When a group of white people protest, the odds are that Donald Trump doesn't view them as a drugged up mob.
"Jim Crow wasn't very good for black people", Obama said in an interview that aired Friday on ABC's Good Morning America, firing back against Trump's comments last week that "African-American communities are absolutely in the worst shape than they've ever been in before, ever, ever, ever".
Considering Trump's Southern venue, one might conclude that this was at least a bit hyperbolic.
JOHN YANG: He said his tough law and order agenda, which now includes backing stop and frisk, a practice a federal judge said discriminated against minorities, would benefit black Americans.
Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said later in a statement that Mr Trump's comments were not referring "specifically" to the violence in Charlotte, but "addressing a major concern that authorities and mums across the country are raising with him, which is indiscriminate drug use and opiate addiction".
Trump pressed forward with his pitch to African-American voters Wednesday afternoon during a rally in Toledo, Ohio - where he again described black lives in the U.S. in bleak terms.
A peaceful protest in Charlotte, North Carolina turned violent on Wednesday night, leading to multiple arrests and a near fatal shooting.
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The facts that Trump has cited to make his point about the state of affairs in African-American communities have come into question, including his claims about how they have been impacted by a loss of jobs and wages in recent years.
However, his strategy of unsettling the blacks seem to be working, and their frustration may be expressed by abstaining from voting though not many are likely to vote for Mr. Trump.
Trump has sought to express empathy, but his words could rankle some in the African-American community.
NBC News reported that the image that Trump presents of black communities "tends to hyperbolize the black experience in America and plays into stereotypes about the experience of African-Americans in the United States that does not match the reality". You get no jobs. Of the Tulsa case, Trump said Wednesday that he saw the video of the shooting and called it "troubling".
"They would sit down and say, 'listen Mr. Trump, what you're saying is insulting, and I know you're not talking to me, you're talking at me".
Black voters, the argument goes, will hear this, believe him, overlook his troubled history on race, and support his campaign.
"We must do everything we can to ensure they are properly trained, respect all members of the public, and any wrongdoing is always and it will be, by them, vigorously addressed", Trump said.