According to Donald Trump, the GOP should really start appealing to minority voters if the party wants to start winning elections again.
Immediately after the 2012 election, conservatives and pundits said that in order for the GOP to remain competitive within the political climate, they have to re-package their message to appeal to minority demographics. They’ve been hammering the new message almost daily, and now controversial business mogul Donald Trump has added his opinion to the mix.
In a NewsMax article Monday, Trump said that the GOP needs to start selling the merits of their message to minorities in order to defeat Democrats in future elections:
“Republicans didn’t have anything going for them with respect to Latinos and with respect to Asians,” he said. “The Democrats didn’t have a policy for dealing with illegal immigrants, but what they did have going for them is they weren’t mean-spirited about it. They didn’t know what the policy was, but what they were is they were kind.”
Trump also mocked Mitt Romney’s “self-deportation” plan as a “crazy” and “maniacal” idea, which caused him to lose the vote of “everybody who is inspired to come into this country.” Trump also said that the GOP should approach immigration reform as an “incredible problem that we have with respect to immigration, with respect to people wanting to be wonderful productive citizens of this country.”
Mediaite notes that the irony of Trump’s latest assertions is that he himself did a lot of damage to the GOP brand with his continued zeal in chasing the “birther” conspiracy, calling President Obama’s nationality and right to govern into question very publicly and on several occasions. This, they say, probably didn’t go over well with minority groups.
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