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Detroit's Mayor Likens Trump's Minority Efforts to 'The Apprentice'

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By    |   Saturday, 03 Sep 2016 08:30 PM

Detroit's Democratic mayor Saturday slammed Donald Trump's visit to his city as "nothing but reading somebody else's words off a page" — saying that the Republican's recent outreach to minorities "feels like a new season of 'The Apprentice.'"

"He basically ran a primary campaign of bigotry and attacked all different kind of groups," Mayor Mike Duggan told Poppy Harlow on CNN. "Now, he realizes he can't win in the general election.

"So, he goes to Phoenix and talks to Latinos — and then he goes up and talks to African Americans in Detroit.

"Next, you will see him in a citizenship class for immigrants.

"It comes off as so insincere," Duggan said. "If you want to be sincere, tell us specifically what you're going to do.

"That's what we are still waiting for."

In his speech at Great Faith Ministries International, Trump told congregants that "wrongs will be made right" if he is elected to the White House in November.

In response, Duggan charged that "I was hoping that Donald Trump would not just describe the problem, that he would offer some solutions.

"When you're speaking from the heart, you look at people in the eye. You talk to them directly.

"You don't read off a piece of paper in words that sound foreign to you."

By contrast, Duggan said Democrat Hillary Clinton has an agenda for reviving Detroit and other ailing cities.

"I've spent hours in the room with her," he told Harlow. "When you talk to Hillary Clinton, when you talk about what we need to do to get children to learn in the classroom, it is something she has been deeply engaged in since she was young.

"When you talk about creating job opportunities, she has very specific plans for apprenticeships and plans for giving financial support to businesses who hire people in those apprentices.

"She has specific plans to rebuild the infrastructure of this country and creating job opportunities.

"She has plans for making college affordable," Duggan said. "She has a whole range of ideas on how you take people who need a chance to move up and help them."

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