Pitch: Trump to Get More Black Votes Than any GOP Since Eisenhower
Historically, Republicans have not had much support from the black community at large. However, a few GOP presidents have had the fortune of earning their trust, and it seems that President Donald Trump will be one of those.
Four years ago, when Trump first began his political career, he tried to garner the support of blacks and get their votes but, like most Republicans, he had little success. He asked them in 2016, “What do you have to lose by trying something new like Trump?”
He said, “You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58% of your youth is unemployed – what the hell do you have to lose?”
But his frankness with them didn’t do much good. He was only able to get about 8% of the black vote, although it was better than what Mitt Romney at 6% and John McCain at 4% received.
However, times have changed it seems.
Four years later, Trump has proved he is doing good for our nation, and many of those who did not support him in 2016 are putting their faith in him. And for good reason.
As black conservative commentator Brandon Tatum says, “Trump is doing a lot of great things on paper for African-Americans. He has advocated for the success of black folks.” He says, “You see unemployment is at an all-time low. Black people are working more. Black women are doing better. All of these things are happening and occurring under President Trump.”
Tatum claims the reason for this success is in part due to Trump’s tax cuts and securing our borders, as well as other issues that are important to the African-American community.
Others, like the founder of Black Entertainment Television Robert Johnson, agree saying tax cuts have helped pave the way for our economic boom. Johnson says, “I think the economy is doing great, and it’s reaching populations that heretofore had very bad problems in terms of jobs and employment and the opportunities that come with employment… so African-American unemployment is at its lowest level.”
And as a result, support for the president is on the rise.
According to a recent Fox News poll, 22% of African-Americans currently support President Trump. And Rasmussen shows him with a 34% approval rating. The NAACP also conducted a survey showing him at 21%, and that was back in 2017.
Just to put this into perspective a little bit, most GOP candidates, usually only garner somewhere around 10% support from the black community.
The last Republican to reach any higher than that was Dwight Eisenhower back in 1956. The WWII hero won 39% percent of their vote. And the following year, he proved that they did right by giving him that support when he desegregated American schools.
And then in ’57, he signed the first Civil Rights legislation since the 1870s. You know you hold quite a legacy when your vice president who succeeds you (Richard Nixon) automatically gets 32% of the black vote.
And Trump is about to win all those votes back.
People like Tatum are trading sides to support a president who works for them, not against them. He, like political activist Candace Owens, was once a liberal and a strong supporter of the Democratic Party.
However, Trump has proven to him and Owens that he willing to go the extra mile for ALL Americans and not just the ones that support him. So they have converted to his cause.
And according to media personality and former presidential candidate Herman Cain, many more are willing to become part of the “Blexit” (black exit from the Democratic Party) movement, if they haven’t already.
He says, “CNN exit polling is not reliable. If you’re asking black people, and they’re coming from a black precinct, some of them aren’t going to tell you the truth.”
And he adds that many people he comes into contact with “whisper at me, they’re supporting Trump,” but won’t speak up about it “because they don’t want to have to go through the hassle.”
He and Tatum say that so long as Trump continues to work for policies that benefit African-Americans, the amount of support he gets from them will only rise. And with that support, he is unlikely to lose the election.