Skip to comments.Meet the Young, Black Conservatives Who Are Stumping for Trump—Despite the Backlash
Posted on 10/15/2020 10:59:00 AM PDT by george76
When Kanye West tweeted, "I love the way Candace Owens thinks" in 2018, he was maligned by much of the mainstream media. He also got a lot of young, politically minded Black men and women curious enough to delve into the controversy, and some liked what they discovered.
Owens then teamed with Turning Point USA .. a conservative organization founded in 2012 by Charlie Kirk, to help launch the Young Black Leadership Summit where 400 Black youngsters gathered with President Donald Trump at the White House last year.
Owens now heads Blexit, a group that encourages Blacks to ditch their liberal mindset and embrace conservatism, supporters of which were in force Saturday on the South Lawn of the White House to hear Trump deliver his first public address since testing positive for COVID-19. "Black and Latino Americans are embracing our pro-jobs, pro-worker, pro-police and pro-American agenda," Trump told hundreds of attendees.
Meanwhile, a Hill-HarrisX poll conducted in the midst of the Republican National Convention indicated that 24 percent of registered Black voters approved of Trump, up nine points from their previous poll conducted three weeks earlier.
And this year radio host Larry Elder starred in a movie about Black conservatives called Uncle Tom that in early October was the No. 1 documentary on iTunes (and No. 10 among all films). Then Trump announced on October 3 he was appointing Elder to be a member of the Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys.
Clearly, something is going on here. Who are these Black Trump supporters who .. are leaving the Democrat Party
CJ Pearson, 18..
Jahmarri Green, 19
Kearyn Bolin, 21
Christopher Gaffrey, 21
Gerrin Alexander, 21
Omarr C. Peters, 23
Daela Fraser, 23
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This is incredible! Good for these fine young people
“Trump told hundreds of attendees.”
um ... 1700 +/- went through security at the Whitehouse.
THAT is a good crowd.
Yes, encouraging indeed.
Often I despair for the future of America after speaking with young people. It’s good to see some counterexamples.
Perhaps Trump should do one of his town halls in front of a group of blacks.
Would that be BLACKlash?
That’s an outstanding idea!
Thats great news!
I think 2020 will have the largest black voter turnout in history and that is all good news for Trump.
I do believe there are rules here.
Cute kids, and smart too!
Blacks getting BACKLASHINGS from Democrats? Say it ain’t so!
I understand she’s about to have a baby. More great news!
The only supporters I have had at my door were all Republicans. Have not seen any RAT yard signs yet.
In 2016 I was in line with a very enlightened black man at a Trump Rally in VA. This guy was pumped to be supporting Trump in 2016. Trump has strong support I believe in the black community.
I like Cruz - had to switch gears from him to Trump - but it has to be said that if Trump wins this year, 2024 will be Pences for the taking.
And I still have trouble believing that Trump does not win.
VP is political heir of the president - and heirs of two-term presidents just naturally get the nomination. Add to that the fact that Pence is a shooting star who attained national office within four years of attaining statewide office - and that his statewide office was the executive of the state, the governor - and you have a strong contender not only to be nominated but to win.
Its hard to win the presidency as sitting VP, granted - but its hard to win 3 terms in a row, period.
Thing is, senator or vp is not an executive position - and governor is. Unless the Democrats name an up-and-coming governor, Pence would be a favorite for election to POTUS .
I believe #Blexit is more newsworthy than #BLM, but the media is pushing #BLM. #Blexit could help the USA more than #BLM...
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