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Trump 'outreach' changes tone inside black church

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>> Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, visiting a predominantly African-American church in Detroit, Saturday, where he praised the role of black churches in American life.>> For centuries, the African-American church has been the conscience of our country, so true. It's from the pews and pulpits and Christian teachings of black churches all across this land that the civil rights movement lifted up its soul and lifted up the soul of our nation.
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>> Reuters political correspondent Emily Stevenson is traveling with the Trump campaign.>> The service is about half full and people in the crowd were respectful. Several of the people I spoke to coming in said that they just wanted to hear what Trump had to say. I talked to one woman who said that his comments about Mexicans and Muslims were hateful, but she also said that she had problems with Hillary Clinton.
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So, she just wanted to hear what they both had to say.>> His tone inside the house of worship, in stark contrast to this.>> You're living in poverty. Your schools are no good. You have no jobs. What the hell do you have to lose?>> Trump has frequently claimed he's the better choice for African-Americans, but until Saturday he'd mostly said that to large white audiences.
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Protesters outraged by the Republican nominee's visit demonstrating outside of Great Faith Ministries. It seems unlikely Trump will win over large numbers of minority voters before election day, but they might not in fact be his real target audience. White moderate voters put off by frequent accusations of racism made against Trump may view his visit to a black church as a sign he is not in fact as radioactive as Hillary Clinton and others have said.
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This could help convince some of those sitting on the sidelines to vote Trump in November.