Donald Trump has a bad relationship with most Black Americans. At one point during his campaign, he asked them “What do you have to lose?” Now, we know the answer to that question is “your life” and “the lives of your loved ones” in the coronavirus pandemic. It attacks more people of color than those in the white demographic group.
In its exclusive, Britain’s Channel 4 News found that the president had marked over three and one-half million Black voters in America as “deterrence:”
‘Channel 4 News investigation reveals a huge Trump campaign data leak, exposing how 3.5 million Black Americans were listed as ‘Deterrence’ – to try to stop them voting in 2016.’
The exclusive noted that the reason for marking these Americans was to try to make certain they did not have the right to vote in 2016:
‘EXCLUSIVE: Channel 4 News investigation reveals a huge Trump campaign data leak, exposing how 3.5 million Black Americans were listed as ‘Deterrence’ – to try to stop them voting in 2016.’
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EXCLUSIVE: Channel 4 News investigation reveals a huge Trump campaign data leak, exposing how 3.5 million Black Americans were listed as ‘Deterrence’ – to try to stop them voting in 2016.#DeterringDemocracy pic.twitter.com/wkxKfbynu6
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) September 28, 2020
Trump used this plan to silence Black and Hispanic voters by frightening them. He collected data files of nearly 200 million Americans. There are 330-plus million people in the U.S. The files showed what the Trump Campaign knew about individuals down to “what they knew and what they did.” The 2016 campaign used this data to help win the Trump election.
The president is in the home stretch of his campaign for the 2020 presidential campaign. With 36 days left before November 3rd POTUS released his campaign’s second policy plan, according to The AP. He is trying to make a dent in the Democrat’s Black and Hispanic voters in the primary swing states.
He held a Black Voice for Trump event in Atlanta, Georgia where he announced a Platinum Plan. In it, he released his “promise to Black America” should he take the election. Part of the deal was economic development, loan money, and his pledge to make Juneteenth a federal holiday.
Most Americans have become familiar with the holiday that celebrates the end of slavery. Black Americans chose June 19, 1865, because that was when Lincoln freed the slaves in Galveston, Texas.
Trump also had what his administration called his “vision” for North Carolina healthcare. Ironic, given that his attorneys will be trying to kill off Obama Care (ACA, the Affordable Care Act.) as he was handing out these promises.
Then, Trump headed for Miami to address Hispanic voters at a Jacksonville, Florida event to court minority voters. He followed that by an Atlanta, Georgia Black voter event.
Then, he headed to Newport News, Virginia. Biden has been taking the state far ahead of the president. However, he calculated that he could capture nearby North Carolina voters in vital counties. There were no airports in the state that could handle Air Force One and its very specific landing details.
Trump came down on the Black Lives Matter movement:
‘Our hearts break for their families and for all families who have lost a loved one. … But we can never allow mob rule. This is an unusual name for an organization whose ideology and tactics are right now destroying many Black lives.’
American of color are smart. His plan included a full list of promises, but it did not contain how they would be financed. He also addressed expanding opportunity zones:
‘If you vote Republican over the next four years, we will create 3 million new jobs for the Black community, open 500,000 new black-owned businesses, increase access to capital in Black communities by $500 billion.’
Trump claimed that he would name two homegrown troops to the Terrorist organizations, the Ku Klux Klan and ANTIFA. The problem with that was there is no organized group behind the loosely-held concept.
The commander-in-chief even had a plan for releasing Black prisoners. At issue has been Trump’s history of racism. Still, he said:
‘He [Biden] doesn’t know Black Americans like I do.’
Given how the president came down on Black Lives Matter, according to The POLITICO news, he still hopes to pick up some Black and Hispanic voters.
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