Reince Priebus went on Meet The Press with Chuck Todd to do the unenviable task of trying to build up Donald Trump which he did mostly through lies and attacks on Hillary Clinton. One area he tried to work on is feeding into Trump's line that Clinton viewed African Americans as votes and not as people.
His proof? Because Democrats were opposed to education privatization:
CHUCK TODD: You know, one of the things he said, he said Hillary Clinton only views African-Americans as votes, not as human beings. And this is what he Tweeted out yesterday morning after the tragedy about Dwyane Wade, former Miami Heat now Chicago Bull, whose cousin was shot and killed and Chicago and he Tweets this: "Dwayne Wade's cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago, just what I have been saying. African-Americans will, in all caps, VOTE TRUMP." Appropriate?
REINCE PRIEBUS: Here's where I think he's frustrated with is that Democrats, I think, have been taking advantage of this vote and providing very little leadership to get things done in urban areas across America. I worked in Wisconsin for Tommy Thompson when the first private school choice bill was put together. It was Democrats out of the cities, Democrats that in the power base of their party, that fought school choice across the state of Wisconsin. And to me, if you want to look at leadership in the cities, it's in education reform, it's in freeing up SBA loans for black small business owners, these are the things that our party is championing and he sees that. And it's frustrating to see the Democrats going to these cities, I think take advantage of this vote and provide very little leadership in return.
Priebus speaks from his knowledge of how to work with minorities. After all, he's the one that "rebranded" the GOP.
A prime example of the success in this is when his candidate, Trump, pointed out "his African American."
Or if Priebus prefers to refer to just Wisconsin, look at all of what his Republicans have done for African Americans. They have restricted their ability to vote. They have cut public assistance, including energy assistance, food stamps and health care. Heck, they even went so far as to limit what people could buy with food stamps. They drove out thousands of jobs and the few jobs that remain don't pay a livable wage and definitely aren't unionized.
And that's just to name a few things.
No, the Republicans don't take African Americans for granted. Not at all. They're in a full scale war on them.