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Top House Democrat says he will ‘pray’ for black Trump supporters, claims only way Biden loses is ‘voter suppression’

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said he would “pray” for any black voters who support President Donald Trump for re-election and also claimed that the only way Trump could beat Democratic candidate Joe Biden is “for voter suppression to be successful.”

In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, Clyburn said the election is “close” and that “I suspect in 48 hours we’ll find out how successful these suppression tactics have been.”

“The only way, in my opinion, for Joe Biden not to be successful on Tuesday is for voter suppression to be successful. They have done a tremendous job of undercutting the postal service,” Clyburn said, referring to accusations of USPS “sabotage” made by Democrats against the Trump administration.

“I have had complaints all day today, professional football players from my home state cannot vote because their ballots have not been delivered to them,” Clyburn said. “They can’t come home to vote because they are in solitary lock down because of COVID-19, they have not been allowed to come home to vote.”

“So I already know some Biden voters here in South Carolina are not going to be allowed to vote simply because the postal service has been undercut by the Postmaster General,” he continued.

Fox News anchor Bret Baier asked Clyburn about a recent Fox News poll that found 14% of black voters nationally supporting Trump for re-election. Clyburn expressed skepticism at the accuracy of that poll.

“I don’t know where those polls come from,” Clyburn said, adding, “I can tell you what, and I feel this sincerely … I’m the father of three black women. I am the son of a black woman. If any black man can go in a polling place and cast a vote for a man who referred to a black woman as a dog on national television, I’m going to have to pray for them. I will have to pray for them. I don’t know of any man [who] can abide that kind of disrespect and insult.”

According to Fox News, Clyburn appeared to be referring to a 2018 tweet from President Donald Trump in which the president called former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman a “crazed, crying lowlife” and a “dog” over the publication of her tell-all book about her time in the White House.

Following up, Baier told Clyburn he was echoing controversial comments made by Joe Biden on a radio show, during which Biden said black voters who don’t support him “ain’t black.”

“What I said was, any man that calls one of my three daughters a dog, I would never vote for them, and I don’t understand any black man that would vote for anybody that refers to a black woman [like that],” Clyburn replied. “All of us that I know are sons of black women. I don’t stand for that kind of insult for my mothers, my sisters, or my children.”

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Maxine Waters on conservative black voters: ‘I will never, ever forgive them’ for Trump vote

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) blasted conservative black voters during a recent interview with SiriusXM host Joe Madison, saying that she’d “never, ever forgive them” for voting for President Donald Trump.

What are the details?

Waters, who appeared on “The Joe Madison Show” to discuss the forthcoming presidential election, said that she would never forgive young black Trump voters if they cast a ballot for the incumbent.

In her clearly biased remarks, Waters, 82, said that she could not fathom how black Americans could vote for the president and shredded “black young men who think somehow they can align themselves with Trump.”

“It just hurts me so bad to see blacks talking about supporting Trump,” she admitted. “I don’t know why they would be doing it. I don’t know what’s on their minds.”

Waters asserted that if Trump is indeed elected to a second term, the country will crumble into a state of permanent disrepair.

“The divisiveness that this deplorable human being has caused, the confrontation, the dog-whistling to the right wing, the white supremacists, the KKK, and they are coming alive,” she continued. “They are emboldened because they’ve got a leader.”

The Democratic congresswoman said that the president is nothing more than a racist who has no “appreciation for black people” and “black women in particular.”

“He has no respect for us,” she added. “He is not doing anything for us. For those black young men who think somehow they can align themselves with Trump, not only are they terribly mistaken, any of them showing their face, I will never, ever forgive them for undermining the possibility to help their own people and their own communities.”

Calling a black vote for the president “unconscionable,” Waters said that Trump will never, ever listen to black voices.

“Black men who don’t understand if they’re not listening to you, if they’re not listening to our voices, they have a price to pay,” she insisted. “The years to come, if they help put Trump over, and help him get elected, they will go down in history as having done the most despicable thing to their families, and to their communities, and to their mothers and their grandmothers. … They will shamefully be accused of having attributed to the lack of equality for life for the people they claim to love so much.”

(H/T: The Daily Caller)

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Rasmussen poll says 46% of black voters approve of President Trump

A daily tracking poll of President Donald Trump’s job approval released Friday showed an eye-popping surge in approval for Trump among black voters.

According to Rasmussen Reports, Trump’s approval among black likely voters surged this week from 25% on Monday to 46% by the end of the week on Friday.

Rasmussen’s daily tracking poll on Friday found that 51% of likely U.S. voters approve of President Trump’s job performance while 48% disapprove.

