“We did great with the African-American community,” he said, during the rally in Hershey, Pa. “So good. Remember — remember the famous line, because I talk about crime, I talk about lack of education, I talk about no jobs. And I’d say, what the hell do you have to lose? Right? It’s true. And they’re smart and they picked up on it like you wouldn’t believe. And you know what else? They didn’t come out to vote for Hillary. They didn’t come out. And that was a big — so thank you to the African-American community.”
The crowd applauded.
Trump offered similar praise last week in Michigan — another of the states that he wasn’t expected to win, but did. The black community “came through big league,” he said then. “If they had any doubt, they didn’t vote. And that was almost as good,” he added.