Trump campaign plans information centers for black voters in battleground states

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President Donald Trump's campaign said on Wednesday it plans to open information centers for black voters in 15 cities in battleground states in hopes of increasing support for the Republican president's re-election bid among a key Democratic constituency.
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FILE PHOTO: Black supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump wearing Trump cowboy and baseball hats stand in line with other Trump supporters waiting to attend the president's campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., February 21, 2020. REUTERS/Patrick Fallon/File Photo

Trump has a steep hill to climb winning over black voters. According to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll from Feb. 19-25, 15% of African Americans said they approved of Trump's performance in office, while 79% disapproved and 6% were not sure.

In the 2016 election, only 8% of African Americans voted for Trump versus 89% for Democrat Hillary Clinton, according to a Reuters/Ipsos Election Day poll.

But Trump senior advisers believe he can increase his support in the black community ahead of the Nov. 3 election because of the president's record on economic growth, prison reform…
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