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Trump Claims He And Blacks Have Discrimination In Common

According to Trump, Black people also related to his mugshot.

Former President Donald Trump said during a recent Black-tie event for Black conservatives in South Carolina that his legal troubles have endeared him to Black people. As the Associated Press reports, the event was held in advance of the South Carolina Republican primary on Feb. 24.

Trump rambled, “I got indicted for nothing, for something that is nothing. And a lot of people said that’s why the Black people like me, because they have been hurt so badly and discriminated against, and they actually viewed me as I’m being discriminated against. It’s been pretty amazing but possibly, maybe, there’s something there.”

Trump continued, claiming that Black people are why his Atlanta mugshot became so popular with his supporters. “When I did the mug shot in Atlanta, that mug shot is No. 1,” Trump then added: “You know who embraced it more than anyone else? The Black population.”

Trump, who was accused of housing discrimination in 1973 alongside his father, Fred Trump, and Trump Management, claimed during his remarks that he knew Black people because they worked as construction workers at his properties. Trump would settle with the Justice Department after making a promise not to discriminate and later failing in his attempt to countersue the DOJ for making false statements. 

Nikki Haley, who faced her own backlash after she said that America has never been a racist country, saw Trump’s recent comments as “disgusting” before noting in her own speech in South Carolina, “That’s what happens when he goes off the teleprompter,” Haley said, referring to his penchant for freewheeling and unfiltered commentary. “That’s the chaos that comes with Donald Trump.”

Black voters, meanwhile, told the AP that they did not believe that Trump would be wooing very many of them with his rhetoric or agenda. 

Ebony McBath, a Columbia resident and transportation worker, told the outlet she would rather vote for Joe Biden. “I would go for Biden just because Trump has his own agenda.” Meanwhile, Issac Williams Sr., a retired cook hailing from Columbia, said that though he disliked both parties, he likens Trump to a mobster. Williams found Trump to “have mobster tendencies.” Williams continued, “He’s only out for himself.”

Black Conservatives, meanwhile, are aiming for more Black people to find Trump relatable.

Samuel Rivers Jr., a former Republican state senator for South Carolina, told the AP, “In order for the Republican Party to win more of the African American community over, we’ll have to invest a lot of time and more money into really letting people know our platform, because the truth of the matter is a lot of them, they agree with our platform but they don’t associate that with the Republican Party.”

Rivers continued, saying that Black voters see Republicans “in a negative way based on emotional triggers of racism that no longer exists.”

As Lusane spells out, “Time after time, key Republican figures have leaned into the ethos and ideological aims of white nationalism. It’s no wonder that America’s racists, including the KKK, have fallen in love with the modern Trumpublican version of the Republican Party.”

Lusane continued, “Once upon a time, of course, and for decades thereafter, the Klan was deeply linked to the Southern wing of the Democratic Party—the Dixiecrats, as they were then known—but began to switch to the GOP as presidential candidate Barry Goldwater and then presidents Richard Nixon (with his infamous “Southern strategy”) and Ronald Reagan exploited white feelings of resentment toward the civil rights movement and the national Democratic Party’s support for racial equality.”

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Source: Black Enterprise

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