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Sun May 21, 2017, 08:39 AM

Yo, black folk are working class too

Black voters say they’re already losing under Trump
Conversations with Virginian voters help explain that dreadful 12-per-cent approval rating with a community he pledged to make a priority.







PETERSBURG, VA.—A struggling post-industrial town. A Christian factory worker praying “constantly” for Donald Trump. Ernarda Davis, 65, is the kind of person Trump vowed to help, living in the kind of place Trump vowed to heal, and she wants badly for her president to succeed.

You’ve heard this kind of story before. Except people who look like Davis don’t usually qualify for 2017 articles about how voters are feeling about Trump.

She is black.

And when she was asked in Petersburg, Va., last weekend how Trump is doing so far, she curved her fingers into a rigid circle.

Zero.

“He needs to get hate out of his heart and open his eyes. And that might help,” she said. “Get hate out of his heart, open his eyes, and see what’s going on.”

The U.S. media narrative of the past year has been dominated by accounts of white Trump voters standing by their man no matter what they hear on the news. Their unyielding loyalty is important. But also noteworthy is Trump’s inability to earn even the fleeting honeymoon support of just about anyone who didn’t vote for him.

No group is so fiercely opposed to Trump as African Americans, a group he had promised to make a top priority.



https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2017/05/20/black-voters-say-theyre-already-losing-un

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DemocratSinceBirth May 2017 OP
yallerdawg May 2017 #1
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wellst0nev0ter May 2017 #3
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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 08:50 AM

1. "What have you got to lose?"

Watch.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #1)

Sun May 21, 2017, 09:03 AM

2. I can't begin...

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 10:09 AM

3. A 12% approval rating?

That's still too high.

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Sun May 21, 2017, 10:11 AM

4. K&R

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:18 PM

5. Excellent article.

It's off the the site now, but I googled trump + black voter, found it. Seriously, why hasn't the American media done this?

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