Carl Dix, of the group Refuse Fascism, said he thought the launch was aimed at trying to send a message to Trump’s white supporters that he’s “not a racist. ‘I’ve got black friends.’”
In 2016, 6% of black voters supported Trump, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of people who participated in its polls and were confirmed to have voted. There is no indication his support is growing. Polling shows that African Americans continue to be overwhelmingly negative in their assessments of the president’s performance, with his approval hovering around 1 in 10 over the course of his presidency, according to Gallup.
Yet Trump’s campaign dismissed the numbers, insisting the campaign has seen favorable movement and arguing the president can increase his margins with black voters by bringing new people into the fold.
“The polls have never been favorable for Trump, and the only poll that matters is on Election Day,” said senior campaign adviser Katrina Pierson.
Trump also worked to demonize the Democratic Party.
“For decades, the Democrats have taken African American voters totally for granted,” Trump said claiming, “They didn’t do anything for you.”
“The betrayal of the black community” by Democrats is “unbelievable,” he told them, adding, “It’s amazing you’ve stayed so long, to be honest.”
Trump also tried to pit the black community against immigrants, saying Democrats care more for people who have entered the U.S. illegally than African Americans. He wrongly claimed that Democrats had shut down the government last year to secure benefits for illegal immigrants and said they have never done anything similar for the African American community.
A September AP-NORC poll found that only roughly 3 in 10 Americans say the things Trump has done as president have been good for African Americans. And just 4% of African Americans said they think Trump’s actions have had a positive impact on African Americans in general, while 81% said they think they’ve been bad.
yup yup, that's Michael the Black Man and his buddies. The lady next to him in OP's first pic is wearing a hat embroidered with Yahweh ben Yahweh, who was the leader of their murder cult
Reminder that Trump has been firing pollsters who bring him bad news.
Onion flipping a table seeing this... What timeline is this....ATL-Era, gonna be a fun time for us getting home from work.
Trump plans to launch his Black Voices for Trump Coalition in Atlanta Friday. Nationwide, the president received only 8 percent of black vote in 2016.www.ajc.com
Starts in about an hour at the Georgia World Congress Center
President Trump delivers remarks at a 'Black Voices for Trump' rally in Atlanta. Vice President Pence and HUD Secretary Ben Carson also speak at the event.www.c-span.org
So far shaping up as you'd expect
One should hope not. I'll just say that being stuck in the North Atlanta 'burbs all my life hasn't given me the highest opinion of its average resident.