Our distinguished President appeared on his favorite daily show "FOX & Friends Today." He got into history a bit. Drawing from the Washington Post transcript (Aaron Blake, Trump’s unwieldy ‘Fox and Friends’ interview, annotated 04/26/2018), Brian Kilmeade asked, "Have Republicans done a bad job ignoring the black community up until now?"
TRUMP: You know, I think it was just a custom. People don’t realize, you know, if you go back to the Civil War it was the Republicans that really did the thing. Lincoln was a Republican. I mean, somehow it changed over the years, and I will say I really believe it's changing back. Remember, I was going to get no black votes?Wow. Just, wow.
TRUMP: I was going to get none? Well, I got a lot. I got a lot of support, you know, and I should have gotten much more. Now — in fact, I used to go around saying what do you have to lose? I'd say that at speeches, remember? I'd go into a stadium. I'd talk about the African American vote. I said the education is not good. The — obviously, the law enforcement that your community — the crime is at levels that nobody's ever seen before. You know, I'd go through like seven, 10 stats. I'd say vote for me. What do you have to lose?
TRUMP: So now they've voted for me, crime is way down, and really importantly, the unemployment picture —
TRUMP: — is the best it's been in the history of our country for African Americans.
The full video is available at President Trump: I would give my presidency an A+ FOX News 04/26/2018.