Commenting on President Trump’s State of the Union speech, CNN analyst Van Jones sounded terrified that Democrats could lose African American voters to Trump.
He warned Democrats that while they may think they have Black voters in the tank “what he was saying to African-Americans can be effective.”
Van Jones sounded very concerned as he concluded “he’s going after enough black votes to cause us problems. It’s not just suburban votes, he’s going after black votes.”
At the same time, warning the Democrats. What he was saying to African-Americans can be effective. You may not like it but he mentioned HBCUs, black colleges have been struggling for a long time, a bunch of them have gone under, he threw a lifeline to them in real life in his budget.
He talked about that. He talked about criminal justice reform. He talked about opportunity zones…
The thing about it is, and we’ve got to wake up, folks, there’s a whole bubble thing that goes on, he said s-hole nations, therefore all black people are going to hate him forever.
That ain’t necessarily so. I think what you’re going to see him do, you may not like my rhetoric, but look at my results and my record to black people, if he narrow casts that, it’s going to be effective. Which means, as we move through this primary process, we’ve got to pay a lot more attention both to what’s going on with the Latino vote.
Are we going to get a benefit in terms of having them respond and with the black vote. It it going to be a split off, especially for black male voters? We’ve got to be clinical about this stuff. We get so emotional about it. That was a warning to us.
That was a warning shot across the bow to us Democrats that he’s going after enough black votes to cause us problems. It’s not just suburban votes, he’s going after black votes.
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