It’s no secret that Donald Trump, the presidential candidate, used racial divisiveness to push his campaign to victory in 2016. Now, thanks to a new report from Bloomberg, we have a glimpse into how entities in Trump’s broader campaign orbit—including eventual campaign chairman and chief advisor Steve Bannon—used a more sophisticated method of targeted political messaging along racial lines to achieve that goal. Over the course of the summer of 2016, a writer for Brietbart, the ultra-conservative site that was at the time helmed by Bannon, spent weeks actively courting Bruce Carter, a black activist who would go on to found a group called Trump for Urban Communities, according to Bloomberg. Carter had previously founded a “Black Men for Bernie” group, which supported dark horse Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders until Carter grew disenfranchised with Sanders’ treatment by the party. The Breitbart writer’s goal, Carter told the magazine, was not simply to flip his endorsement from one candidate to another, but to enlist him to actively push a message urging black voters to stay home on Election Day. “If you can’t stomach Trump, just don’t vote for the other people and don’t vote at all,” Carter recounted telling black communities, which… Read full this story
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