Donald Trump Winning Over African Americans

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An encounter between former President Donald Trump and a Black supporter at a Chick-fil-A in Atlanta, Georgia, has gained widespread attention online and gotten people talking about the potential for a shift in our politics.

On Twitter, Margo Martin, Trump’s deputy director of communications, posted a video of the interaction. In the video, a Black woman supporter expresses her unwavering support to the former president, telling him, “I don’t care what the media tells you, Mr. Trump, we support you!”

Fox News wrote about the former president’s trip and how his African American supporters claim that journalists are asleep at the wheel.

Conserve the Culture founder Michaelah Montgomery, who went viral Wednesday when she hugged Trump during his visit to the restaurant, joined “Fox & Friends” to discuss the exchange.

The general consensus or social media would have you thinking that if President Trump were to show up to the HBCU campuses … that like, some angry mob would form or a riot would ensue and that he would not be welcome, and clearly the sentiment in that room the other day was the complete opposite,” Montgomery told Lawrence Jones. 

“He was very welcome. People were excited to see him. People showed up in support of him, and people, of course, were from all four institutions within the AUC, the local HBCU community in Atlanta, and they all showed up in support of him,” she continued. 

Montgomery was at that location and shouted to him, “I don’t care what the media tells you, Mr. Trump, we support you.” 

According to polling, Trump has made strong inroads with the African American community. 

The Hill wrote, “President Biden’s support among Black voters in seven swing states has dipped when compared to the last election cycle, a recent survey found.

The Wall Street Journal compared the results of its poll released last week to the AP VoteCast poll in 2020 that surveyed a large part of the electorate. The Journal’s survey of swing states found that while 57 percent of Black men planned to support Biden, another 30 percent said they likely will vote for former President Trump.

The outlet noted that while there was no swing state polling it conducted in 2020, the AP VoteCast poll found 87 percent of Black men nationwide backed Biden in 2020 and 12 percent of Black men nationwide supported Trump in the last election.”

Meanwhile, the White House has been accused of racism against its African American staffers, who have fled their positions in droves. 

It turns out screaming that “you ain’t Black” if you don’t vote for Joe Biden has not been the best way to maintain African American support for the president. 

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