Is courting the black vote a winning strategy for the Donald Trump campaign?
Donald Trump’s new campaign manager believes it is. In fact, Donald Trump will soon be taking his message directly to the African-American community himself.
“Those events are actually being planned, and we’re very excited about them,”
Kellyanne Conway told “Fox News Sunday,” acknowledging that Trump so far hasn’t yet held a rally in front of a largely black audience.
Such a move could help blunt criticism from figures like the head of the Democratic National Committee, who blasted Trump on Sunday for failing to reach out directly to black voters.
“Donald Trump has not held an event in the black community,”
DNC interim chairwoman Donna Brazile said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”
“He has not gone to a black church, as Hillary Clinton has done,” she said. “He’s not gone to historical black colleges — Hillary Clinton (has). He’s not met with the mothers of children who have been slain and killed from violence in the country as Hillary Clinton has done.”
This is true.
Donald Trump did not parade the mothers of black “children” slain by police officers in the wake of the open season that Black Lives Matter has declared.
The Black Lives Matters movement has overshadowed the African-American community. By highjacking the focus away from the lack of opportunity, families being trapped in poor schools, and black on black violence and projecting their problems onto the police.
But the message is getting through.
Trump linked the shooting death of basketball star Dwyane Wade’s cousin’s tragic death, to Chicago’s violence on Twitter Saturday.
“Dwyane Wade’s cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!”
In an interview on CNN Sunday, Trump’s running mate Mike Pence defended the republican nominee by doubling down.
“The truth of the matter is, Donald Trump is laying out in that tweet — in short form; it is, what, 140 characters — that we have a choice to make as a country,” Pence said.
“We can continue with the leadership that has left us with dangerous streets in our cities, failing schools, no jobs,”
he said. “Or, we can go with someone who is committed to educational choice for minority families and families all across this country; for a commitment to law and order and standing with and standing by our law enforcement community; committed to bringing jobs and opportunity and hope to every American, regardless of race and creed and color.”
The democrats have done a marvelous job convincing minorities that they are their champions. Maybe now they will see that in spite of the fact that even after electing the first African-American president, the democratic party is the original party of oppression.