Dealing with a cabal of remorseless, cruel inhabitants in the White House has stretched Americans’ minds to understand. Yet, Americans cannot relate. They can, however, look down the dank tunnel where these people live and vote “no.” This is just the latest in the four-year history of Donald Trump’s clan.
First son-in-law and top advisor to POTUS Jared Kushner appeared on Fox & Friends Monday. He grimaced and spat out a distasteful observation. He could not conceive of Black people who “want to be successful” and spoke to his father-in-law’s policies to help them, according to The Bloomberg News:
‘One thing we’ve seen in a lot of the Black community, which is mostly Democrat, is that President Trump’s policies are the policies that can help people break out of the problems that they’re complaining about. But he can’t want them to be successful more than they want to be successful.’
The president’s reelection campaign thinks he is pulling in more members of the Black community than he had in 2016. Trump saw three approaches to worm his way into their hearts. One was a law he signed to reduce prison sentences for those who committed nonviolent acts. POTUS also directed monies into Black colleges and universities. Third, he provided a “new tax benefits for investors in low-income communities.”
In his last campaign, the man who occasionally sits in the Oval Office lost the Black vote by 82 percent. He believed that number drops to 71 points in 2020, according to FiveThirtyEight.com last week. His draw has been among Black men where he dropped “his disadvantage from 72 to 57 percentage points:”
‘What you’re seeing throughout the country now is a groundswell of support in the Black community because they’re realizing that all the different bad things that the media and the Democrats have said about President Trump are not true and so they’re seeing that he’s actually delivered. President Trump may not always say the right things, but he does the right things. He says what’s on his mind and he gets results.’
Yet, the president’s rallies are lily-white, and he begs White voters to come back to him. He tells them he kept low-income housing (aka Blacks) out of their suburbs. His opponent Joe Biden (D) called Trump out as “a racist.” Yet, even if a small number of Black voters turned 45’s way, it could make all the difference in the world.
The tweeter-in-chief did poorly when it came to national protests against police brutality against Black people. Kushner criticized Americans for crying on Instagram during his Fox News interview:
‘You saw a lot of people who were just virtue signaling. They go on Instagram and cry or they would put a slogan on their jersey or write something on a basketball court and quite frankly that was doing more to polarize the country than it was to bring people forward.’
Trump’s biggest problem was that White voters have been dropping away from him, especially women. Biden has a six-point lead in 2020 compared to a nine-point lead in 2016, according to FiveThirtyEight.com. Women have pulled away due to his treatment of strong women, which has been abysmal:
‘Take white women. They backed Trump over Clinton in 2016 but were split pretty evenly between the two parties in the 2018 midterms. And now they favor Biden by 6 points in UCLA Nationscape polling, which would be around a 15-point swing toward the Democrats compared to what CCES found for the 2016 race. Trump has also taken a major hit among older white voters. In 2016, he won white voters age 45 or older by more than 20 points, but according to UCLA Nationscape polling, he now leads by only 4 points.’
Graphs from FiveThirtyEight.com, which includes the full report.
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