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Donald Trump Says the Democratic Party Is the Party of Slavery

'The Republican Party is the Party of Abraham Lincoln, not bad! It is also the party of freedom, equality and opportunity. It is the Democratic Party that is the party of slavery, the party of Jim Crow.' Trump said at a rally in Illinois.

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DONALD TRUMP: I will not accept, and neither will you, a future in which children of color --any color-- in this country are not fully included in the American Dream. 

Our whole country loses when we leave millions of talented, aspiring Americans on the sidelines. We want to give everyone a chance to contribute their full talents to our economy and our country.

Remember, and many people don't know this: the Republican Party is the Party of Abraham Lincoln, not bad! It is also the party of freedom, equality and opportunity. 

It is the Democratic Party that is the party of slavery, the party of Jim Crow, the and party of [oppression].

By the way: Is there any place better to be than a Trump rally? 

Nothing makes me more honored and proud than to be the nominee of Abraham Lincoln’s Republican Party.

Our party will fight to bring hope to every forgotten stretch of this country.

Once again, we will be One American Nation.

One United People.

And we will have One Really Great Future again.