On the campaign trail, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump claims to want to be the best solution for black people.

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Donald Trump portrays all black people as residents of the inner city living in fear and squalor. Or he has them forcibly removed his rallies.

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Yet, on Wednesday he said at Spirit Square “Here is the promise I make to you whether you vote for me or not: I will be your greatest champion,” he said in The Charlotte Observer.

He went on to say, according to the Observer that with him as president every poor African-American will be able to walk down the street and not be scared.

“Safety is a civil right. The problem is not the presence of police but the absence of police. … We must work with our police, not against them,” Trump said at Spirit Square, according to the Observer.

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It’s an odd message to deliver considering that latest spate of fatal police shootings of unarmed Black men.

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