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Trump Says Black Communities In "Worse Shape They've Ever Been... Ever, Ever, Ever"

This is factually incorrect.

Posted on September 20, 2016, at 6:11 p.m. ET

On Tuesday, as part of his pitch for a new civil rights era, Donald Trump said that black communities in the United States are in the worst shape they've "ever" been in.

.@realDonaldTrump: African-American communities "in the worst shape that theyҀ™ve ever been in before, ever." https://t.co/9LBPglLJSo

Jim Crow β€” the legalized segregation and disenfranchisement of black people β€” and literal slavery happened in this country.


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