Ben Carson Explains Why More and More Black Voters are Planning to Vote for Trump

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Dr. Ben Carson, a possible contender for former President Donald Trump’s running mate, reportedly made the argument on Sunday for why more black Americans may vote for the Republican ticket this election cycle.

During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” anchor Jake Tapper asked Carson if Trump could improve his numbers after receiving 12% of the black vote — including 19% of black men — in the 2020 contest against now-President Joe Biden.

“I think, you know, black Americans are no different than any other Americans,” Carson said.

“They feel the pinch of the inflation. You know, they know what it feels like when they have to go fill up their gas tank. They see the crime that’s running rampant, that people, repeat offenders are being let out of prison and endangering them and their neighborhoods.” he continued.

“They see what’s happening with the border and how that’s impacting their own communities, how other people’s issues are being put on the front burners and theirs are being put on the back burners. I think those are the issues that are pushing them toward Trump.” he added.

Polling in recent months indicates that more black voters, particularly black males, are turning away from Biden and said they plan to support Trump in the 2024 election across several battleground states.

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