Trump says his African-American approval numbers have doubled, credits Kanye West

President Trump returned to a few of his more vintage talking points Friday.

In a speech at the National Rifle Association’s annual conference in Dallas, Trump echoed a few of his favorite claims, bragged about his performance in office, and looked ahead to the midterm elections.

In calling for stricter immigration laws in an attempt to crack down on gang violence, Trump referenced the speech he made in 2015 when he announced his candidacy for president. Trump said that Central American countries are “sending up” their “worst” people, many of whom are “savage gang members.”

“Remember in my opening speech, I got criticized for it. Remember? Well, guess what. They’re not sending their finest,” Trump said Friday.

In Trump’s very first campaign speech in 2015, he sparked anger by claiming…

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