Trump received an unlikely endorsement from a Democratic Georgia state representative.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, Representative Vernon Jones has become the first state-elected Dem to back Trump.
“It’s very simple to me. President Trump’s handling of the economy, his support for historically black colleges and his criminal justice initiatives drew me to endorse his campaign,” said Jones.
He continued, “This is not about switching parties. There are a lot of African-Americans who clearly see and appreciate he’s doing something that’s never been done before.”
“When you look at the unemployment rates among black Americans before the pandemic, they were at historic lows. That’s just a fact,” he added.
Before the pandemic outbreak, the Western Journal reported, “The measure of economic opportunity for black Americans set a then-record low of 5.5 percent in August, and matched that record in September before dipping even lower in October.”
CNBC reported in October, “There have never been more Black and Hispanic Americans in the workforce…
The jobless rate for Hispanics hit a record low of 3.9% in September, while African Americans maintained its lowest rate ever, 5.5%.
The Hispanic women unemployment rate was 3.8% in September and the Black adult women jobless rate was 4.6%.”
Commentary and Opinion from Trending Politics:
Let’s be honest. The president’s pro-growth policies, capped by the GOP tax reform act in December 2017, have led to historic economic growth. As bad as things have gotten all of a sudden for the economy thanks to coronavirus-related shutdowns (which will be ending soon, it looks like), it would have been much worse on everyone if we were living through an Obama economy.
Jones likely will be an outlier — an African-American Democrat supporting the president. But you never know what kind of movement he may spark.
And there is this: If the president wins a larger portion of the minority vote in November, which is looking more and more likely, there is no way Joe Biden (or any other Democrat) beats him.