Showing posts with label Donald Trump and black voters. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Donald Trump and black voters. Show all posts

Thursday, October 01, 2020

Black voters 'frustrated' by Trump debate comments

Some African American voters find it frustrating and exhausting that President Donald Trump did not condemn white supremacist groups and their role in violence in some US cities this summer.

Friday, October 05, 2018

Congressional Black Caucus to Trump: We Have Lost A Lot

During his election campaign Trump asked African Americans What do they have to lose. Weeks before the November midterm elections, the Congressional Black Caucus has released a video that answers that question. The nearly four-minute documentary is titled “We Have Lost a Lot.” and sharply criticizes the policies of Donald Trump’s Administration,discusses how his policies have hurt African Americans, and urges African Americans to vote in response.

The video features African American lawmakers and CBC members Reps. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Terri Sewell (D-Ala.), Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ).

Watch the video below:

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Trump: Black voters staying home ‘almost as good’ as those who voted for him

When many of us tried to warn our fellow black voters that staying home and not voting was a vote for Donald Trump we were ignored. Well maybe hearing it from Trump himself will finally wake some of you up. President-Elect Donald Trump bragged about this at a rally in Grand Rapids Michigan. Listen to this below.

Monday, November 07, 2016

New Howard University poll: Trump still at 2% of black vote

2016 NNPA-Howard University National Black Voter Poll

Results, Findings and Analysis

Despite his "outreach" to black voters and despite what Donald Trump and many conservative sites would have you believe, Trump's percentage of the black vote is not growing in any way. As a matter of fact according to a poll of over 21,000 black voters conducted by Howard University he is still stuck at 2% of the black vote.

The nation's largest and oldest trade association of Black-owned newspapers, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), and the nation's leading academic and research Historically Black College and University (HBCU), Howard University, have announced the results of the National Black Voter Poll. Over 21,200 telephone calls across the United States were made by the NNPA-HU national polling center on the campus of HU to Black American telephone numbers throughout the United States from October 23-30, 2016.
Here are a few highlights:
  • 94% of those polled plan to vote in the upcoming election
  • Of those who plan to vote:
    • 89.8% will vote for Clinton
    • 2% will vote for Trump
    • 0% Johnson
    • 0% Stein
    • 7.2% for others
  • The top issues that are influencing Black American voters include:
    • Economy and jobs
    • Income inequality
    • Race and race relations
    • College affordability
    • High Quality Education in Pre-K-12
  • Party Affiliation
    • 82 % Identify as Democrat
    • 2% Identify as Republican
    • 9% Identify as Independent  (67% normally vote for Democrats, 5% normally vote Republican, 28% normally don't vote for either major party)
    • 7% Identify as Other
Other more detailed information about the poll will be released at the press conference.
SOURCE National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Trump’s popularity with African-American voters polling at zero

So much for that "outreach" to black voters. Public Policy Polling released a preview of a new poll Monday night that showed Donald Trump’s favorability rating among African-American voters at 0 percent.

TRUMP FAV/UNFAV with African American voters is:

Fav: 0%

UnFav: 97%

Undecided 3%

[SOURCE: The Hill]

Sunday, August 21, 2016

4 things African Americans have to lose by voting for Donald Trump

By George L. Cook III AfricanAmericanReports.Com EMAIL

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stirred up some controversy and angered many African-Americans by saying in front of a white audience that most of them live in poverty, send kids to failing schools, and have no jobs. Now African Americans know that not to be true, but something else Trump said caught my ear. He asked what the hell did African Americans have to lose by voting for him. Well, Mr. Trump here are four important things we will lose under a Trump presidency. There are more things blacks would lose, but these are things that would have an immediate negative impact on the Black community.

Healthcare: Yes, the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) may have it flaws and may not have been the single payer system some progressives wanted, but it has helped millions of uninsured African Americans get health coverage. Trump has made it clear that on his first day in office he would attempt to repeal the ACA. If successful millions would lose their healthcare coverage with nothing there to replace it.

Voting rights: The Republican-led Congress has yet to take any action to fix the provision in the 1965 Voting Rights Act to stop states from using voter ID/registration laws in attempts at voter suppression. That would only get worse under a President Trump who has already indicated that the striking down of voting laws in states such as Wisconsin and North Carolina are a threat to his candidacy.

Education funding: Trump would cut federal education funding and may want to eliminate or severely cut the budget of the Department of Education. As a school board member, I can tell you that in poorer districts a good portion of their funding comes in the form of federal aid. Without that assistance, districts would be forced to cut programs that help poorer students or those with learning disabilities. He would also push for more charter schools which take money from traditional public schools forcing those public schools to cut even more programs.

Jobs: Trump's trade policies would make it harder for American companies to do business and make money overseas. Without that foreign business, companies would not need as many workers stateside as their global markets would be smaller. Those few manufacturing and factory jobs in the U.S. would be eliminated or made part time. That helps no one especially black and brown people.

So as you see Mr. Trump, we have a hell of a lot to lose by voting for you. Every time you open your mouth about African Americans you make it clearer that in this election Hillary Clinton is the obvious choice for black voters.

