I guess ‘they ain’t black,’ Joe! Trump keeps changing minds and tallying votes
Apparently rap star 50 Cent “ain’t Black.”
Last week, 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, offered one of the most succinct endorsements of President Donald Trump’s re-election.
After learning that Democrat Joe Biden’s tax plan could force him to pay a total income tax rate of 62 percent, Jackson acknowledged that he doesn’t like Trump, but he also doesn’t like high taxes. “WHAT THE F–K! (VOTE For TRUMP) IM OUT,” he noted on social media, and then added, “I don’t want to be 20 Cent.” Jackson then reiterated his support for the incumbent, despite a public scolding from former girlfriend Chelsea Handler, by saying he’d “pack his bags” if Biden is elected.
— 50cent (@50cent) October 20, 2020
Handler has said she had to remind Jackson that, as a Black person, there was no way he could support Trump. That recalled what Biden told radio personality Charlamagne Tha God earlier this year — that “you ain’t Black” if you don’t vote for him.
But as 50 Cent was upsetting liberals by daring to publicly favor Trump, Charlamagne tha God was explaining why Trump is getting positive reactions from prominent Black male celebrities, like 50 Cent, rappers Ice Cube and Kanye West, and former NFL star Burgess Owens.
Charlamagne, whose real name is Lenard Larry McKelvey, told CNN’s Don Lemon that Trump is actually courting Black voters — unlike Biden who is taking Black support for granted.
“When it comes to the black people you see showing support for Trump, I just think, you know, it’s because Trump is actually talking to young black male voters. He is directing ads toward them,” Charlamagne told Lemon.
“They are a group that never get courted. I mean, black people don’t get courted either as a whole. But that old Democratic regime speaks to old black men. I think everyone else in the black community and black families, they are supposed to fall in line. They know black women are going to show up regardless.”
“He (Biden) speaks to older black men, and he thinks the rest of us all speak the same language,” he added. “So, Trump is targeting young black males from marketing. It works.”
UCLA seems to agree.
FiveThirtyEight.com last week noted that Trump has lost some support from white voters, but he is gaining with Black voters, according to its analysis of polling research by UCLA.
FiveThirtyEight pointed out, “Trump’s support among young Black voters (18 to 44) has jumped from around 10 percent in 2016 to 21 percent. Black voters remain an overwhelmingly Democratic-leaning constituency, but a notable reduction in their support could still be a problem for Biden.”
Continuing, FiveThirty-Eight added, “Notably, young Black voters don’t seem to feel as negatively about Trump as older Black Americans do. For instance, an early-July African American Research Collaborative poll of battleground states found that 35 percent of 18-to-29-year-old Black adults agreed that although they didn’t always like Trump’s policies, they liked his strong demeanor and defiance of the establishment. Conversely, just 10 percent of those 60 and older said the same.”
But it’s not just Black voters who might be reconsidering Trump.
As FiveThirtyEight noted, “It’s a similar story with younger Hispanic Americans, a group where Trump has also made gains. According to UCLA Nationscape’s polling, Trump is attracting 35 percent of Hispanic voters under age 45, up from the 22 percent who backed him four years ago.”
FiveThirtyEight, as Charlamagne observed, indicated this data shows that the president “has done particularly well with Black and Hispanic men, which might speak to how his campaign has actively courted them.”
Concluding, FiveThirtyEight added, “If Trump can do better among nonwhite voters than he did in 2016 — even if he still doesn’t win them outright — that could open a door for him to win if white voters don’t shift toward Biden as much as the polls currently suggest.”
Imagine the irony, and the liberal tantrums, if liberals spend years trying to portray Trump as the most “racist” of presidents and yet watch him re-elected because of support from Black and Hispanic men.