Trump Declares Black Voters Support Has “Skyrocketed” Due to Felony Convictions

Former President Trump claims that support from the Black community skyrocketed after his infamous mugshot was released. 

Trump’s Controversial Roundtable

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Days before the first presidential debate for the 2024 election, former president Donald Trump raised eyebrows with his remarks at an Atlanta barbershop. 

His Goal

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Trump met with a panel at a Black barbershop, focused on explaining to them why the Black community should be supporting his presidential bid. 

Opposite Takes

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Oddly enough, it is the exact same reason why the Biden/Harris campaign has said the BIPOC and other communities of color do not support Trump. 

The Details

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Trump and President Biden had their first televised debate of the election season last Thursday in Atlanta, hosted by CNN. The day before the debate began, Trump set up a meeting with the Black American Business Leader Barbershop Roundtable at Rocky’s Barbershop in Atlanta. 

Hot Button Topics

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The panel was streamed by the Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN) and was focused on various hot button topics that were specifically relevant to Georgia as a battleground state. Trump’s ally, Republican Representative of Florida Byron Donalds, led the roundtable talk. 

“The Number One Mugshot”

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Trump remains steadfast that the one thing that has pushed him to gain more support from the Black community, of all things, was his mugshot. Trump said, “The mugshot is the best ev- it just beat Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra by a lot. That’s the number one mugshot of all time”. 

Trump Claims Support has Skyrocketed

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Continuing, “It’s really an amazing thing. Since it happened, the support among the Black community and the Hispanic community has skyrocketed. It’s been very nice to see. The truth is it’s really a lovely thing when I see that, we have great support now in the Black community.”

Making History – for Felony Charges

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Back in August 2023, former president Trump made history as the first president to ever have a mugshot after he was booked at Fulton County Jail on 13 felony counts. The accusations include conspiring with 18 other codefendents to overturn the verdict of the 2020 election after Trump’s loss. 

Continued Denial

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He has continued to deny all of the accusations, and claims that the charges are a part of the political witch hunt to keep him from winning the election. 

Atlanta Native Speaks Out

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Sarafina Chitika, an Atlanta native and Biden-Harris campaign spokesperson disagrees that the mugshot will help anyone forget about Trump’s racist past. 

Lifelong Racist

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Chitika stated, “Lifelong racist Donald Trump thinks so little of voters of color that he thinks his 34 felony convictions will win us over despite the fact that he’s spent his entire life and career harming Black and Latino communities. This might come as news to Trump, but Black and Latino voters want nothing to do with his racist stereotypes and they know better than to buy into his lazy, shameful attempts at ‘outreach.’”

Two-Time Loser

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Continuing, “Nothing, from Trump’s mugshot to his bootleg sneakers, will make voters forget his racist track record in the White House and throughout his life. Voters of color are sick of Trump’s pandering – and they’re ready to make him a two-time loser this November”. 

Doubling Down

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On social media, the Biden-Harris campaign doubled down, writing, “A racist Trump claims Black people like him because he’s a convicted felon and has a mugshot.”

Previous Claims

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This is not the first time that Trump has made declarations about why the Black community “loves” him. Back in February, he said to Black conservatives that the felony charges are “why the Black people liked me”. 

Trump’s Reasoning

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Stating, “A lot of people said that’s why the Black people liked me, because they have been hurt so badly and discriminated against”. 

“Gaslight and Distract”

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The Trump campaign shot back, with spokesperson Steven Cheung saying, “Crooked Joe Biden and his campaign are trying to gaslight and distract from the fact that Black Americans are turning their back on their destructive policies.”

Defending his Policies

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“By contrast, President Trump delivered policies for Black Americans like passing criminal justice reform, fully funded HBCUs [historically black colleges and universities], created Opportunity Zones, and lowered Black unemployment.”

Swing States

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Even with Trump’s small increase in Black support, President Biden still has the majority support of the Black community. The Black vote helped Biden win the 2020 election in states like Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. 

Biden’s Response

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In response to Trump’s recent push for Black voters, the Biden campaign has also increased their efforts to gain their support, listing all of the achievements and legislation that he has passed in their honor. 

“Pandering and Peddling Lies”

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Biden said Trump was “pandering and peddling lies and stereotypes for your vote, so he can win for himself, not for you”.

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