By Stephen Green | Instant Pundit
Here’s one reason, the real reason:
He Will Garner Record African American Support.
Driven largely on great home-ownership numbers, George W. Bush garnered the modern era’s greatest numbers of African American voters. It was all of 11%.
The lock-hold that the American left has handcuffed the African American vote with is both cultural and economic.
And while President Trump will — like all GOP Presidents in the era — not likely gain the majority of African American votes, even an increase of 15-20% of their overall votes would trigger a seismic landslide.
Consider that Bush was able to improve the lives of many by increased home-ownership.
Consider that President Obama oversaw a rapid decline in the lives of African Americans.
Then consider that no group has benefitted more from Trump reforms, deregulation, and job creation initiatives than the nation’s African Americans.
But also consider the cultural impact President Trump is making on the issue of prison reform, cracking down on dangerous gang activity (of which minorities are the overwhelming majority of victims,) and pardoning African Americans wrongfully imprisoned, and there is a cultural shift occurring that no one is yet reporting.
That he is even reaching out to the very sports figures who have opposed him and embracing cultural figures and giving them audience to hear their hearts and minds in order to achieve justice on some social level—is a picture that African American communities are unaccustomed to seeing.
President Obama’s went to black churches, put in affected speech patterns, and bemoaned conditions.
By contrast President Trump invites them to the White House, listens to their legitimate complaints and plots solutions.
I would not be surprised if he were to break 30% of African American support in 2020.
Don’t get cocky.