Raw Story cites an appearance the former GOP presidential contender made on “Fox & Friends” in which he claimed the power of the “Trump Phenomenon” is striking such a nerve with black women that they are jumping ship from the Democratic Party to team Trump.
“And let me tell you a phenomenon that I discovered on my radio show. I get callers who call up and say, ‘I am black, I’m female and I’m going from Democrat to Trump,’” Cain said. “They didn’t say they were going from Democrat to Republican, they’re going from Democrat to Trump. I think that’s part of the phenomenon.”
Summing up the Trump phenomenon, Cain used three words:
“Leadership, fighter and winner.”
“What Trump is doing that the others may not be doing as well is attracting nontraditional voters,” Cain pointed out. “I’ve seen many quotes of people who said, ‘I have given up on voting, I gave up on it but I’m coming back in.’”
While the notion of Trump getting support from black women may be hard to swallow, political consultant Frank Luntz admitted to Politico that it may not be that outrageous considering Trump’s chances of winning the black vote if he wins the Republican presidential nomination.
“If he were the Republican nominee he would get the highest percentage of black votes since Ronald Reagan in 1980,” Luntz stated.
“They find him fascinating, and in all the groups I have done, I have found Obama voters, they could’ve voted for Obama twice, but if they’re African American they would consider Trump.”
So what say you? With everything Trump has done and said in his bid to become president, does he have a good shot at gaining the black vote if he becomes the GOP nominee or is it a very crazy thing that has no chance of becoming reality?
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