Exclusive: Trump’s New Diversity Czar Says Trump Wins With Minority Voters When He Talks Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

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Donald Trump’s new man to lead diversity outreach across the country tells Breitbart News that he is working with women and minority communities, who share the values of the Republican Party and its nominee for president, to break the Democrats’ traditional hold on their loyalties.

“I am the deputy chair of National Diversity Coalitions, said Earl L. Phillip, who started in his new job Wednesday after working as an political field operative for the Trump campaign in North Carolina, a post he held there during the primaries.

Phillip said he would be engaging with African-American community, as well as the Latino-Hispanic, Asian-American other other groups that have self-identified themselves. He spoke to Breitbart News from an event in North Carolina.

“Any group that you could ‘title it,’ we will be engaging it,” he said, speaking to Breitbart News from a Trump campaign event for more than 300 Republican women at the Trump National in Charlotte.

“Trump has proven that his message resonates in those communities, across all cultures,” he said. “The real message that resonates is job creation–Jobs, Jobs and Jobs–and that’s what we are going to do. Garner the votes, drum up support, get the votes for Mr. Trump and put him in the White House.”

Winning minority votes is a key part of the Trump strategy, he said. President Barack Obama won in 2008 and 2012 with historic minority turnout for him. Without the president on the ballot and with Trump’s positive message of getting people back to work, Phillips hopes the campaign cuts into the support that Democrats have taken for granted.

Phillip said his first big event is Sunday’s “Day of Endorsement” African-American Church Town Hall and Rally held in Charlotte’s Antioch Road to Glory International Ministries. Scheduled to join the rally are Trump Campaign Director of African American Omarosa Manigault, YouTube sensations Diamond and Silk and Lara Trump and Trump campaign national spokeswoman Katrina Pierson.

Pierson told Breitbart News she thrilled to be on a tour in North Carolina and she said the rally Sunday is typical of the other events the campaign is organizing throughout the state and with minority communities across the country. Pierson was the emcee at Thursday’s event for Republican women in Charlotte.

“Sunday is a celebration of unity, and another blow to the false media narrative that Mr. Trump doesn’t have support from the black community,” she said.

“Mr. Trump understands that reforming education, trade and immigration is the only constitutional way to positively impact the black community from the federal level,” she said.

Manigault, who is actually known simply as “Omarosa,” will be the guest preacher at the rally Sunday, he said. Omarosa is an ordained Baptist minister and the foundress of ASK Ministries, which stands for Ask, Seen and Knock.

“The church has endorsed Mr.Trump and we are going to make it go viral on Sunday,” he Phillip said. “We are going to celebrate that endorsement.”

Phillip said he is excited about his mission working for the Trump campaign because it is a consistent with his own journey in politics.

“I am a black Republican in North Carolina,” he said.

Phillip said bring blacks into the GOP is an easier job than it sounds because the GOP lines up with where the everyday black community is every day.

“All it took for me to go into the black community–because we share the same culture–and talk about things that we have no talked about in a long time in places we haven’t been in a long time, and that’s all it took,” he said. Working in North Carolina for the Republican National Committee, Phillip personally converted more than 2,700 individuals to the Republican Party.

“It’s never by saying: ‘Hey, I’m Earl from the Republican Party,’ It’s by saying the same things I talk about when I talk about Donald Trump,” he said. “Let’s talk about what made us the same: faith in God, strong families, a strong economy and equal opportunities for all–and guess what? That’s the same things the Mr. Trump is talking about.”

It was the same message that gave Trump victory in the primaries and pulled people into the process, who had given up on politics, he said.

“We woke up people, who had not voted before, people who had not voted in years–they came to the polls and they voted,” he said.

“Mr. Trump won the North Carolina primary the way he won the entire country,” he said.

“People are tired of the same-old, same-old. Donald Trump came about because the politicians in-charge did not get the job done. He was also sick of the same-old, same-old.”


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