RNC night 1: Freed hostages, Cuban immigrant and Parkland dad make case for Trump's reelection

1. Kimberly Klacik: Democrats have ‘neglected’ black Americans ‘for far too long’

Congressional candidate Kimberly Klacik laid the blame for the problems Baltimore residents have faced for decades at the feet of the Democratic Party because, as she said, “Baltimore has been run by the Democrat Party for 53 years.” She argued that one-party control of the city has resulted in high crime and poverty rates.

“The Democrat Party has betrayed the black people of Baltimore,” Klacik said. She made similar arguments during her RNC speech, which she gave from the city.

“The Democrats have controlled this part of Baltimore City for over 50 years and they have run this beautiful place right into the ground,” she said. “Abandoned buildings, liquor stores on every corner, drug addicts, guns on the street, that’s now the norm in many neighborhoods."

“Sadly, the same cycle of decay exists in many of America’s Democrat-run cities,” she added. “And yet, the Democrats still assume that black people will vote for them, no matter how much they let us down and take us for granted.”

“We’re sick of it,” Klacik asserted. “We’re not going to take it anymore. The days of blindly supporting the Democrats are coming to an end.”

Klacik’s speech also included a message to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. “You and your party have neglected us for far too long. We want safety in our neighborhoods, we want to make the most of the federal opportunity zone I’m standing in right now in West Baltimore, we want higher-paying jobs, and more business opportunities. We want lower taxes, we want school choice, we want a chance to get ahead, not just get by.”

“I want Baltimore to be an example to Republicans around the country that we can compete in our inner cities if we reach out to the citizens and deliver real results.” She proceeded to credit President Trump for “bringing this country back roaring” and “bringing the American spirit to life for all Americans.”

Klacik concluded her remarks by asking the American people to “help President Trump complete this great American comeback” and “help me start this great Baltimore comeback.”

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