Donald Trump Sees Support with Black Voters on the Rise
Maybe it's the record unemployment. Maybe the Kanye effect is real (see Kanye West Shares Frustration Over ‘White Liberals’ Telling Black People How to Vote [Video] and WATCH: Kanye West Defends Trump, Blasts “Mental Slavery”). Whatever the reason, if you're a Democrat who is counting on your usual 90% support amongst black voters to defeat President Racist McTweetstoomuch, these numbers could prove problematic.
ICYMI: Last Friday we showed Black Likely Voter approval for @realDonaldTrump at 34%. We then found out that a re… https://t.co/AZ3nUS3y2P— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen Reports)1574683838.0
Don't get me wrong. Donald Trump isn't being invited to the cookout anytime soon. If he was invited, he'd probably be the one who brings the potato salad with raisins in it. Or Melania's "macaroni with cheese" that she makes with Brussel sprouts and doesn't even bake in the oven. Barbarism. While Mike Pence hands the DJ a mixtape featuring the Starland Vocal Band and Dan Fogelberg. Because he feels Kool and the Gang is a bit too urban for him.
The thing is, some of the Democrat frontrunners might not be invited either. Every day is a new article about how Pete Buttgig has issues in the African American community. Elizabeth Warren just had a speech interrupted by supporters of charter schools. Voters across all demographics are demanding actual results from their elected officials. White people and black people may not agree on much. But lately we all seem to agree that hack politicians have let us down more ways than Trump finds to spell new words.
Having a painful lack of melanin in my skin, I could be off. Feel free to blast me in the comment section if I am. But at least from spending too much time on the internet, there appears an increasing number of black voters taking a "what have you done for me" approach to Democrats. They're reminding Democrats that, contrary to the left's identity politics, African Americans are not a monolith who all agree the same way about the same issues.
While Trump may sometimes say insensitive things, he's producing results. What have any of the other candidates running for office done lately?