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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT):

10:35 a.m.

Boxing promoter Don King is praising Donald Trump as “the only gladiator” who can take on a system that King said is “rigged” and “racist” and “sexist.”

King introduced the Republican presidential nominee to a group of pastors in Cleveland on Wednesday.

King said white women and African-Americans should vote for Trump to topple the established order.

He wore a bejeweled denim jacket and held American and Israeli national flags.

King has long supported his friend Trump, but the appearance Wednesday marks his highest-profile appearance on the Republican nominee’s behalf. King wanted to speak at the Republican National Convention in July. But GOP officials kept him off the stage, in part to avoid a focus on his manslaughter conviction in the 1960s.

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9:55 a.m.

Donald Trump is calling for unity after the shootings of black men in two cities.

The Republican nominee tweeted Wednesday: “The situations in Tulsa and Charlotte are tragic. We must come together to make America safe again.”

Terence Crutcher was unarmed when he was shot alongside his vehicle in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Keith Lamont Scott was shot Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina. Officers say he was armed. But a woman claiming to be Scott’s daughter said in an online post that he was unarmed. The shooting prompted a demonstration that injured about a dozen police officers.

Trump tweeted: “Hopefully the violence & unrest in Charlotte will come to an immediate end. To those injured, get well soon. We need unity & leadership.”

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7:30 a.m.

Mike Pence is defending Donald Trump against new criticism of how the Republican presidential hopeful used his charitable foundation.

The vice presidential nominee told NBC’s Brian Williams in an interview broadcast late Tuesday that he’s confident the Trump Foundation will be able to “demonstrate that they fully complied with the law.”

The Washington Post on Tuesday reported Trump used money the foundation had raised to pay legal settlements for which he was personally liable. Such transactions, the newspaper reported, could violate federal tax laws against using charities for “self-dealing.”

The report was based on interviews and legal documents.

Pence told NBC there are “a number of factual errors in that story.” Pressed on what those errors are, Pence said he things “the foundation will be able to lay those out.”

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7:25 a.m.

Donald Trump is continuing his attempted outreach to African-American voters as he and running mate Mike Pence meet with a group of pastors Wednesday in Cleveland.

The gathering will be held at the church of the Rev. Darrell Scott, an early supporter of the Republican presidential nominee. Scott has sometimes traveled with Trump during the campaign and spoke on his behalf at the Republican National Convention in July.

Aides say Pence will introduce Trump, who will speak and then take questions from Scott.

Polls show Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton with a wide advantage among black voters. African-Americans could prove crucial in several battlegrounds states, including Ohio.

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4:25 a.m.

Donald Trump’s appeal to black voters sounds familiar in Gary, Indiana, and not in a good way.

In 1993, Trump swooped into Gary on his private jet and pledged to make the down-on-its-luck city great again with a riverboat casino along a Lake Michigan shoreline littered with shuttered factories.

Little more than a decade later Trump’s company declared bankruptcy, leaving behind lawsuits and hard feelings in the majority-black city.

Trump’s lawyers later argued in court that his pledges to Gary were never legally binding.

Looking back, Trump tells The Associated Press that his venture worked out well for Gary.

But a Democratic former Gary city councilman, Roy Pratt, calls Trump a “slick business dealer” and says, “He got as much as he could and then he pulled up and left.”

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10 thoughts on “Don King Praises Trump As ‘Gladiator’

  1. It’s insulting that Trump will use a few black folks who he has paid to try to get the African American vote. He can care less about the concerns of that community. So he gets his hypocrite friends who will sell out their own Mother for fame, spot light and a entry to his exclusive country golf clubs as long as they can bring him votes.

    Deceiving Donald always the opportunist. Glad that Pastor in Flint MI checked him.He looked so stupid and generalize all African American as we all live in bad conditions. Always for convenience he flip flops to get a win. All he’s concerned about is a large % of us not getting ahead to move in mostly white(his supporters ) neighborhoods. He blames Obama for black progress but it was his own party(R) that has made any potential advancement for them difficult because of not supporting any of the Presidents Ideas. Such Hypocrisy.

    D. Trump is full of cow dung. He knows he’s not qualified and his campaign is pulling straws. He will say and make false promises to get votes. He now acts if he can turn things around by saying he has a magic wand, blames others and trying to use reverse psychology. Now wants to pander to minorities and tell false stories to gain votes. I hope they throw him out!

    He points the finger and hides his hands. He say’s “Latinos have taken jobs from African Americans”. False. Blacks males and Hispanics males do not go for the same job type opportunities, We work in different fields of interest. But he tries to use that silly logic hoping it will stick. If he was so concerned about American Jobs, that was not evident on David Letterman’s show years ago when he was seen showing where his high priced (made overseas ) clothing line was made, Not in the USA that’s for sure.(See the latest Hillary tv ads) He’s such a hypocrite and got exposed.He’s hoping voters will take a gamble like his rigged bankrupt casinos. He’s running out of people to blame for his empty rhetoric so now like a sore losing cry baby attacks the same media he’s been using to glamorize his radical, fear and womanizing ego. Divisive Donald too late! Smart voters know you are full of hot air and a con artist like most hustling businessmen. Don’t forget, Most Klan and white separatist say “Trump speaks for them”. Just look at his rallies and you will see them w/o the white hoods. Don’t be fooled. At least Hillary Clinton has reached out, helped, assisted and cared about African American causes way before she ran for President. She’s not new to that but True to that.

  2. Donald chump is a fraud. And some ppl may fall for the okie doke. Most ppl knw he could care less about blk ppl. He is saying to whitey. Nod nod wink wink.

  3. Folks, if you actually reflected for a moment and thought for yourself, you will realize that decades of Democratic support has only enslaved both you mind and body. Can anyone here honestly say they are better off, socially and financially after 8 years of Obama?
    Trump offers real economic solutions to relocate industry back in the US and thus create jobs. Jobs equals expendable income which drive economic indicators up, For ALL people.

    • specialt757 on said:

      Poor misguided Larry/Lawrence Hairhat. If the orange Hitler was interested in bringing back jobs into the U.S. he would start with his own companies and where he gets his suits from. Nothing about this dictator says he cares about the welfare of the American people period. He is a crock and crook and it’s unfortunate that the “scholar” does not have the sense God gave a caterpillar to see this man couldn’t care any less about whites, “the blacks”, or anyone other American. He cares about himself only, jump off that train boy, before it’s too late.

    • Who is or is not President does not dictate my status in life. I want to know if anyone can honestly say that Obama did not leave this country in better shape than it was after Bush left office. Also, Larry, please post the link where I can read about Trump’s …”real economic solutions to relocate industry back in the US and thus create jobs.” I have not been able to find the details of his “business plan.” Please provide for all of us. Thank you.

  4. I always knew that Don King was an Uncle Tom-and his endorsement of CHUMP just proves it!!!!!!

    TRUMP could care less about BLACK FOLKS AND IS FOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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