Donald Trump made a startling and unexpected plea to black voters on Friday night during a campaign speech. He asked them to leave the Democratic Party and give him a chance.
During a campaign rally in Dimondale, Michigan, a mostly white suburb outside of Lansing, the Republican presidential candidate tried to make the point that Democrats, chiefly his opponent Hillary Clinton, have taken advantage of African-American voters and taken their votes for granted for the past many years.
"Tonight, I'm asking for the vote of every single African-American citizen in this country who wants to see a better future," Trump told the crowd in Michigan.
"What do you have to lose by trying something new, like Trump?" he asked them. "You're living in your poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed what the hell do you have to lose?"
He also made a bold prediction: "At the end of four years, I guarantee you that I will get over 95 percent of the African-American vote. I promise you."
Most polls show Trump trailing Clinton significantly among black voters. President Barack Obama won roughly 93 percent of black voters in his re-election campaign in 2012.
Currently, the polls aren't quite on his side when it comes to black voters.
This was Hillary's response to Trump's speech.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.