President Trump is often accused by the Left of being a racist. At their recent debate, Joe Biden called Trump a racist and that narrative has stuck with far too many Americans.
There is only one problem with the narrative: it’s not true, and Trump’s record proves it.
Trump has done more for black Americans than any president in recent memory, far more than even Barack Obama did in his entire eight years in office. In fact, all things considered, race relations got worse under Obama, not better.
The Ferguson and Baltimore riots, as well as the killing of five black Dallas police officers, all took place under Obama’s leadership. It’s not President Trump’s fault that we are where we are in race relations in this country.
The Hill reported, “The $75 billion invested in underserved communities through Opportunity Zones, which are largely minority, his unparalleled support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the First Step Act, advancing the most comprehensive criminal justice reform plan in generations, are all significant achievements that get a yawn from the mainstream media.
Under Trump, black Americans have more economic opportunity — and the statistics prove it. The advances they made before the pandemic-induced recession were astounding.
The unemployment rate amongst African Americans was the lowest ever recorded. The number of black-owned businesses grew 400%, and 45% of small businesses were minority-owned.
African Americans owned more small businesses than any other minority group.
In October of 2018, President Trump invited a large group of young black Conservative youth leaders to the White House. He gave a moving speech. In it, he said, “You are not afraid to stand up for your beliefs or stand against injustice. You refuse to be told, by the same failed voices, how to think or what to believe. You understand that. And you see what’s happening with our country, how great it is, and how well different groups of people are doing.”
Again, if President Trump is a racist, he is putting on a good disguise…
But the more likely explanation is that he isn’t a racist.
Trump’s support with African Americans surged following August’s Republican National Convention.
The Hill reported, “President Trump’s support among black voters rose 9 percentage points amid the Republican National Convention, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.
Twenty-four percent of registered black voters in the Aug. 22-25 survey, which included the first two days of the convention, said they approve of the job Trump is doing as president, while 76 percent said they disapprove.
That is up 9 points from the previous survey conducted Aug. 8-11, where the President received 15 percent support among this group.”
There is a reason that the Democrats are frantically advancing the “Trump is a racist” narrative: his poll numbers are rising with black Americans, and Democrats know they can’t stop it.
Republican presidents typically get around 8% of the black vote. Imagine if Trump doubles that percentage. If he does, he walks into the White House for a second term. The Democrats can’t allow this to happen, so as always, they will insist on thinking for African Americans. If any of the two parties are racist, it is the Democrat Party. They think they are entitled to the black vote.
But the record doesn’t lie. Trump has done more in four years for the black community than any Democrat president has done since Lyndon Johnson. But the Democrats don’t want us to pay attention to facts. Don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story.