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President Trump’s 2020 campaign unveiled its latest effort to reach black voters Wednesday, sharing its rough plans to open more than a dozen “Black Voices for Trump community centers” in predominantly black areas across the country. Campaign officials — including Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and a senior White House adviser; Brad Parscale, Trump’s campaign manager; and Katrina Pierson, a senior campaign adviser who is black — showed reporters posters featuring the glossy facades of their proposed community centers, which they described as functioning as a cross between a traditional campaign field office and a sleek retail space in a heavily trafficked pedestrian area, such as a mall. During several small briefings at the Trump campaign offices in Arlington, Va., campaign officials explained they expect Trump supporters to use the offices to volunteer, learn more about the president’s message, attend programming — an official said Pierson plans to visit every community center — ... Full story

26 February