Trump touts dubious African-American support in midterm homestretch

President Donald Trump won only 8 percent of the black vote in the 2016 election. | Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images

President Donald Trump on Sunday boasted of his support among African-Americans by citing questionable polling data, two days before voters cast their ballots in a midterm election with historic implications for black candidates.

“New Fox Poll shows a ‘40% Approval Rating by African Americans for President Trump, a record for Republicans.’ Thank you, a great honor!” the president wrote on Twitter.

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Trump’s post is an apparent reference not to a survey by Fox News, but instead to a recent poll by…

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