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Trump’s Powerful Message for African Americans

Donald Trump’s outreach to African Americans is smart move, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it works for him on many levels.

I have advocated that he should do just that. In May, I wrote this in LifeZette. Who knows, maybe he read it.

In 1984, Ronald Reagan asked American voters whether they were better or worse off than they were four years earlier. Enough thought their circumstances had improved to give Reagan a landslide re-election victory.

In 2016, the time is ripe for the Republican nominee to ask the same question of African-Americans and other minorities, a question that if answered honestly, could help Donald Trump seize the presidency from the grasp of Hillary Clinton. It is an undeniable fact that, under the leadership of America’s first black president, blacks are worse off than when he took office.

Bringing this message to African-Americans could bolster the historically miniscule numbers of blacks who support the Republican presidential candidate and secure GOP victories in key swing states that are among the top 20 in terms of the concentration of African-Americans, including Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The economic and social conditions for blacks are so dire — and the failure for them of the welfare state so stark — that the black community may be receptive to some truth-telling and proposals that offer opportunity instead of free, dependency-inducing stuff.

But is Donald Trump the one to deliver that message? He just might be.

The Republican Party was founded to combat the racism of the Democrats. Specifically, to oppose the expansion of slavery. Trump should be asking blacks to “come home to the Republican Party.”

His labeling of Hillary Clinton as a “bigot” is the perfect political counter-programming. She is a bit of a bigot because she takes a whole ethnic group’s support for granted. But she is, in fact, worse than a bigot in that she proposes to make the lives of the many African Americans who are struggling worse by continuing the same policies that have kept so many blacks in the dire social and economic circumstances where they have been mired for so long.

The outreach to blacks helps counter the narrative that Trump is a racist, of course. But it also sets him up as a compassionate figure, which is obviously not how he is portrayed in the media. And it adds to his luster as someone willing to think outside the box and to rattle the establishment and its conventional thinking.

When was the last time establishment Republicans made a serious attempt to appeal to African Americans? Never. They’re too busy talking to each other.

18 thoughts on “Trump’s Powerful Message for African Americans”

  1. Here’s why Trump will never persuade Blacks to support him.

    The Hallmark of his campaign for the last 14 months has been IMMIGRATION – build a wall (make Mexico pay for it) – and DEPORT 11M illegals and their AMERICAN-born children!!!

    He tried to get the Black vote by telling them that Illegals were taking their jobs!!!
    It didn’t work.
    So, what are Blacks supposed to believe now???
    The answer is: Hillary!

    IMO, Trump just committed political suicide with his 180 pivot to the Jeb, Marco, and Kasich platform.

    He was insane to propose his draconian mass deportation agenda in the first place. He was dead in the water for the General election.
    The man is either too ignorant to realize how he alienated half of the population for the last 14 months, or he is underestimating the American voters by expecting them to fall for this latest piece of garbage. He cannot un-ring the bell!

  2. I wanted Romney to go to the black communities when he ran. I believe that would speak volumes. I understand trump is going to Detroit in a week or so with Ben Carson to do just that. Call these events whatever you want (photo ops etc) but I believe there are lots of people in the inner city that want massive change. They simply do not have a voice.

    1. Inner city blacks have been lied to for years.
      Under a Clinton administration, nothing will change.

      All Trump is asking for is a chance to improve their circumstances.

  3. So, after a year of ignoring African Americans, Trump has realized, in late August, that his hardcore supporters aren’t nearly enough to give him a win, and he needs the African American vote.

    So he holds rallies in white suburbs 50 miles away from the inner cities, to heavily white audiences, and tells them how important AfricanAmericans are to him.

    To top it off, he uses the Trump-like expression,”What the hell do you have to lose”?

    Does he really expect blacks to buy his con?

        1. Yeah.
          I want to lose the 19 trillion dollar debt.

          I want to lose the bogus employment numbers that we are constantly bombarded with.

          I want to lose the media that constantly covers for obvious crooks within the administration.

          I want to lose the revolving door that the administration is using that if you screw up, you get this job.
          That’s BS.
          You screw up, you’re fired.

          I’m tired of seeing career politicians come in as paupers and come out as millionaires, all for running as a public servant, and once they get in office, they have a gig for life.

          Everything to lose huh?

          Michael, my advice to you is worthless as you have already made up your mind.

    1. Michael, have to be kidding.
      That kind of logic makes no sense at all.

      So you want Trump to hold a rally in a ghetto?

      A ghetto full of gangs and guns, burned out buildings and neighborhoods teaming with crime and drugs?
      All of which are a result of liberal policies since Lyndon Johnson.

      Think it through Michael, it ain’t gonna happen.

      If Hillary is the champion of the downtrodden, maybe she should visit the ghetto, after all, the policies she promotes created it.

  4. There must be fear by the Hillary campaign that Trump’s outreach to the AA community can, and perhaps is working.
    Today’s newest anti-Trump ad by the Hillary campaign uses the oldie but goodie smear that Trump is like the KKK.
    Ho-hum, same s**t, different day.
    Meanwhile BLM thugs beat a reporter because they think he’s white, but stop when they discover he’s Asian.
    Hello , media, knock-knock, you there?

  5. Trump isn’t interested in black leaders, those people who live to get their panties in an indignation twist. Those people have an investment in the way things are now. Trump is appealing to the person who looks around and says in their heart, “What do I and my family have to show for years of Democrat ‘support’?” This person will talk the line and in the voting booth, vote for Trump. After all, what do they have to lose?

  6. Now that Hillary is trying to tie Trump to the KKK, it might be time to remind ourselves that Hillary had the highest praise for her “friend and mentor” KKK hero and Grand Kleagle Sen. Robert Byrd. The Grand Kleagle is the chief recruitment officer of the KKK. Oh, my, did she like Sen Byrd, as you can read here.

    And, of course there is the ringing endorsement for Hillary from the Communist Party.

    And let’s not forget the glowing support Planned Parenthood (and their $20 million contribution to Hillary’s campaign), which kills more unborn Black human beings in a month than the number of Blacks KKK killed in a 100 years. Hillary is the first Presidential candidate they have ever supported. Says a lot.

    Then, of course, there’s NAZI collaborator and world wide financial crook George Soros who supports Hillary so much, he’s given $millions to her campaign. He knows a fellow traveler when he see one.

  7. “The white liberal differs from the white conservative only in one way. The liberal is more deceitful than the conservative. The liberal is more hypocritical than the conservative. Both want power, but the white liberal is the one who has perfected the art of posing as the Negro’s friend and benefactor, and by winning the friendship and support of the Negro, the white liberal is able to use the Negro as a pawn or tool in this political football game. Politically the American Negro is nothing but a football, and the white liberals control this mentally dead ball. Through tricks of tokenism and false promises, and they have the willing cooperation of Negro leaders. These leaders sell out our people for just a few crumbs of token recognition and token gains

    —–MALCOLM X ( from his speech called, God’s Judgment of White America)”

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