He also claims that African-Americans are generally pleased with his presentation as president.
"What I did for African Americans, no president, I would say, did. Now, I will say this: they are so happy because I get calls," he told reporters as he left for a speech in Virginia, which was boycotted by members of the black state. "They are so happy with what I was able to do in Baltimore and other corrupt Democrat-run cities."
He went on to say, "African-American people call the White House. They have never been as happy as what the president did. Not just the lowest unemployment in African-American history, not just the opportunities, really, the biggest beneficiary of the inner city, not just the criminal justice reform. But they are so happy that I pointed out Baltimore's corrupt policy. It's dirty dirty. It's so horrible. And they're happy as hell. "
Because of the controversy surrounding Trump's comments on Ba litmore and cummings are too new to be covered by most available polls, we cannot definitively verify Trump's facts about African-Americans' views on these remarks ̵
1; although it is worth noting that Trump has a history of inventing nonexistent ones phone calls and make dubious claims about people thanking him in private conversations.
However, we can definitively verify his claim that African-Americans are generally satisfied with his presentation.  They are not.
Facts first : African Americans are extremely dissatisfied with Trump's work, polls have shown consistently.
Exit polls in the 2016 election found that Trump received 8% of the votes cast by African-Americans, with 89% of them electing Democrat Hillary Clinton. Opinion polls in the next two and a half years have found that he remains highly unpopular with African Americans.
A Fox News poll conducted July 21-23 found Trump with 75% disapproval of black voters. with 22% approval. In a Washington Post / ABC News poll from June 28 to July 1, 81% of African-Americans said they disapproved; 18% approved. Both approval numbers were significantly better than those in the new Quinnipiac poll, but still: Overall, a large number of African-Americans were dissatisfied with it.
Trump's tweets for Cummings and Baltimore were not identical to his tweets for the two weeks before four colored Democratic congressional women. But it's important to note that black voters were dissatisfied with these earlier tweets: 76% in a Fox News poll said it was racist to tell a person of color to return to their home country, while 9% were said that was not the case, (Only one in four congressional women, resp. Ilhan Omar, was born abroad.)
In the Fox poll, only 11% of black registered voters approved of how they deal with race; 83% disapproved. Asked if Trump respects racial minorities, 78% of black voters did not vote.
Trump emphasized the focus on the economy before black voters, noting on Tuesday, in many previous cases, that Africa's unemployment rate had dropped to a record low 6.0% during his term. (He dropped from 12.7% to 7.9% under President Barack Obama, then from 7.9% to 6.0% under Trump.) But black voters remain dissatisfied with Trump, even in the economy in particular: 64 % in Fox News poll disapprove of his behavior
There is not a single number that black voters in the Fox poll give him a net positive rating.