There are other reasons not to trust Mr. Trump. He has talked about the devastation of inner cities since the campaign trail. But the tone is sensational and filled with oversimplified generalizations. Inner cities are “disasters” and “like living in hell,” he has said. The message, once again, seemed more a reminder to his base about the perceived problems of inner-city America than to extending a true helping hand to African-American communities. Let’s also not forget the lengthy housing discrimination suit the federal government brought against him and his father in the 1970s detailing evidence that they refused to rent to black tenants.