A Democratic strategist listed off a series of accomplishments President Trump has achieved that will help him with African American voters.
“I’m gonna send this flag up so the Democratic Party — people need to understand this,” Jamal Simmons, a political analyst for CBS News, said Sunday on Face The Nation. “We talked to Terrance Woodbury, who’s a young African American pollster. He has been saying for months that President Trump has been going very hard at African American men.”
Simmons, who worked on campaigns for Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, cited Trump’s public friendship with celebrity power couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, the extradition of rapper A$AP Rocky from Sweden, and an uptick in federal money given to Historically Black Colleges and Universities as factors that might lead to an increase in the president’s popularity among young, black voters.
“They’re not gonna let up,” he said.
Trump got 8% of the black vote in the 2016 general election.
During his State of the Union speech Tuesday, Trump touted a strong economy and low unemployment numbers, specifically among African Americans.
“The unemployment rate is the lowest in over half a century,” Trump claimed. “And very incredibly, the average unemployment rate under my administration is lower than any administration in the history of our country. If we hadn’t reversed the failed economic policies of the previous administration, the world would not now be witnessing this great economic success.”
Cameras caught many Democrats sitting and scowling during these remarks.
Author: Dominick Mastrangelo
Source: Washington Examiner: ‘They’re not gonna let up’: Democratic strategist predicts Trump popularity surge with black voters in 2020