O'Reilly Asks Trump: How Do You Win Over Voters Who Think You're a 'Racial Guy?'
In a far-ranging interview on The O’Reilly Factor tonight, Donald Trump expanded on one of his biggest campaign platforms of the presidential race: jobs and the economy.
“My message is I’m going to bring jobs back,” the GOP front-runner told Bill O’Reilly.
“Right now, we don’t have jobs. China has the jobs. Mexico has the jobs. Japan has the jobs. Everybody has the jobs. The jobs have been taken out of the United States like we're a bunch of babies."
O’Reilly asked Trump how he would set about fixing the problem, in particular with African-American communities.
There is “the perception in African-American precincts – that you’re a racial guy, you don’t like them,” said O’Reilly. “Is there a strategy that you have or your staff has to negate that?”
Trump said that he doesn’t believe that’s true, but that he would send communities “an economic message.”
But the problem relates to other ingrained issues, such as income disparity and education, the Factor host pointed out.
“If the kid isn’t qualified to do the job and can’t do the work, I mean, you gotta get in the infrastructure of the African-American community,” said O’Reilly.
“Well, it is true, and it’s about education, but it’s also about spirit,” said Trump.
“A lot of people don’t have spirit. Not only African-Americans. They don’t have spirit in our country.”
Watch more of the must-see interview, in the clips above and below.