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Trump Made America Great for Minorities, and Will Again

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during Trump's President Day event at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Feb. 20, 2023. (Giorgio Viera/AFP via Getty Images)  

Lynne Patton By Monday, 27 February 2023 03:17 PM EST Current | Bio | Archive

No modern day president did more for Black and brown America than Donald J. Trump.

Despite a coordinated media blackout of his historic accomplishments, Black voters are now fleeing Joe Biden in droves. Democrats’ biggest fear is that this critical voting demographic is finally starting to recognize it.

Trump achieved true bipartisan progress in the areas of education, criminal justice reform and workforce development through landmark legislation prioritizing economic advancement.

Minorities across this country directly reaped the benefits from President Trump’s unapologetic America First agenda, thriving economy, and reversal of failed Democratic Party policies that have seen blue cities languish in generational poverty and crime for decades.

As a result, non-white voters turned out to re-elect President Trump in numbers not seen for any Republican presidential incumbent or candidate since Ronald Wilson Reagan.

According to the Heritage Foundation, Biden’s self-inflicted energy, economic and legislative failures have disproportionately burdened marginalized communities — costing American families an additional $7400 in living expenses — or the equivalent of more than one month’s salary, and brought the highest inflation since 1982.

Over 29 major cities have seen a 30% increase or higher in homicides and violent crime since Biden took office, with Chicago exceeding over 800 murders during his first year and shootings in New York City soaring over 358%.

Another major problem facing Democrats this critical election cycle is the fact that Black voters are less inclined to support the continued aid to the Ukraine, with only 21% in favor of defending the proxy war, according to a new poll from the American Statecraft Program at Carnegie Mellon.

CNN recently revealed that over 58% of Black Americans disapprove of Biden’s job performance with only 7-in-10 (less than 69%) supporting his re-election — reflecting a 25-point drop in just two short years, thanks to Biden’s radical spending bills and draconian energy policies forcing low and middle-income families to live paycheck-to-paycheck.

To the contrary, as this writer reminded Newsmax readers one year ago, there are a host of under-reported achievements made by President Trump on behalf of Black Americans and marginalized communities:

Under Donald J. Trump, over 1.2 million Americans lifted themselves out of poverty — the largest poverty reduction of any American president — including 350,000 Black Americans, as a result of President Trump’s tax reduction and the creation of 8,700 Opportunity Zones in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

Mr. Trump’s landmark program directly injected over $75 billion dollars of capital investment into Census-selected disadvantaged communities across all 50 states, increasing Black wealth by $1.8 billion dollars, or $1800 per Black resident within each zone.

Trump’s elimination of burdensome Obama-Biden-era regulations increased Black labor force participation to 63.2%, the highest since the 2008 recession and fueled a blue collar boom that propelled full-time weekly wages for Black Americans to increase by over 12% from 2017 to 2020 — more than their white counterparts.

During the Trump administration, minorities enjoyed a $4,000 rise in median household income and 2.3% increase in home ownership for black families for the first time in nearly 14 years.

President Trump gave more money to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) than any President in United States history.


He also waived an additional $322 million in HBCU federal disaster debt and moved the HBCU initiative back to the White House.

This was a stark contrast from the previous administration, which saw the first Black president inexplicably defund HBCU’s and change a student loan policy in 2011 that forced an estimated 28,000 HBCU students to catastrophically withdraw from school.

President Trump passed the most comprehensive prison reform act in over three decades, which, to date, is directly responsible for ending historic injustices within the U.S. penal system, including disparate sentencing guidelines mandated by the controversial 1994 "Three Strikes" Clinton Crime Bill, as authored by a young, Delaware senator named Joe Biden.

Trump was the first to reduce the maximum out-of-pocket insulin to $35/month for Medicare and Medicaid, benefitting millions of Americans, mostly minorities — an executive order that the Biden administration reversed and then later claimed credit.

Another executive action for which Joe Biden took credit was Trump’s ban on federal "no-knock" warrants and choke-holds in non-life threatening situations, as well as creating a national database for police misconduct — the most significant federal response to the aftermath of the death of George Floyd.

President Trump designated the home of slain civil-rights leader, Medgar Evers, a National Monument and created Georgia’s First National Historical Park in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our nation's 45th president partnered with Black Entertainment Television (BET) founder, Bob Johnson, to unveil a major revision to a decades-old banking rule, the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977, which specifically increased home and small business loans for Black Americans who are traditional victims of predatory lending.

President Trump signed into law the Sickle Cell Disease, Prevention and Research Act of 2018, as well as the Hidden Figures Act of 2020, which awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to four famed, Black female NASA mathematicians, including Katherine Johnson and Mary Jackson, the highest civilian presidential recognition.

President Trump posthumously pardoned the first Black Heavy-Weight boxing champion of the world, Jack Johnson, and gave more funding to public housing than any president since 1997.

President Trump appointed the first Black female brigadier general, Lorna Mahlock, and christened the first naval aircraft carrier named after an African-American, Pearl Harbor WWII hero, Doris "Dorie" Miller.

More notably, President Trump recognized what Democrats consistently fail to appreciate: the direct correlation between illegal immigration and its detrimental impact upon Black communities by siphoning benefits and job opportunities away from soft-skilled American workers.

Trump reversed lackadaisical Obama-era immigration policies and emboldened ICE, resulting in favorable incidents such as the 2017 Cloverhill Bakery raid in Chicago, which saw the arrest and deportation of over 800 illegal employees, forcing the bakery to replace them with new hires who were 90% Black with full benefits and higher wages.

The results speak for themselves.

Donald J. Trump is the only presidential candidate who minority voters can count on to deliver these critical community gains again because he’s the only presidential candidate who has already done it.

The bottom line?

President Trump did more for Black America in 47 months, than Biden did in 47 years.

How does this writer know?

She is a Black female who has worked for Mr. Trump since 2008.

She rose from personal assistant at the Trump Organization to vice president, then on to the highest-ranking Black female in the Trump administration during his last year in office because of Trump’s opportunity and confidence she was able to do so.

So she did.

Lynne Patton is senior adviser and director of coalitions for Donald J. Trump for President 2024, Inc. She has worked for the former president and his family since 2009. She was a keynote speaker at the 2016 Republican National Convention. Patton was a presidential appointee and regional administrator under HUD Secretary Ben Carson, during Trump's presidency, and is nationally recognized for her achievements in affordable housing. She appears regularly on Fox News, Newsmax, CNN, and OANN. Read Lynne Patton's Reports — Here.

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Minorities across this country directly reaped the benefits from President Trump’s unapologetic America First agenda, thriving economy and reversal of failed Democratic Party policies that have seen blue cities languish in generational poverty and crime for decades.
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Monday, 27 February 2023 03:17 PM
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