4.4 million 2012 Obama voters stayed home in 2016 — more than a third of them black

A month after his victory in the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump offered his thanks to an unexpected demographic group.

“We did great with the African American community,” he said. “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.”

His claim that he “did great” with black voters is untrue; he did slightly better with black voters than did John McCain in 2008 or Mitt Romney in 2012 but worse…

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