Some Republicans want Americans to understand their party is not only the conservative party, but at the same time, it is the party that champions rights for blacks and Hispanics. Just check the vote total. The overwhelming numbers of black and Hispanic Americans voted for the party that represented their views and needs. According to Carl HIgbe, “we are the Republican party. We are the party that freed the slave. We are the party of Martin Luther King.” Sounds OK to me. Everyone knows that Martin Luther King voted for Republicans, everyone knows that Republicans for years have been the party that cares for black and Hispanics.
Actually, there Is something correct in this statement. Lincoln DID end slavery. Theodore Roosevelt DID end segregation in the federal government. Dwight Eisenhower did support the Brown vs Board of Education Supreme Court decision. BUT, things changed. New Republicans assumed power. And, they did NOT give a damn about blacks, about Hispanics, they decided to get the votes of right wing white conservatives. Then was then, now is now, and Donald Trump does not give a damn about Hispanics or black folks, except they can work as maids or kitchen staff in his hotels.