- Rick C. Wade: Donald Trump has yet to show a real understanding of the plight of the African-American electorate
- If he wants to win black voters, Trump will need to offer prescriptive solution to socioeconomic imbalances in America
Rick C. Wade was senior adviser and national director for African-American vote for Obama for America and deputy chief of staff for U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke. He has endorsed Hillary Clinton in this year's Democratic campaign. Wade is an entrepreneur and president of a global business development firm. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Last week, Donald Trump, running as Savior-in-Chief, tried to appeal to the African-American electorate by attending his first black church, Detroit's Great Faith Ministries. Though it took him long enough, at least Trump finally spoke to black folks rather than past them.