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Donald Trump: Even African-Americans Can't Listen to Obama Anymore

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By    |   Monday, 20 Oct 2014 10:05 AM

The streams of people in Maryland who left a rare campaign appearance by President Barack Obama over the weekend showed he is so unpopular that even African-Americans can't listen to him anymore, real estate and entertainment billionaire Donald Trump told "Fox & Friends."

"This was an African-American crowd, largely. And, they just couldn't stand listening to him anymore, which is very interesting," Trump said Monday. "I don't think it really means anything new. I'm not surprised to see it."

Obama was at a rally in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, on Sunday to support the state's Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, when crowds of people in the audience began to leave while the president was speaking, Reuters reported. Trump said the reason was that African-Americans had "had enough" of the president.

Obama, who also campaigned over the weekend for Illinois Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn, has held numerous fundraisers to aid Democrats running in the 2014 midterm elections, but few candidates have been keen to appear alongside him.

Trump said one reason for Obama's lagging popularity among African-Americans could be the unemployment rate among minorities, particularly males, which he explained was "far worse than it's ever been."

"You look at what's happened over the last four or five years. The unemployment among African-American males is way, way up. It's through the roof," he said. "I really think this is just a very unpopular president. He's got a very, very low approval rating."

Commenting on an article in the New York Post that reported a political activist claimed New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman used cocaine while serving as a state senator, Trump suggested he might still be using illegal drugs.

"Schneiderman's a total lightweight. A real dope. Now they're saying he took coke. As far as I'm concerned, he probably still does. He's done a very poor job. He's done a terrible job in New York. Really terrible," he said.

Trump and Schneiderman have been at odds since the attorney general filed a $40 million lawsuit in 2013 against him claiming he defrauded participants who attended seminars offered through Trump University.

Trump said he resisted offers to settle the lawsuit against him, and explained the state's case had been "gutted."

"They wanted to settle so badly and [said], 'Let's settle the case. Why don't you settle?' He just wanted to get some publicity on Trump. I don't settle cases," Trump said.

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The streams of people in Maryland who left a rare campaign appearance by President Barack Obama over the weekend showed he is so unpopular that even African-Americans can't listen to him anymore, real estate and entertainment billionaire Donald Trump told "Fox & Friends."
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