Even Democrats like CNN’s Van Jones and Jamal Simmons have begun facing the fact that President Trump’s policies have helped the working class and the poor of all colors. Trump has broken many of the old political paradigms in America, partly by being a de facto Third Party President.
Since he doesn’t fit the traditional Democrat or Republican mold, Donald Trump won far more of the African-American vote in 2016 than Republicans usually get. The president’s real-world improvements to life for the African-American community has only increased his popularity with voters of color. No, he won’t win the African-American vote but is on pace to capture an even larger share in 2020 than he did in 2016. (links below)
At CNN Van Jones admitted that President Trump’s policies have helped African-Americans “in real life” and that:
“What he (Trump) was saying to African-Americans can be effective. You may not like it, but he mentioned HBCUs [historically black colleges and universities] — our black colleges have been struggling for a long time, a bunch of them have gone under — he threw a lifeline to them, in real life, in his budget. He talked about that. He talked about the criminal justice reform. He talked about opportunity zones. He talked about school choice.”
Jones also called out “the bubble” in which white Democrats live, a confirmation bias bubble which prevents white Democrats from acknowledging Trump’s positive results in minority communities. That same bubble also prevents white Democrats from seeing Trump’s positive results for the entire working class.
Contrast that with white Democrat heroes like the tone-deaf Oscar celebrities, who lectured and harangued Trump and his supporters while carrying off TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR “swag bags” from the ceremony. Donating those swag bag funds to the poor and needy would be more effective than loud public posturing but shallow celebrities fail to realize how despised their hypocrisy is.
During his recent State of the Union address, President Trump honored African-American heroes several times, including Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee and Army Veteran Tony Rankins. In addition, he awarded an Opportunity Scholarship to fourth grader Janiyah Davis.
Recent polling has put African-American support of Trump anywhere from 30% to 39%, with some outliers placing it even higher. Donald Trump is a far cry from rightfully detested Republicans like George W Bush, Mitt Romney, Karl Rove and the National Review crowd.