Trump Offers “New Deal” to African-Americans in Charlotte
Donald Trump circled back to one of his most extraordinary campaign themes on Wednesday, reaching out to black voters in a way that no Republican candidate for president has done in a very long time. While liberals have savagely criticized Trump for his overtures to the black community, their cynicism isn’t stopping the billionaire from doubling down on his heartfelt pitch.
In Charlotte, Trump proposed a “new deal for black America” that would take the form of “three promises: safe communities, great education, and high-paying jobs.”
“Whether you vote for me or not, I will be your greatest champion,” Trump promised. “We live in a very divided country and I will be your greatest champion.”
Trump said that voters of all races and circumstances needed to ask themselves if they could really expect change through electing the same old Democrats.
“American politics is caught in a time loop, we keep electing the same people over and over and over,” he said. “Every day, I’m out on the trail proposing fresh solutions and new thinking. And every day, the same people, getting rich off our broken system, say we can’t change and we can’t try anything new, because it’s not good for them.”
This has been clear from the beginning of Trump’s campaign, but it becomes extremely obvious whenever he makes his pitch to black voters. Nothing scares Democrats more than the thought of losing their stranglehold on black America. Without that reliable, seemingly-unbreakable monopoly, the Democratic Party ceases to exist as a national political party. It’s why they’ve spent so much time and effort painting Trump as a racist, despite the fact that they have no evidence to support that conclusion.
“I have a message for all the doubters in Washington: America’s future belongs to the dreamers, not the cynics and not the critics,” Trump said. “African-American citizens have sacrificed so much for our nation. They fought and died in every war since the Revolution and from the pews and the picket lines, they’ve lifted up the conscience of our country in the long march for civil rights. Yet too many African-Americans have been left behind.”
It remains to be seen if Trump can improve on the abysmal record Republicans have had with black voters, but even if he can’t, he’s begun putting the first cracks in the foundation. Should he win next month and deliver on his promises, Democrats may watch their faithful voting bloc abandon them in droves.