To say that the Rasmussen poll stands in contrast to other polling on President Trump’s job performance is a gross understatement.

According to the Real Clear Politics average of polls, Trump’s job performance is an average 9.5 points underwater, 44.4% approve to 53.9% disapprove. Recent polls on Trump’s approval other than Rasmussen have Trump at minus 9 points (Economist/YouGov), minus 16 points (Reuters/Ipsos), minus 14 points (Quinnipiac), and minus 12 points (Politico/Morning Consult).

It is highly unlikely that Trump’s approval among black likely voters managed to increase 20 points in just five days, especially when no other polls show a similar trend.

But that is not to say Trump is definitively not performing better-than-expected among black voters.

The Trump campaign has made outreach to black voters a top priority headed into the U.S. election. President Trump often boasts that he’s been the best president for black Americans in U.S. history, with the possible exemption of President Abraham Lincoln, who issued the Emancipation Proclamation ending slavery in the Confederate states and fought the Civil War. But aside from his rhetorical exaggerations, he has put forward serious policies specifically designed to reach out to and meet the wants of black Americans.

Last month, Trump gave a speech introducing the “Platinum Plan,” a sweeping set of policy proposals calling for a $500 billion investment in black communities to create 3 million new jobs for black Americans. His plan aims to give black Americans greater access to capital for business development, expand school choice and education opportunities, and expand criminal justice reform among other policies.

At Thursday night’s final presidential debate, Trump touted his record on criminal justice reform, funding historically black colleges, and creating economic opportunity zones. He accused Democratic nominee Joe Biden of being in government for 47 years and failing to achieve anything for the black community. Trump attacked Biden for sponsoring a crime bill in the 1990s that led to an increase of incarcerations of black Americans, questioning why Biden, if he now opposes the crime bill, didn’t act on it when he occupied the White House with President Obama and had a Democratic-controlled Congress.

The messaging is clearly targeted at peeling away black support for Biden.

By no means does polling data indicate that these overtures to black Americans will help Trump win the black vote on Election Day. But one study reported by FiveThirtyEight did show that compared to 2016, Trump’s support among young black voters (18 to 44) improved by 10 points.

Also, a study of black swing voters found that younger black voters don’t want to be taken for granted by the Democratic Party and tend to have a more negative view of Democrats, and a more positive view of Republicans, than their older peers. Young black men, while they overwhelmingly say Trump is a racist, incompetent, and disagree with his policies, also admire how he “shows strength and defies the establishment.”

Ultimately, the only poll that matters is the one on Election Day, when the American people will decide if Trump deserves four more years in office. Don’t bet on 46% of black voters to swing for Trump.

But don’t be surprised if Trump’s support surprises.

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LeBron James implies black votes have been voided by ‘recounts’: ‘Black people … don’t believe that their vote matters’

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James said black people don’t believe their votes count and that he’s seen black votes invalidated by “recounts,” according to USA Today.

James, who has been vocal on social justice issues and helped start an organization to combat voter suppression, made the comments during the NBA playoffs in Orlando, Florida. He said he didn’t consider voting to be important when he became eligible at age 18 — not just because he was distracted with basketball, but because he didn’t think his vote mattered.

“Black people in the community don’t believe that their vote matters,” James said. “We grow up and don’t think that our vote actually matters. It doesn’t. We’ve seen recounts before. We’ve seen our voices be muted our whole lives.”

James did not provide detailed evidence for his assertion.

As a politically active star athlete, James has used his influence and resources to push several voting initiatives leading up to the 2020 election. His organization, More Than a Vote, has raised money to pay off court fees for convicted felons so they can regain the right to vote and has helped push an effort to make NBA arenas into voting sites.

“A lot of people, including when you get to the NBA, still have those same things that haunted you when you were younger,” James said of NBA players’ perceptions of voting and political activism, according to USA Today. “My goal is to change that and to educate not only my peers, but their communities as well to let them know that our voice is being heard. Our vote is being counted.”

James has been particularly active on social justice matters in the wake of killings of black Americans in recent months, having made a some of strident statements about racism in America.

After Ahmaud Arbery was killed by citizens in Georgia after being suspected of burglary, James stated that black people are “literally hunted every day.”

“We’re literally hunted EVERYDAY/EVERYTIME we step foot outside the comfort of our homes! Can’t even go for a damn jog man! Like WTF man are you kidding me?!?!?!?!?!?” James wrote on Twitter.

After Jacob Blake was shot by Kenosha police in Wisconsin last month, James said guns in America are an issue because they cause black people to feel hunted.

