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William Barber: “Trump Saying Black Communities Are Poor Is Coded Language To Say White Communities Are Poor”

North Carolina NAACP President Rev. William Barber went on MSNBC’s ‘AM Joy’ on Saturday and claimed that the Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, is using a coded language to accuse black people for white poverty.

“[Trump]’s not just speaking to suburban whites, he’s also speaking to whites particularly in the South who, for years since Strom Thurmond took the Dixiecrats to the Republican party, have used a kind of divisive politics to suggest that poor white’s problems are because of black people. That’s why he said, ‘Your communities are poor.’ That’s coded language,” Barber said.