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Delegate says Trump’s not a racist

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>> The ayes have it.>> The NeverTrump contingent drowned out by the Donald's legion of loyal supporters at the Republican National Convention. Among the most ardent of them, this guy, Michael Barnett, the chairman of the Palm Beach County Republican Party, and this is his Super Bowl.>> It doesn't get better than this.
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>> Barnett is here in Cleveland as a Florida at large delegate to vote in Donald Trump as the party's nominee and he's quick to dispel the notion that Trump is a racist.>> Look at my African American over here.>> Before Donald Trump ran for president I don't think you could find anyone who would ever claim that he has a racist bone in his body.
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The idea is ridiculous. Donald Trump has brought me into this mix, as a member of the national diversity coalition for Trump. Don't listen to what the democrats have to say and in great measure, don't listen to what a lot of the media have to say. Listen to what Donald Trump says, listen to his words.
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Listen, and look at who is supporting him. His national spokeswoman is a black woman. The Stump for Trump women, Diamond and Silk, are black women.>> Donald J Trump!>> Donald Trump!>> There are black delegates in here I have been socializing with for the last couple of hours, inside the arena, all supporting Trump.
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I think we've seen the beginning of unity among a lot of blacks coalescing to support Donald Trump. I'm one of the 60 advisors from around the country representing black Americans. There are Muslim Americans for Trump, Jewish Americans for Trump, Latino Americans for Trump, The country is changing. We saw that in 2012, the Republican Party can no longer continue to rely on our shrinking white male base, the southern strategy isn't working anymore.
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Donald Trump recognizes that in order to win, we have to grow our party and we have to welcome everybody in, and that's what he's done.>> But Barnett and Trump have a lot of hearts and minds to change. According to a Reuters' poll of likely general election voters only 4.5% of black respondents said they'd cast their ballots for Trump.
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>> Fire it up. Ready to go.
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