight, I'm asking for the vote of every single African American citizen in this country who wants to see a better future," the Guardian quoted Trump as saying.

He then presented the crowd with a start question, "What do you have to lose by trying something new, like Trump?"

"You're living in your poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58% of your youth is unemployed, what the hell do you have to lose?," he added.

Trump then made a bold prediction and said that at the four years, he would 95 percent of the African American vote.

Latest polls show Trump trailing Clinton significantly among black voters.

Not missing out any opportunity to hit out at the former secretary of state, the New York billionaire once again accused Clinton of bigotry, claiming she sees African Americans only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future.

Meanwhile, the Clinton campaign on twitter responded, "This is so ignorant it's staggering."

Bashing out at Trump, Clinton campaign's Marlon Marshall said, "Donald Trump asks what the African American community has to lose by voting for him. The answer is everything from a man who questions the citizenship of the first African American President, courts white supremacists, and has been sued for housing discrimination against communities of color." (ANI)

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 1 (ANI): Followers of Mumtaz Qadri, who was executed for assassinating liberal Punjab governor Salman Taseer in 2011, gathered in thousands on Wednesday at his 'shrine' in Islamabad, to commemorate his death.

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One killed, 35 injured in Kabul explosion

Updated: Mar 01, 2017 16:16 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], March. 1 (ANI): At least person was reportedly killed and 35 others injured in an explosion in Kabul's Arzan Qeemat region on Wednesday.

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Washington D.C.[USA], March 1(ANI): Addressing his first joint session of the Congress, U.S. President Donald Trump asserted that his job is not to represent the world and suggested other nations to chart their own path.

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Explosion in Kabul, no casualties

Updated: Mar 01, 2017 14:27 IST

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Obamas sign book deals Penguin Random House

Updated: Mar 01, 2017 14:20 IST

London [UK], March 1(ANI): Former US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama have signed book deals with Penguin Random House.

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New Delhi [India], Mar.1 (ANI): Baloch Republican Party (BRP) member from Germany, Ashraf Sherjan, slammed the red warrant by Pakistan against Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti and called it as cowardly act.

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New York [United States], Mar.1 (ANI): President of Republican Hindu Coalition Shalabh Kumar today thanked United States President Donald Trump for condemning the Kansas attack.

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Trump vows to build 'great wall'

Updated: Mar 01, 2017 10:11 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], March 1(ANI): President Donald Trump in his address to Congress made repeated reference to the "great wall" that he had promised to build on the southern border of the US.

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Updated: Mar 01, 2017 09:55 IST

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Trump urges Congress to repeal Obamacare

Updated: Mar 01, 2017 09:29 IST

Washington D.C.[USA], March 1(ANI): Addressing his first joint session of Congress, President Donald Trump has urged them to replace and repeal Obamacare with reforms to expand choice, increase access, lower cost and, at the same time, provide better health care.

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Washington D.C. [USA], March 1.(ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump, in his opening speech at a joint session of Congress, said the country is taking strong measure to protect the nation from radical Islamic terrorism and added that ISIS is killing people from all faiths.

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Rawalpindi [Pakistan], Mar. 1 (ANI): Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that enhanced Pakistan-Russia military to military cooperation will have positive impact on regional security.

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Pakistan to host ECO Summit

Updated: Mar 01, 2017 06:39 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar. 1 (ANI): Pakistan will host the ECO Summit here on Wednesday.

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