After listening to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech, CNN Analyst Van Jones said it was “a big wake-up call for the Democrats.”
But, Jones didn’t stop there, he went on to say that the President’s address “was a warning shot across the bow to us Democrats that he’s going after enough black votes to cause us problems.”
And, this from CNN.
This is exactly the theme of our book, “Coming Home: How Black Americans Will Re-Elect Trump,” that Donald Trump will win over enough black voters to give him the White House again in 2020.
CNN’s Van Jones went on to say that “There is this liberal bubble that believes 98% of black Women and 81% of black men will always vote for the Democrat as they did for Hillary Clinton in 2016”.
As we point out clearly in "Coming Home," coalition.”
In fact, if Donald Trump or any Republican presidential candidate gets just 20% of the black vote it is lights out for the Democrats. In fact, that’s exactly what happened in Pennsylvania in 2016 and that’s why Donald Trump is president and Hillary Clinton is not.
Van Jones wasn’t alone in expressing his concern that black Americans were open to voting for Trump.
Theodore Johnson writing in The Washington Post under the headline, “Trump’s outreach to black voters could actually work” wrote, “The president’s goal is not to upend African Americans’ overwhelming support for Democrats... Rather, in a close contest, the goal is to shift the electorate just enough while hanging on to his core support.”
Again, as we explain in detail in our book, “Coming Home,” moving just a few percent of the black vote to Donald Trump means certain victory for him in November.
To be sure, both Van Jones and Theodore Johnson are outliers.
Like the Republicans in 1936 who were certain there was no possible way that the Democrats were going to make inroads into black Americans allegiance to the party of Abraham Lincoln, today the vast majority of Democrat politicos are confident that Donald Trump and his campaign are wasting their time and money trying to win over black voters.
In fact, another writer for The Washington Post, Henry Olsen wrote a story with the headline, “Sorry, conservatives. Trump isn’t going to get a surge in black voters.” Olsen reassured his readers that it was highly unlikely that Trump would win over a substantial share of the black vote in 2020.
What are Democrat bigwigs saying in 2020? Janell Ross at NBC News said, “African Americans aren’t buying Trump’s rhetoric.”
Ross then quoted Eric McDaniel a professor of political science at the University of Texas, “This is something the GOP has done before and will do again,” dismissing the Trump outreach as meaningless.
Eugene Scott at The Washington Post discounted Trump’s overtures, saying, “initial reaction to the president’s speech from some of his most vocal black critics on social media suggested that Trump’s words” were falling “on deaf ears”.
A similar article in The New York Times quoted Jason Johnson, a politics and journalism professor at Morgan State University who scoffed, “This is about the base and suppressing the black vote. Dems aren’t paying attention.”
Johnson is right to this extent, the Democrats aren’t paying attention while Donald Trump woos over increasing numbers of black voters.
How are they doing that?
The Trump campaign recently made a seven-figure ad buy of over black radio stations and in black newspapers in key states.
In Milwaukee the GOP opened a headquarters in the heart of the black community.
The Trump campaign placed a $5 million-plus ad during the Super Bowl aimed at black voters.
Black Americans to Re-Elect the President distributed more than 700,000 hard-hitting brochures (reprinted in “Coming Home”) to move the black vote toward Donald Trump.
These and other efforts noted in “Coming Home” constitute an all-out campaign to win over black voters to Donald Trump in 2020.
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Vernon Robinson III, a nationally-recognized conservative African-American, and Bruce Eberle, a conservative strategist, are authors of "Coming Home: How Black Americans Will Re-Elect Trump" (Humanix Books, 2020).
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