By George L. Cook III AfricanAmericanReports.Com EMAIL

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

6 Ways Donald Trump Shows He Doesn't Want The Black Vote.

by George L. Cook III AfricanAmericanReports.Com EMAIL

A recent NY Times article states that the G.O.P is urging Donald Trump to broaden his outreach to black voters The G.O.P which itself has no significant record of outreach to black voters should really be asking Trump not to increase but to begin outreach to black voters.

It should be no surprise that despite Donald Trump's rhetoric that "the blacks love him" polls show he will only get 2% of black voters in November's presidential election. The man has done done everything possible not to get the black vote.

In my belief the only reason Trump is polling so low with black voters is because he doesn't care about black voters or want their votes. Here are six reasons why I believe that to be so.

1. Donald Trump has refused to speak to African American organizations such as the NAACP and the National Urban League unlike John McCain, Mitt Romney and George W. Bush. These civil rights organizations are the end all be all when it comes to getting the black vote but not speaking to them says volumes.

2. Donald Trump has refused tp speak with black media, radio, newspapers, television, etc. Listeners of know the Joe Madison radio show know that there is an open invitation for Trump to show up and discuss his political viewpoints, all he has to do is have someone pick up the phone and call in. People who watch Roland Martin on NewsOne know that there is a similar invitation for Trump to go on that show. Both shows reach millions of black voters, but both shows have host who call people on their BS so that may be why Trump avoids them.

3. Donald Trump has not made visits to black neighborhoods. I don't mean flying into a city on his private jet to make a speech and then high-tailing it home. I mean going to black churches, barbershops, and restaurants where black voters are. I guess he's scared he may have to kiss some black babies.

4. When Donald Trump does decide to reach out to black voters he for some reason thought he could do it through black pastors who preach the prosperity gospel. Yup, the genius thought that a bunch of pimps in the pulpit could sway black voters.

5. He picked a former reality show star, Omarosa Manigault to be head of his outreach to African American voters. That one is self-explanatory.

6. Donald Trump just learned 3 or 4 months ago to stop calling African American's "the blacks" cause it's kinda sorta racist. Hell he just learned the term African American.

Is there still any real doubt that Donald Trump doesn't give a damn about African Americans?

George L. Cook III AfricanAmericanReports.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Donald Trump declines invitation too speak at National Urban League Conference

By George L. Cook III

For a guy that claims that the "blacks love him" and who constantly says he will get upwards of 25% of the black vote Donald trump sure doesn't seem to want to actually talk to black voters.

In what is not much of a surprise since he also skipped out on a chance to speak to the NAACP Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump has declined an invite to speak at the 2016 National Urban League conference being held in Baltimore from August 3-6.

The Trump campaign has given no reason for declining the invite to the conference.

In contrast while Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton could not make the event she did send her vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine to speak in her absence.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake criticized Trump's decision in the Baltimore sun newspaper:

"If you plan to be president, you should plan to be president of the entire United States, and when you have a national organization of this stature and refuse to participate at this national conference, it speaks to what your priorities are moving forward," Rawlings-Blake said. "African-Americans in this country have a strong tradition, a strong history and an extremely powerful future.

"You cannot think you're going to have an inclusive country, a country that is good for all of America, without including African-Americans."


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Quinnipiac University Poll; Trump has 1% of black vote

Donald Trump is notorious for his attacks on Muslims, Hispanics and women — but he is by far faring worst with black voters, a new poll showed Wednesday.

The latest Quinnipiac University poll says the billionaire businessman has exactly 1% of black voter support. His presumptive Democratic challenger, Hillary Clinton, has 91% support from the black voting bloc.

Republican presidential candidates routinely lose the black vote in a landslide. Even so, Trump’s numbers position him to finish the general election with the lowest black support in recent history.

Even Arizona Sen. John McCain — when running against Barack Obama, who would become the first African-American president — won 4% of the black vote in the 2008 race.


Monday, March 14, 2016

Surprise, black voters not voting for Trump

Before the Republican presidential primaries began, Donald Trump insisted that “I am going to do great with the African Americans…. The African Americans love me.”

Now that we are in Mid-March of 2016, there have been multiple states holding “open primaries” — primaries in which a person of any party may choose in which primary they will participate: Alabama, Arkansas, Michigan, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia.

This means that, if Donald Trump is right when he says “The African Americans love me,” black Americans will have departed the Democratic Party in droves in each state with open primaries to vote for the man they love so much: Donald Trump.

Did they? Let’s check American Community Survey and CNN exit poll data to find out.

Read more: In Open Primary After Open Primary, the Supposed Wave of Black Support for Donald Trump Fails to Appear

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Donald Trump polling poorly with African American voters.

A delusional Donald Trump believes that African American support him above all other candidates running for president. I guess he thinks everyone has forgotten his part in the racist birther nonsense.

A Quinnipiac poll shows that black voters don't care much for The Donald.

Quinnipiac University released a national poll Thursday showing that while Trump is leading the Republican Party nationally, he is polling poorly with black Americans in the general election.

The poll found:

When asked "Would you say that Donald Trump cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?" 92% of black people said no.

52% of black people said Trump does not have strong leadership qualities.

73% of black people said Trump is not strong or trustworthy.

79% of black people said they have an unfavorable view of Trump.

Read more: Poll disputes Donald Trump claim on black voter support