THE FIXER

Pence Laughs at Trump’s Claim to 95% of Black Support

Republican vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence doesn’t seem to take seriously Donald Trump’s boast that he’ll have 95 percent of the black vote in 2020. During a Monday morning pre-taped interview with Fox News, host Ainsley Earhardt mentioned how “Donald Trump is telling the African-American community ‘I am the guy for you,’ and he says by 2020 he’s going to have 95 percent of the African-American support.” Pence chuckled in response, prompting Earhardt to ask, “Why are you laughing?” Pence then immediately deflected: “Well, that’s Donald Trump. Look, he has a heart for every American. And also he’s a truth teller. He speaks the truth. It’s been the failed policies of Democratic politicians that have harmed people living in the cities in this country now for generations... [A]nd his optimistic view about the 2020 when he’s running for re-election, that’s pure Donald Trump.”