Trump downplays legacy of slavery in appeal to white voters

        WASHINGTON --- President Donald Trump intensified efforts to appeal to his core base of white voters on Thursday by downplaying the historical legacy of slavery in the United States and blasting efforts to address systemic racism as divisive. The president's comments marking the 233rd anniversary of the signing of the Constitution amounted to a defense of white culture and a denunciation of Democrats, the media and others who he accused of trying to indoctrinate school children and shame their parents' "whiteness." He also argued that America's founding "set in motion the unstoppable chain of events that abolished slavery, secured civil r...Keep on reading: Trump downplays legacy of slavery in appeal to white voters

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