Robinson to Spicer: Does Trump Have Any Idea What Black America Is Like Today?
ROBINSON: “What the president-elect said about Congressman Lewis’ district was, I think, in many ways more upsetting and more disturbing. He described it as falling apart and crime ridden and this is the way he always describes African-American communities. Why is that? And does he have any idea of what black America actually is today?”
SPICER: “Well, I think during the campaign, Gene, you saw him go to, you know, Detroit, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Baton Rouge. He was going from city to city talking about the plight of some of these cities and some of the issues that African-Americans face whether they’re in inner city or middle America, whether it’s access to education, better education and choice and schools, better education in small business lending. He’s been very clear about being a champion of -- of not just black America regardless of where you live but some of the problems that inner cities face where there’s a higher urban population. So, I -- I think that he understands that."