DETROIT — Donald Trump took his campaign to a black church in Detroit on Saturday, telling congregants that "I'm here today to learn" while pledging to help African-Americans in "so many different ways."
But while Trump tried to make inroads by suggesting he wanted to stand up for the black community, dozens of protesters shouted "No Trump!" and held placards reading, "No hate in the White House" — a sign that the GOP presidential nominee has a long way to go as he courts minorities.
Trump's prepared speech touched on traditional conservative themes, such as school choice, and said he wanted to protect the right to worship while lifting America's economic fortunes.
"We're going to bring jobs back," Trump said. "Taking them back from Mexico and everywhere else."
Trump was later expected to tour neighborhoods in the majority black city of Detroit with Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who grew up there and ran a failed bid for the Republican nomination.
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