DETROIT - Presidential candidate Donald Trump briefly outlined a plan for urban renewal while in Detroit Michigan Monday night, a plan he calls "A New Deal for Black America."
Trump, who is losing by double digits in blue Illinois, is in a heated race with Hillary Clinton for Michigan's electoral college votes. He told the crowd gathered he would work to bring back their jobs and push for school choice for Detroit's African-American children:
I’d like to share a special message today with the African-American community in Michigan which has been so terribly harmed by the policies of the Clintons.
Look at the City of Detroit. It used to be the manufacturing hub of the world – now, nearly half of Detroit residents do not work, it has the second-highest violent crime rate in the country, and the children are trapped in failing government schools.
Yet, as the people of Detroit suffer, Hillary wants to spend trillions of dollars on government benefits for illegal immigrants and refugees.
I’ve outlined a plan for urban renewal, it’s called A New Deal For Black America. That deal includes a plan to use the money we will save by securing our border, and curbing refugee admissions, to invest in communities like Flint and Detroit.
It includes a pledge of school choice for African-American children.
My plan also includes a promise to cancel billions in climate change spending for the United Nations – a number Hillary wants to increase – and instead use that money to provide for American infrastructure, including clean water in cities like Flint.
My plan also includes a pledge to reduce violent crime – every child in this nation has a right to grow up in safety and peace.
And my plan includes a pledge to restore manufacturing in the United States.
Hillary and the Democratic Party have run the inner cities for years, and only produced more poverty. The time has come for real change – I’m asking you for the honor of your vote so that together we can turn decades of political failure into generations of lasting success.
Hillary, on the other hand, wants to destroy what’s left of manufacturing in Michigan with the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
A Trump Administration will stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
We will renegotiate NAFTA and, if we don’t get the deal we want, we will terminate NAFTA and get a much better deal.
We are going to lower taxes on American business from 35 percent to 15 percent.
We are going to massively cut taxes for the Middle Class.
We will unleash American energy – including shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal. The Obama-Clinton war on coal is going to cost this state 50,000 jobs.
We will also work to restore and protect the Great Lakes.
We are going to become a rich country again.
But to be a rich country, we must also be a safe country.
Hillary Clinton wants a 550% increase in Syrian Refugees.
Hillary’s immigration plans mean generations of terrorism, extremism and radicalism spreading into your schools and communities here in Michigan.
When we win, we will suspend the Syrian Refugee Program – and we will keep Radical Islamic Terrorists out of our country.
A Trump Administration will also secure and defend the borders of the United States. And yes, we will build a wall.
We’ve received the first-ever endorsement from our ICE and Border Patrol officers. They tell us the border crisis is the worst it’s ever been – it’s a national emergency. They also warn America that Hillary’s plan is the “the most radical proposal in U.S. history.”
When I become President, we will end illegal immigration, deport all criminal aliens, and put American Workers First.
We will also repeal the Obama-Clinton defense sequester and rebuild our badly depleted military.