President Trump promised black supporters in Atlanta on Friday that the & # 39; best is yet to come & # 39; if they linger by his side during the next election cycle.
He hurled Democrats for abandoning black communities, and locking up black children in failing public schools.
& # 39; The betrayal of the black community is incredible, & # 39; said Trump. & # 39; You have by far the worst schools in the country than anyone else. & # 39;
He even went so far as to say that undocumented migrant favored undocumented migrants over black citizens, who have long been a reliable democratic voting block.
& # 39; Democrats care more about illegal aliens than African-American citizens, or our army, or citizens everywhere, & # 39; said Trump.
President Trump traveled to Atlanta, Georgia on Friday to appear at a campaign event & # 39; Black Voices for Trump & # 39;
A crowd welcomes President Trump as he speaks in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday at a Black Voices for Trump event that is part of his 2020 election efforts.
Supporters hold their cell phones up to take a snapshot of President Trump, who took a day trip to Atlanta on Friday
Trump & # 39; s speech was announced as a & # 39; Black Voices for Trump & # 39; kick-off event due to its re-election campaign in 2020.
The President's opening act was his only member of the black cabinet, HUD Secretary Ben Carson.
& # 39; Today they say that if you are conservative, you are somehow an uncle Tom, you are a terrible person, & # 39; Carson said to the crowd. & # 39; What a mess, & # 39; the gentle ex-brain surgeon added.
& # 39; I only care about what God thinks, & # 39; said Carson.
Vice President Mike Pence also spoke, while a number of prominent black supporters – Diamond and Silk, Katrina Pierson, Paris Dennard, Alveda King and Herman Cain – were in the crowd.
Trump started his own speech by asking how he could best identify the group.
& # 39; What do you prefer – & # 39; Blacks for Trump & # 39; or & # 39; African-Americans for Trump? & # 39; & # 39; The president asked the public. A loud & # 39; Blacks for Trump & # 39; cheering began as a response, so Trump stayed with that.
He also tickled the crowd by commenting on his shoot-from-the-hip speaking style.
& # 39; I do my best work off-script, & # 39; he said. & # 39; I don't like to say this, but I also do my worst off-script work. & # 39;
& # 39; It makes things very exciting, & # 39; Trump added.
The most important part of the argument was the usual fame of the president, although he pointed out – just as in the 2016 cycle – that black voters really have nothing to lose.
& # 39; It's amazing that you've stayed so long to be honest, & # 39; he said and said about the large number of African-Americans who are voting democratically.
In 2016, Hillary Clinton won 88 percent of the black votes, while Trump received only 8 percent.
& # 39; And ladies and gentlemen of the African-American community, I just want to tell you very, very strongly that the best is yet to come, & # 39; swore Trump, completing his remarks.
He said that the next time he held a Blacks for Trump event in a larger space, he would comment on how they needed flooding.
A campaign spokesperson has yet to respond to a request for comment on attendance numbers.
& # 39; You are very, very, very special people, & # 39; Trump went on.
& # 39; What has happened to the black community in the last three years, the African-American community is really incredible and it is an honor to have been there with you, & # 39; said the president.
Also on Friday, Trump launched what he calls the #MAGAChallenge on Twitter, which is aimed at black and young voters.
The president links to a popular video clip from supporter Bryson Gray, who himself & # 39; MAGA Boy & # 39; calls. In the video, Gray is rapping in a giant hat & # 39; Make America Great Again & # 39; about how he was told that he should not support Trump because he is black.
& # 39; I will announce the winners of the #MAGAChallenge and invite them to the White House to meet me and perform, & # 39; tweeted Trump. & # 39; Success! & # 39;