Donald Trump is going to be so good to the African American community…really?

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  • Walknrun1  On February 19, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    So exactly what is he going to do in that one year? Specifics please!

  • elvagreen123  On February 20, 2016 at 3:12 am

    I do not believe in if statements. Mr. Trump has no idea how he would feel about Barack Obama if he was Black. He is White, his background is White, how can he imagine how he would feel as a Black person. Mr. Trump is an instigator. He can rile folks up, but he didn’t say how he would make life better for Black folks. And he doesn’t cause me to think any less of Barack Obama, the President of the United States.

    • Bill  On February 21, 2016 at 3:38 am

      You don’t have to believe in gravity, but jump off of a ten story building and see what happens. Trump needs not be a Black person to see that the economic plight of Blacks in this country has suffered immensely during this president’s tenure. Largely because his ideology is such that he is perfectly willing to permit this nation to become flooded with cheap, illegal labor at the expense of Blacks. And yes he is instigating, which is unfortunately needed to wake up many Blacks because so many who have been victimized by his policies refuse to hold him accountable because he is black. Congressman Emanuel Clever, former Chairman of the Congressional Black Congress told a reported during an interview that if the dire economic conditions in which Blacks are living today were under the tutelage of a white president, we would be marching in the streets. Now there’s a tacit admission of an unwillingness to hold him accountable.

      So close your eyes, ignore his skin color and admit that he has totally failed Blacks in this country. Even if it doesn’t cause you to think less of Obama. It will only hurt for a little while.

      • elogam  On February 22, 2016 at 1:13 am

        Bill, you took about half of my statement! Thanks for saving me the time….

        I credit Obama for being the first black PRESIDENT instead of the first BLACK PRESIDENT. The difference is obvious, I hope. He has had the courage to say “strap up your marching boots and get to work” to those who expect St. Obama to descend from Capitol Hill with handouts and gifts and “payback” legislation to “turn the tables” on those evil white devils that have been running things. To do so would have been his ruin.

        OTOH, this president does not seem to realize that the BEST way to help “African-Americans” (Oh but I do LOATHE that Jessie Jackson-ism) is to have a booming economy. He needed to turn loose the power of the American enterprise, so that people with a dream could build and grow this nation’s economic engine and employ people. Courting the Latino vote by giving the impression that he wants to offer amnesty to all those folks “living in the shadows” was a calculated risk. He knew the BLACK vote wasn’t going anywhere, so he could push their concerns to the back burner while occasionally giving that pot a quick stir whenever there was a police shooting.

        Will Trump be any better? Who knows. But demanding specifics from him, when we never did that from our current president, is a double standard.

  • elvagreen123  On February 23, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    My earlier reply was based on what I thought was a bombastic speech given by Mr. Trump. That’s it. What I thought of the statement and whether it affected me in a negative or positive manner. Period. My opinion of Mr. Barack’s presidency was not an issue in this post. Nor is my opinion on whether Mr. Trump would be any better. I did not demand specifics from Mr. Trump, I simply made a point of an opinion which I had already heard mentioned in the press. Hey, you don’t have to like what I say, but can you at least agree to my right to say it?

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