Trump’s Pitch to Blacks

He probably won’t win many African-American votes, but he sounds a warning about unlimited immigration.

Tuesday evening, in the wake of rioting in Milwaukee, Donald Trump held a rally in a nearby suburb—and made a direct appeal for black votes. He’s not likely to get many. His central appeal to blacks, up to now, has been based on “law and order.” Terrible violence and other crimes plague too many urban black communities; reducing crime is a fundamental precondition to progress. Still, some observers felt that, on crime, anyway, Trump was trying to rally his white base more than he was trying to reach new black voters.

On other issues, however, Trump made a genuine appeal to blacks. He questioned whether voting overwhelmingly for Democrats, as blacks do, has delivered the expected benefits.