People are talking about Donald Trump getting as much as 30% of the Black Vote and a lot of media heads are exploding at the very thought but the Trump Campaign pitch can be explained fairly easily.
Three years ago Donald Trump made this pitch to the black community:
People were shocked:
“Look at how much African American communities have suffered under Democratic control,” Trump said to his supporters. “To those hurting, I say, ‘What do you have to lose by trying something new like Trump?’ You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?”
The businessman — who only 1 percent of black voters support nationally, according to an August 4 NBC/Wall Street Journal poll — continued, “I will produce for the African Americans. And the Democrats will not produce. All they’ve done is taken advantage of your vote. If you keep voting for the same people, you will keep getting exactly the same result.”
Not a lot of black voters took Donald Trump up on that challenge, not even voters whose lot didn’t improve during the Obama years and found themselves unemployed.
Now think of where such people are four years later
Imagine if you are a black American who was unemployed four years ago during the Obama administration who is now working and not only working but has the prospect of advancing in the Trump boom
Imagine if you are a black teenager or twenty something with a job who either couldn’t find a job or watched an older teenage brother or sister look in vain for work during the Obama years now employed under Trump.
Imagine if you are the mother or grandmother of one of those teenagers. Four years ago with no prospect for work you worried day and night about the gangs & dealers tempting your kid with the only prospect for income they might have now applying for legit jobs and having a prospect of getting them.
Imagine if you are were a con four years ago. Under Obama prison reform went nowhere and even if you managed to get out your legit prospects were slim and none. Now thanks to prison reform you have not only a legit shot at a 2nd chance at a new life but real job prospects as as well.
Imagine if you are the wife and more importantly the son of a black ex-con who was unemployable four years ago but now sees her husband or father working and setting an good example rather than a bad one or if you are the baby mother of such a man had no prospect of collecting child support four year ago when he wasn’t working and couldn’t pay, but now is working and can.
Four years ago, during the Obama years Donald Trump declare they had nothing to lose by voting Trump, but four years later they have a lot to lose by voting against him.
That is the real pitch to black america and it a pitch that every man, woman and child in the black community who has a better life now then they did four years ago will understand.
Be afraid Democrats, be VERY afraid.