Donald J. Trump, the presidential standard-bearer of the Republican Party has recently declared in his North Carolina rally that black communities are in their worst shape now than before.

Speaking in front of an audience in Kenansville (a town named after a slave owner) Trump stated, “We’re going to make our country safe again. We’re going to rebuild our inner cities because our African-American communities are absolutely in the worst shape that they’ve ever been in before…ever, ever, ever.” However, this outrageous rhetoric created uproar on social media.

Furthermore, African Americans say that they are offended by such description of their lives. The statement overlooked the fact that slavery was legal for nearly a century until the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776.

For the past two months, Trump has been making rounds courting black voters. Visiting a huge black congregation in Detroit for the first time early in September and arguing for weeks that Democratic policies have failed African-American voters and that they have nothing left to lose by supporting him. Notwithstanding, his attempts to endear and blend in with Black Americans were futile.