Black America Steels Itself for Obama’s Departure and a Future Under Trump -Barrett Holmes Pitner / The Daily Beast

It’s going to be painful for African Americans to watch Obama leave the White House only to be replaced by that man. And that’s just for starters.

During President-elect Donald Trump’s recent “Thank You” tour he repeatedly took time to thank the countless African-American voters who decided not to vote. He categorized the disenfranchisement of black voters as “great” and he wanted to thank black voters for staying at home.

“We did great with the African-American community,” said Trump at a rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania. “They didn’t come out to vote for Hillary. They didn’t come out. And that was a big—so thank you to the African-American community.” The predominantly white audience at the rally applauded loudly in response.

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