As Bill Whittle noted in a video I featured the other day, Kanye West’s apostasy on Donald Trump and the idea of leaving the Democrats’ narrative does something that was unthinkable not too long ago; given black people “permission” to leave that narrative behind.
And if you take this Pew poll seriously, they’re thinking about it.
Monica Showalter at AmThink (with emphasis added by me):
Black men’s approval for Donald Trump has absolutely doubled, according to a new Reuters poll, and his overall support among blacks has risen sharply. This seismic shift just happens to coincide with rap superstar Kanye West’s break with the Hollywood left, coupled with his open admiration for Donald Trump. According to the Daily Caller:”
A poll taken on April 22, 2018 had Trump’s approval rating among black men at 11 percent, while the same poll on April 29, 2018 pegged the approval rating at 22 percent. It should be noted that Reuters only sampled slightly under 200 black males each week and slightly under 3,000 people overall…Trump experienced a similar jump in approval among black people overall, spiking from 8.9 percent on April 22 to 16.5 percent on April 29.
Kanye made his remarks on April 25, and much of the left panicked, calling him a sell-out, a traitor to his race, and other typical epithets black people who don’t toe the Democratic Party line have endured for years. Kanye responded by doubling down, posting a picture of himself with an autographed MAGA cap, and calling Trump his “brother.”
Let’s focus on that bolded number – 16.5 percent.
As Whittle notes, if the Black vote for Democrats drops below 85%, they will never win another presidency; they’ll never control the Senate or the House; they’ll never confirm another SCOTUS justice.
So of course the Dems are attacking West. And every other black, Latino, gay, and female conservative.