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Trump Brags About “Blacks for Trump” Supporters, Some of Whom Appear to Be White

“Blacks for Trump.”

Screenshot/Fox News

Donald Trump held a rally in Sanford, Florida, on Tuesday. For the second time in less than two weeks, several Twitter users noted that a woman holding a “Blacks for Trump” sign appeared to be white.

Here’s the photo from Tuesday’s rally:

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And here’s one from a rally in Lakeland, Florida, earlier this month:

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It’s possible that Trump has a lot of old very, very light-skinned black women supporting him. Or, as CBS suggested of the Lakeland rally, the women could have just picked up a wrong, poorly placed sign. It certainly seems like his team might start wanting to do more advance work with those signs, especially if the candidate himself is going to point them out to brag about his black supporters, who may or may not be white.

Read more Slate coverage of the 2016 campaign.

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