n a play for black votes, President Donald Trump
vowed to designate the KKK – but also Antifa – ‘terrorist organizations,’ he announced at an event in Atlanta Friday.
The president will also increase capital to black communities by nearly $500 billion, a figure first reported by Fox News.
Trump will also push to make Juneteenth, the day slavery officially ended in the United States, a federal holiday.
Trump made the promises with less than 40 days before the November presidential election as he spent Friday trying to firm up support with communities of color, who tend to vote heavily Democratic.
Earlier Friday he participated in a ‘Latinos for Trump’ event at his property in Miami, Florida.
In Georgia, Trump said he ‘will always put Americans first and that includes very, very importantly black Americans.’
He spoke at an event in Atlanta, a majority-black city and the largest in Georgia, a state that could come into play in the Nov. 3 election.
The speech and a fact sheet provided by Trump’s campaign did not spell out how Trump would make good on his promises.
Only Congress has the power to create a federal holiday, but Trump could help introduce a measure for lawmakers to pass.
Calls to make Juneteenth, June 19, a federal holiday grew louder this summer as Black Lives Matter protests swept through the country and many organizations gave their workers the day off.