Donald Trump says he will not arrive at 2016 Republican National Convention in blackface, but urges others to do so.
|Singer and actor Al Jolson wearing blackface in the musical film The Jazz Singer. (Left)|
Donald Trump in Arizona in March 2016. (Photo: Gage Skidmore). (Right)
"I think it would be a fabulous, fabulous idea if some - and I'm not saying all, just some - people at the Republican National Convention showed up in blackface," said Trump at an Alabama campaign rally boasting white sheets, pointy hats, and burning crosses.
Trump continued, "I think wearing blackface will really show how the Republican Party views the Blacks. I think it is a hugely genuine way to communicate the Republican Party's respect for the Blacks."
"The Blacks know I have done a lot for them. No one has done more for the Blacks than me, and that is why some Republicans should show up to the convention in blackface. We have so few Blacks," explained Trump.
An unidentified member of the press asked Trump if he would show up to the Republican National Convention in blackface.
"I don't think I want to go through the hassle of trying to get into the convention," replied Trump.