“I think firearms are a huge issue in America,” James said. “They’re not just used for hunting. For Black people right now, we think you’re hunting us.”

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Following Biden’s contentious remarks, Charlamagne tha God issues dire warning about voting for the presumptive Democratic nominee

Radio host Charlamagne tha God says that former Vice President and presidential candidate Joe Biden could bring “voter depression” for the black community.

Last week, the radio host spoke with the presumptive Democratic nominee, who said that if the black community didn’t vote for Biden, they might not be as black as they think.

“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re voting for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Biden said during the contentious and often awkward interview.

What are the details?

In a Sunday interview with MSNBC’s Joy Reid, Charlamagne said that if Biden chooses a running mate such as Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), it could very well spur on a “voter depression” for the black community.

“On top of possible Russian interference and voter suppression, Dems have to worry about voter depression,” he said. “That’s people staying home on election day because they just aren’t enthused by the candidate.”

He pointed out that Biden seems to take the black vote for granted, and assumes that it will vote for him simply because he is the Democratic candidate.

“You can’t act like this is the most important election ever, but run a campaign from your basement and, you know, not make some real policy commitments to the black community,” he said. “Not listening to some of the demands that the black community are making.”

Biden issued an apology following the interview with the radio host.

He said, “I should not have been so cavalier. I’ve never, never, ever taken the African American community for granted. I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy. I shouldn’t have been so cavalier. … No one should have to vote for any party based on their race, their religion, their background.”

During the exchange with Reid, Charlamagne also added that Biden’s apology on its own simply wasn’t enough.

“Do you think there’s a risk that not just Joe Biden, but the Democratic Party in general just takes for granted that ‘Black people are with us,’ so we don’t have to really give them anything else?” Reid asked the radio host. “‘They’re going to vote for us regardless.'”

“I know that’s the attitude,” he answered. “That’s why I don’t even care about the words and the lip service. The apology is cool, but the best apology is actually a black agenda.”

Charlamagne tha God: Klobuchar VP Pick Would Mean ‘Voter Depression’

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Amy Klobuchar’s homecoming rally canned after Black Lives Matter protesters seize stage

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) was forced to cancel a presidential campaign rally in her home state on Sunday after protesters occupied the stage for over an hour shouting “Black Lives Matter,” “Free Myon,” and “Klobuchar has got to go.”

The rally in suburban St. Louis Park, Minnesota, was supposed to be a homecoming event for Klobuchar ahead of the state’s primary vote on Tuesday, but it ended up turning into a nightmare for the candidate.

At least 50 protesters seized the stage before Klobuchar’s arrival and demanded that the senator drop out of the presidential race following an Associated Press investigation that questioned Klobuchar’s handling of a 2002 case that sent a black teen, Myon Burrell, to prison for life. Klobuchar was the county’s top prosecutor at the time.

According to CBS News, the protesters traded chants for over an hour with supporters, who countered with “Amy, Amy” chants of their own.

The video below, posted to Twitter by a local news reporter, shows protesters loudly chanting over supporters as people gathered in a gymnasium for the event. They shouted “black lives matter” and carried a large banner, saying, “Stop Mass Incarceration.”

Another video shows the moment that an announcer took to the loudspeaker to report the event was cancelled.

“I’m sorry for any inconvenience, please remember to vote on Tuesday,” the announcer can be heard saying.

Klobuchar has struggled to corral support among black Americans in the campaign and this recent clash with protesters will likely only make matters worse as the senator looks to boost her campaign with a win in her home state on Tuesday.

“Amy Klobuchar is not as progressive as she seems,” Leslie Redmond, president of the Minneapolis NAACP, told CBS News. “We’re talking about someone who wants to be president of the United States, and yet you’re from a state that has some of the worst racial disparities in the nation and the lead prosecutor convicting a 16 year old who was innocent of the crime.”

Klobuchar has maintained a slight edge in her home state, according to the RealClearPolitics polling average, but Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is within striking distance.

The Minnesota senator has failed to sustain any momentum following her surprising third-place finish in New Hampshire last month. But despite mounting pressure to drop out, she has vowed to stay in the race at least through Super Tuesday.

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CNN commentator says ‘shame on you’ to black voters who still support President Trump

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has increased its efforts to attract black voters, but CNN commentator Angela Rye dismissed those efforts and chastised black people who still choose to support Trump, according to RealClearPolitics.

Rye said credit for the record-low black unemployment rate belongs to former President Barack Obama, and that the First Step Act, a bipartisan criminal justice reform law passed under the Trump administration, isn’t enough to compensate for Trump’s past stances on the issue.

“Donald Trump does not have a tremendous record to stand on as it relates to criminal justice reform. He has one bill passed. And a strategy that has not served black and brown people for years from before his election, right?” Rye said Wednesday on CNN’s “Tonight” with Don Lemon. “I think Donald Trump does not have a strong record to stand on as it relates to black unemployment. He has Barack Obama’s record to stand on with that, and I think that at some point black folks have got to look themselves in the mirror and say, ‘Hey, do I want to follow Mark Burns? Do I want to follow Katrina Pierson? Do I want to follow Diamond and Silk?’ Who the hell are these people, right?

“Instead, you want to give Donald Trump kudos for throwing Cheez-It bits at you and then criticize the people who have spent their careers doing things for the betterment of black people and black society,” Rye continued. “And I would just say at that point, if you still go over to Donald Trump after that, shame on you. Period.”

Trump won the election with only 8% of the black vote in 2016, but he could have a chance to increase that support — particularly if Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) wins the Democratic nomination instead of former Vice President Joe Biden, who has consistently been more popular than Sanders with black voters.

There is a gender gap among black voters — black men are more likely to support President Trump than black women. A recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll showed that 24% of black men approve of Trump, compared to only 6% of black women. Trump’s policies and outreach appear to have made some progress with black men, but black women in general may have become even less supportive of the president through his first term.

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Tim Scott says Trump will see at least a 50 percent increase in African American support, and win re-election

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) said that he believed President Donald Trump would increase his support among African-Americans by at least 50 percent, and that this would guarantee him a re-election victory in 2020.

Scott made the comments to Neil Cavuto on his Fox News show Thursday. He based much of his opinion on the entrance and performance of New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg into the Democratic primary campaign.

“President Trump will see a 50 percent increase in his African-American support,” said Scott.

“It will go from 8 percent in 2016 to a minimum of 12 percent in 2020. He may even get to 15 percent of the African-American vote, and that is game over!” he added.

“Wow what makes you say that, Senator? asked Cavuto.

“Well, listen to what the Democrats are saying. They have top tier candidates that say red-lining was a good thing, having a negative impact on African-American home ownership,” Scott said.

“And what is President Trump doing during the same time?” he asked rhetorically. “Simple. He had an executive order to increase affordability of home ownership, and African-American home ownership since he took office is up about 2 percent.”

Scott went on to reference Bloomberg’s advocacy for “harassing African-American males through stop and frisk,” a controversial law enforcement policy.

“Compare that against President Trump’s criminal justice reform packages that are making the justice system more fair for African-Americans disproportionately than it has been in a long time, at least thirty years!” he added.

Scott also cited higher wages, more jobs, and a lessening of the wealth gap. He added that the president had secured permanent funding for historically black colleges and universities for the first time in the country’s history.

“President Trump is not just talking a good game, he is walking a good game!” he concluded.

Here’s the video of Scott’s comments:

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Joe Biden says Democrats have been taking the black vote for granted — but can’t afford to this year

Former Vice President Joe Biden said Democrats can’t afford to take the black vote for granted in 2020 the way they have in the past, as the Trump campaign ramps up its efforts to earn a larger share of voters in that demographic, according to The Hill.

Biden’s campaign is struggling in recent weeks after poor showings in Iowa and New Hampshire — two states with relatively small black populations. The last potential claim Biden has to being the most electable candidate in the Democratic primary field is his popularity among black voters.

“You can’t win — you can’t take it for granted,” Biden said of black support during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “Last time we ran it was basically taken for granted. I’m the only one who has the record and has the background and has the support. They know me. They know who I am.”

After finishing fourth in the Iowa caucuses and fifth in the New Hampshire primary, Biden has tried to convince supporters and donors to stick with him long enough for him to show his strength in more racially diverse states like South Carolina and Nevada.

Biden has held a significant lead in polls among black voters for most of the primary, but there is evidence that he’s losing some of that support to other contenders, including frontrunner Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

A Quinnipiac poll last week showed Bloomberg closing the gap with black voters, with 22% support compared to Biden’s 27%. Sanders was at 19% with black voters.

President Donald Trump earned only 8% of the black vote in 2016, but is making a push to increase that support by highlighting criminal justice reform and a record-low black unemployment rate.

It may be unrealistic to expect a significant increase in black support for Trump. Black voters overwhelmingly default to Democrats in a normal year, and President Trump presents some unique challenges for the GOP in terms of reaching that group. But if the campaign is able to push that support into double figures, it could severely handicap the Democratic nominee’s chances of victory.