Donald Trump held a meeting with black and Latino activists at Trump Tower in New York City on Thursday morning as part of his outreach efforts to reach key voting blocs as he pushes towards the November election.
During the meeting, Trump made appeals to both groups and continued his recent attack on Democratic policies that he claims have failed African-American and Hispanic communities over time.
“They’ve really been let down by Hillary Clinton and the Democrats,” said Trump.
TheGrio asked Mr. Trump what he would do to end discriminatory bank lending practices, which deeply impact African-American communities. Trump responded saying the issue was a problem.
“The African American population has absolutely been treated terribly by the banks,” Trump told theGrio. “If you’re African American it’s very hard to get a loan and I want to look into it. I’ve heard it from so many people when they go into a bank they have good credit, they have a good job, they’re African-American. They can’t get a loan under any circumstances. They go from bank to bank to bank.”
The Republican presidential nominee was asked if he would consider auditing the nation’s top banks but he stopped short of making a commitment. “We’re gonna look into it,” he said.