Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday blasted Democratic policies and called for African-Americans to support him, saying blacks can not expect change otherwise.
"You live in poverty", he said. He noted that the "GOP is the party of Abraham Lincoln" and said, "I want our party to be a home of the African-American voter once again".
"One thing we know for sure is that if you keep voting for the same people you will keep getting the same, exactly the same result".
"No group in America has been more harmed by Hillary Clinton´s policies than African Americans", Trump told a rally in Dimondale, Michigan.
Mrs Clinton called Mr Trump's comments "so ignorant it is staggering".
He pledged to "produce" for African Americans, and vowed that if elected, he would claim over 95% of the community's vote at the end of four years.
President Barack Obama, historically the most popular president among African-Americans in United States history, received 93% of the black vote in 2012.
Here's a brief look at Trump's history with African-Americans on the campaign trail.
Speaking to a predominantly all-white audience of about 6,000 people, Trump appealed directly to blacks for votes.
For months, Trump has argued that he has "tremendous African American support". He was criticized heavily when he took days to speak out against the former leader of the Ku Klux Klan who endorsed the billionaire New Yorker. Because I will produce for the inner cities, and I will produce for the African Americans. The New York businessman's campaign received three invitations to address the National Urban League, according to The New York Times.
Most surveys now show Trump polling in the low single digits among African-American voters compared to Clinton.
But he's saying, you can't do any worse.
It will be a win for the voters - not the pundits, not the journalists, not the lobbyists, not the global special interests funding my opponent's campaign. In our most recent poll, a fifth of Republican men and a quarter of Republican women agreed with the statement that Trump is biased against women and minorities. It's that strength we are going to need to create the New American Future our children deserve.
"Trump's "Black outreach" so tone deaf & condescending, his "Hispanic outreach", (eating a taco bowl), unexpectedly not that poor & dumb".