The most prominent anti-Trump meme right now is that the president is a racist. It’s been a consistent line of attack over the last two years, but as immigration reform heats up and the media feigns outrage over his supposed “sh*thole” comments about several third world countries, it’s become the most preferred narrative choice at the moment.
While it’s predictable for leftists to accuse their enemies of racism, the funny thing is, until he became a presidential candidate, Trump was never accused of racism, In fact, blacks specifically have always had a soft-spot for the man, often alluding to him in their music and movies. While the Left’s been trying to dismiss the president’s decades of positive relations with the black community, a new poll turns the racist narrative on its head.
As reported at Breitbart, according to a recent poll, President Trump’s numbers are actually rising among black voters, due in part to his pushing for employers to hire Americans rather than low-wage immigrants.
This trend cuts against all the hand-wringing the media’s been doing over Trump’s supposed disdain for brown people, which they say is evident due to his immigration policies and “Buy American, Hire American” preferences.
Among black men, Trump’s “2017 average approval rating significantly exceeds his 2016 vote share,” admitted a January 11 article in the left-wing Atlantic by author Ronald Brownstein. “23 percent of black men approved of Trump’s performance versus 11 percent of black women,” said the article.
The poll was “a cumulative analysis of 605,172 interviews SurveyMonkey conducted with Americans in 2017,” according to the Atlantic.
The new numbers average out to 17 percent, which is over twice the score he was given in the 2016 exit polls. While Republicans routinely receive a very small portion of the black vote, Trump’s 13 percent support among black men and 4 percent support among black women was key in his blue state victories in 2016.
The SurveyMonkey poll isn’t a fluke either, as a CBS poll paints a similar increase in support. The CBS’ 14 percent number even included 10 percent who cited the basic rule of politics: “I am a Trump supporter, but to keep my support, he has to deliver what I want.”
The reason for the president’s gains are simple–he’s delivering on his promises to them. This can be seen in the record low unemployment for blacks, as employers are now being pressured to hire Americans rather than solicit low-skilled, low-wage immigrants.
Even the New York Times has tacitly admitted Trump’s “hire American” gambit is paying off:
“As employers dip deeper into the pool of available labor, workers are coming off the economy’s sidelines. The participation rate for what economists call prime-age workers — those ages 25 to 54 — hit a seven-year high in December. Employment gains have been especially strong for groups that often face discrimination — unemployment for African-Americans fell to 6.8 percent in November, the lowest rate on record,” the paper reported on January 13.
The funny thing is, Trump’s “America First” policies are opposed by both Democrats and many Republicans. The former wants to solicit immigrant votes while the latter is a slave to big business and GDP percentages.
Even if Congress doesn’t stand behind the president’s economic policies, the American people are beside him. Folks are tired of being sold out by leftists pandering for immigrant votes and the GOP for being beholden to the Chamber of Commerce and GDP metric. America first, that’s just the way it should be.