Trump’s Policies – NOT Democrats – Show That Black Lives DO Matter
Democrats are struggling with Black Lives Matter advocates because the hard data linked to the president’s America First policies proves that liberals have stifled African-Americans prosperity for decades.
President Donald Trump and his liberal opponents have put forward a contrasting narrative dating back to the run-up to the 2016 election. Hillary Clinton and other far-left politicians tried to embrace the sometimes volatile Black Lives Matter movement that took to the streets protesting decades of trailing far behind other America demographics in economic opportunity, safe neighborhoods, and satisfactory public education.
While Democrats have promised progress dating back to the 1960s, waves of immigrant groups have achieved the American dream of homeownership, college education for their children, and the robust lifestyle the world’s top economy can deliver. In an era following the first African-American president promise of “hope,” none has been found. In Democrat strongholds such as Chicago, Baltimore, Los Angeles, and other areas, conditions have only worsened. Black voters are quickly discovering the truth that when President Trump says, “all lives matter” and “America first,” they are included.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the U.S. economy added upwards of 6.7 million jobs since Trump took office. That tally is more than the entire 2018 reported population of Wyoming, Vermont, Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Delaware, Rhode Island, and Montana, combined. Nearly half of all states achieved the lowest unemployment rate in history, and a reported 35 states saw unemployment dip below 4 percent. The national unemployment rate continues to hover around a 50-year low, and African-Americans are enjoying the lowest rate of joblessness in the country’s entire history at 5.4 percent. On top of the substantial economic gains by African-Americans, the median hourly wage has up-ticked by 3 percent over the previous 15 months. These measures indicate an unprecedented improvement in the economic lives of black Americans.
It’s well documented that African-Americans suffered some of the worst unemployment and economic downturn during the Obama Administration. More interested in pacifying radical Muslim leaders in the Middle East and allowing ex-Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, to peddle influence in Ukraine and China, African-American families were roundly neglected. The unemployment rate for black American males topped a stunning 18 percent in 2010. In terms of policies that would support the Democrat narrative that “Black Lives Matter,” African-Americans suffered double-digit unemployment for seven of Obama’s eight years in office.
During the Obama-Biden administration, wages were stagnant, home foreclosures soared, the U.S. GDP posted quarters of negative growth, and China supplanted the country as the world’s top economy. A more straightforward argument could be made of Obama’s liberal-leaning policies that “American lives did not matter,” black or otherwise. This reality has not been lost on black voters even though the fake news media has pushed a phony narrative that President Trump’s America First policies are somehow “racist.”
African-American icons have been encouraged by the measurable data that supports their position that the Trump Administration policies are all-inclusive. From a Trumpian perspective: Either you are American, or you’re not.
A Rasmussen survey conducted in June 2019, indicates that 33 percent of likely voters recognize that America First policies have improved young black lives. That stands in stark contrast to only 13 percent of voters expressing a similar view at the end of the Obama years. The facts have led to biased media outlets to shy away from polling black voters for fear that the president’s numbers climbed. Left-leaning outlets are wise to avoid publishing polling data that links black voters to the president.
That’s because President Trump only earned a low 8 percent in the 2016 election. But the America First policies delivered improved opportunity, as promised, and President Trump’s approval rating among black Americans increased to 19 percent in 2017, followed last year’s 36 percent. The Trump Administration has now begun a Black Voices for Trump initiative.
In October, the White House hosted the Young Black Leadership Summit. On other fronts, icons such as Candace Owens have started the grassroots “Blexit” movement urging African-Americans to leave the Democratic Party, and celebrities have supported the “walk away” movement as well. Perhaps Ohio pastor Darrell Scott stated best how Trump’s policies demonstrate that Black Lives Matter.
“Now that it’s 2020. We’re able to point backward and to some very definitive accomplishments that the president has done,” pastor Scott said. “He delivered on promises he didn’t even make.”