Donald Trump has 1 percent of the Black vote in a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, and that hurts his feelings. The billionaire’s approach to this minority group is definitely unique. There is a reason why Blacks loathe Trump.
The GOP nominee went to a suburb of Milwaukee which is 95 percent white and 1 percent Black, to tell Blacks how much he wants their vote. Does anyone see a problem here?
What is not endearing about Trump’s approach to the Black community? He shouts that Black’s are all poor, their schools suck, and they and their kids have no hope of ever getting a job:
‘Look at how much African-American communities are suffering from Democratic control. To those I say the following: What do you have to lose by trying something new like Trump?’
‘What do you have to lose? You live in your poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed, what the hell do you have to lose?’
Blacks have been dealing with “police misconduct and extrajudicial killings” that plague the country’s poorest communities. So what does Trump say?”
‘The problem in our poorest communities is not that there are too many police, the problem is that there are not enough police.’
Tell us what you really think, Trump, don’t hold back. Mere minutes after this rant, Trump named executive chairman of Breitbart News LLC Stephen Bannon as his campaign’s chief executive. Keep in mind that the Southern Poverty Law Center name Breitbart to its April “Hatewatch” report:
‘Over the past year however, the outlet has undergone a noticeable shift toward embracing ideas on the extremist fringe of the conservative right. Racist ideas. Anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant ideas — all key tenets making up an emerging racist ideology known as the ‘Alt-Right.’
The report continues describing Breitbart:
‘The Alt-Right is a loose set of far-right ideologies at the core of which is a belief that “white identity” is under attack through policies prioritizing multiculturalism, political correctness and social justice and must be preserved, usually through white-identified online communities and physical ethno-states.’
In his brilliant “New York Times” column, “Why Blacks Loathe Trump,” Charles M. Blow summed Trump up perfectly:
‘Trump has demonstrated through a lifetime of words and actions that he is no friend of the Black community.’
Trump, Jr. and Trump Dad started out in 1973 being sued for “anti-Black bias at their rental property.” But that wasn’t bad enough.
Trump screamed in full-page ads in NYC’s newspapers to “Bring back the death penalty. Bring back our police!” when four African-American boys and a Hispanic boy were convicted of raping a white woman jogger. Prejudiced? Pretty much. Never mind that a judge overturned their convictions.
So, let’s see what Trump says in a book about him, “Trumped!: The Inside Story Of The Real Donald Trump – His Cunning Rise And Spectacular Fall:”
‘I’ve got Black accountants at Trump Castle and at Trump Plaza. Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day.’
Oh, and then there was the Birther Movement, a campaign of a different sort. The GOP candidate tried to get President Obama kicked out of office by demanding to see his birth certificate. Certainly, no president could be Black; therefore, the Black man can’t really be the president.
Then, Trump tried to con the country into believing that President Obama founded ISIS, the terror group. Oh, sure he was being sarcastic.
The real estate mogul has seriously and malevolently condemned the country’s 3 million Muslims, of which one in four are Black. Although, in all fairness, Trump may not realize that people can be both Black and Muslim.
If Trump wants the Black vote, he could have shown up at the N.A.A.C.P., the National Urban League, and the National Association of Black Journalists. Visiting one group would have helped. As far as the Black vote goes, it looks like Trump is the real loser.
How is it Trump always put it? Oh yes, this article is just sarcasm.
Check out Charles M. Blow’s opinion piece here and the video below: