Trump Launches "Black Americans for Trump" in Detroit

Riley Sundew

Updated Sunday, June 16, 2024 at 6:05 AM CDT

Trump Launches "Black Americans for Trump" in Detroit

DETROIT – Former President Donald Trump’s campaign officially launched its Black voter coalition group, “Black Americans for Trump,” at 180 Church, a predominantly Black worship center. The event saw notable attendees such as former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson and Reps. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.) and John James (R-Mich.). Trump praised Byron Donalds as an “incredible guy” and floated his name as a potential vice president, igniting excitement among supporters.

The Black outreach initiative began earlier this year at the Black Conservative Federation’s annual gala ahead of the South Carolina Republican primary. The campaign claims historic rates of Black voter support for Trump, citing lower unemployment rates and higher household income levels during his presidency. Trump has also suggested that his multiple indictments have increased his support among Black voters, who he believes see him as being discriminated against.

In New York, Trump held a racially diverse rally in the Bronx during the hush money trial, further cementing his outreach efforts. Popular cultural figures like rappers Sexxy Red, Kodak Black, and 50 Cent have shown support for Trump, with 50 Cent commenting that Black men identify with Trump due to shared experiences with RICO charges. Detroit-based rapper Sada Baby also attended the event in Detroit.

However, not all Black voters are convinced. Some found Trump’s claim that they identify with him due to his legal troubles offensive and rooted in stereotypes. El-Mahdi Holly from Georgia criticized Trump’s assertion, stating it misrepresents African American men’s actions. Black Republicans have also expressed concern over the lack of campaign infrastructure in predominantly Black cities following the closure of several RNC minority centers.

Michigan Congressman John James emphasized the need for Republicans to invest in Black outreach, recalling a past conversation with Trump. Meanwhile, Sen. Tim Scott announced a $14 million Black voter outreach campaign targeting low-propensity Black and Latino voters in battleground states.

In his speeches in downtown Detroit, Trump blamed immigrants for stealing jobs and government resources, while also courting Black voters and hardcore conservatives. He made several new baseless claims attacking the nation’s voting system and referred to members of violent immigrant gangs as “animals.” Michigan, a key battleground state carried by Biden by less than 3 percentage points in the previous election, remains a crucial focus for both parties.

Black voters, pivotal to Biden’s 2020 victory, have shown signs of disappointment with him. Trump’s visit to the 180 Church was well-received by a smaller crowd, including significant white attendees. He also addressed the “People’s Convention” of Turning Point Action, though the event drew controversy due to the presence of white supremacist Nick Fuentes, who was e*****ed out.

Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II criticized Trump’s attendance at the Turning Point conference as “offensive.” The conference took place at the TCF Center, where dozens of Trump loyalists protested after the 2020 election, chanting “Stop the count!” Trump has continued to raise the possibility of election fraud in upcoming elections, despite widespread debunking of such claims.

Polls show a shift among Black men towards the Republican nominee, with a New York Times/Siena College survey indicating Trump could win over 20% of Black voters in a matchup with Biden. Trump’s support among Black voters, who he won roughly 1 in 10 of nationally in 2020, could significantly impact battleground states like Michigan, Georgia, and Pennsylvania in the upcoming election.

Conservative Bias:

Well, folks, here we go again with the liberals clutching their pearls over President Trump’s efforts to reach out to Black voters. The man has done more for Black Americans than any Democrat ever has, with historic lows in unemployment and higher household incomes during his presidency. But of course, the left can't stand that. They want to keep minorities dependent on their handouts and government programs. They’re terrified that Black Americans are waking up and seeing through their lies. Trump’s indictments? Just another witch hunt by the liberal elite who can’t stand that he’s connecting with the very people they claim to champion. And let’s talk about those so-called “offensive” claims. The Democrats are the real racists, assuming that Black voters can’t think for themselves and see the truth. Trump is fighting for every American, while the left panders and patronizes. The liberals are shaking in their boots because they know they can’t win without keeping Black voters on their plantation of dependency. Wake up, America!

Liberal Bias:

Here we have another shameless stunt by Trump, pandering to Black voters while spewing his usual racist, xenophobic drivel. The man who called violent immigrant gangs “animals” and continues to push baseless claims about election fraud is now pretending to care about Black Americans? Give me a break. His so-called outreach is nothing but a cynical ploy to divide and conquer, exploiting racial tensions for his gain. And let’s not forget his disgusting insinuation that Black men identify with his legal troubles. That’s not outreach; it’s an insult, a stereotype dressed up as empathy. Meanwhile, he surrounds himself with the likes of white supremacist Nick Fuentes and blames immigrants for everything under the sun. The Republicans are desperate, throwing millions at a Black voter outreach campaign while their leader continues to alienate and offend. Trump’s presence at events like the Turning Point conference is a slap in the face to every decent American. This is not leadership; it’s a circus, and Trump is the ringmaster of hate and division. The GOP’s attempt to court Black voters is nothing but a smokescreen for their true agenda: maintaining power at any cost, even if it means tearing this country apart.

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