In 2016, Donald Trump predicted that he would win the black vote in 2020. While that seems unlikely to come to fruition, many experts predict that he could improve on his 2016 standing, which saw him lose the black vote by 85 points to Hillary Clinton. Even this disparity, while certainly nothing to brag about, was an improvement on how Mitt Romney, John McCain, and George W. Bush did with black voters. And in the ensuing years – even with all the talk in the media about how “racist” Trump supposedly is – the president has made further inroads with the black community.
Will he win a majority of their vote? No. But if he can peel off another five or ten percent, his victory over Biden is all but assured.
In an op-ed entitled, “My Message to Black America,” Trump this week made his most direct play for the black vote of the campaign, insisting that he’s done more for the “Black community than Democrats like Joe Biden have done in 47 years.”
Fact check: True.
“The unemployment and poverty rates for Black Americans hit record lows just before we were attacked by the China Virus,” Trump wrote. “Wages are now growing faster than they have in over a decade, especially for blue-collar workers.
“My Administration is fighting to stop illegal immigration, which hurts Black communities, protect school choice, giving parents more options to access better schools for their children, create new and high-paying jobs, and increase investment in low-income areas — these initiatives create unprecedented opportunities for long-forgotten communities across the country,” he continued. “I was also honored to work with U.S. Senator Tim Scott to create the Opportunity Zones program established through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which has already attracted $75 billion in new private investments and created 500,000 new jobs in struggling, underserved communities.”
Of course, there is nothing that terrifies Democrats more than the idea that black voters might flee the party in favor of President Trump and his ACTUAL solutions. That’s why they go absolutely bananas every time a Kanye West or an Ice Cube or a 50 Cent expresses anything other than outright hatred of this president. They know that for every disgruntled rapper, every insightful Candace Owens, and every proud Herschel Walker, there are a thousand average black voters thinking twice about their loyalty to the Democratic Party.
Polls show that Biden’s support among African-Americans has already dipped to 80% – a shave of five points off Hillary in 2016. This alone could be enough to put Trump in the White House for another four years. Any more defections, and the Democratic Party could be on its way to extinction.