A group of Bernie Sanders supporters known as Black Men For Bernie are now Black Men For Trump. The shift in support from Bernie Sanders to Donald Trump may be the most significant political realignment in history, and it terrifies the Clinton campaign. The Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party view the black vote as theirs, and they believe they are entitled to it. They not only need the black vote, but they also need it to remain monolithic. Without the black vote, Hillary doesn’t have a chance of winning this or any other election.
Black Votes Matter To Hillary Clinton, Black People Not So Much
Black voters have been handing overwhelming electoral majorities to democrats for more than 50 years. In 2012 Barack Obama got 93% of the black vote to 6% for Mitt Romney. But, 54 years of blind support for the democrats have gotten the black community a big fat nothing. Many pundits have even suggested that blacks are largely invisible to the democrats. Black civil rights leader Malcolm X warned black people not to vote for democrats 50 years ago and said that voting for democrats made them political chumps.
Bruce Carter, founder of the group Black Men For Bernie says they are now Black Men For Trump because there is still work to be done. Black Men For Trump are on a mission to restore black communities and they believe the way to accomplish that is to help Trump make America great again.
Democratic Party Rigged The Primary Against Bernie Sanders
Carter opposes Hillary Clinton and the Democratic establishment because they don’t represent black communities. After the DNC email leak, Carter is sure the Democratic Party rigged the primaries against Bernie Sanders. He says Hillary Clinton has no intention of changing the policies that led to the destruction of the communities he’s working to improve.
Bruce believes Hillary Clinton is the poster child for the cronyism, corruption, and evil that Bernie Sanders tried to overthrow. He doesn’t believe Hillary Clinton when she calls Donald Trump and his supporters racists .After all, he witnessed Hillary Clinton doing the same in the primaries when she called Bernie Sanders sexist. She was lying then and she’s lying now.
Carter’s preparing to take the experience, knowledge, and contacts his group built during the primary campaign against Hillary Clinton and for Donald Trump and other Republicans in battleground states across the country.
Democrats Haven’t Delivered Meaningful Results To Minorities For Decades
Carter said other blacks are misguided to think Hillary has their best interests at heart. If “you look at the policies Hillary has been involved with they show she has no regard for the black race.” He and Black Men for Bernie became Black Men For Trump because the Democratic establishment panders for black votes but haven’t delivered meaningful results to minority communities for decades.
Carter became politically active to support Bernie Sanders, who taught him how the establishment’s only real constituency was the donor class. When he paired that knowledge with what he knew about the decline in the black and minority neighborhoods he loves, he realized Democratic politicians and the media had been lying.
“Bernie inspired us to disrupt the status quo because it only works for the elites and not regular people who are struggling,” Carter told Breitbart News. “If black communities vote for Hillary Clinton and Democrats in November, nothing will change because Democrats will continue to believe they don’t have to do anything to earn our votes.”
Carter became one of the most prominent and recognizable supporters of the Sanders campaign by traveling the country in a tour bus and fleet of vehicles wrapped with the Black Men for Bernie logo and a picture of Sanders being arrested during the civil rights movement. His online videos received millions of views and featured celebrities like Mark Ruffalo and ice cream makers Ben and Jerry.
Group’s Founder Says Democrats Practice Political Slavery
Carter says his greatest awakening of how Democrats exploit minority voters came when he learned from the Washington Post that the Democratic Party spends less than 2 percent of its campaign resources with minority-owned companies, even though they get better than 90 percent of the black vote. It is a practice that Carter calls “political slavery.”
When Carter emailed Breitbart News this link as the source for his claim that Democrats don’t invest campaign resources with minority businesses, he singled out interim DNC Chairman Donna Brazile, saying, “Donna Brazile is mentioned in the article, and it would be nice if you could mention that because later I will call her out on a lot of things.”
Changing Support To Become Black Men For Trump
Black Men for Bernie are rebranding and again planning to tour the country with an emphasis on battleground states. Bruce says he’s going to organize black and minority communities to vote against Hillary Clinton and the Democratic establishment because Black Men for Bernie have become Black Men for Trump.
“Donald Trump is a businessman and a real estate mogul who could provide knowledge and resources to transform urban communities through the development of minority-owned businesses,” Carter said. “With this tour, we’re going to show Mr. Trump and Republicans that the black and minority communities are ready to work with anyone willing to work with us to build opportunities in businesses, employment, and housing. We don’t want welfare, we need opportunity.”
“We’re going to go back to these communities in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and across the country to lead people to the facts about the Clintons’ and Democrats’ failures with our struggling communities,” Carter said: “We’re not going to tell people what to do, but we’re going to strategize with them how to get more out of their political power. If Donald Trump can show that he’s willing to do something different for them, then these people will be willing to give him a chance because then they’ll understand that they don’t have anything to lose by abandoning Democrats like Hillary Clinton.”
Hillary Clinton Is For Hillary Clinton Not The Black Community
Carter and the Black Men for Trump can’t unlearn what they discovered about Hillary during the primary. “We know that Hillary Clinton is for Hillary Clinton and the rich donors of the Clinton Foundation,” Carter said. “We know that Bill and Hillary did major damage to our communities the last time they were in the White House. We know they will lie about their opponents by unfairly labeling them sexists and racists and radicals.”
“Donald Trump isn’t a typical politician and he isn’t beholden to the same old political powers,” Carter continued. “We want to earn our seat at the table in his administration and I think he and the Republicans are smart enough to realize that when we deliver them a historic number of minority votes, they better do a better job than the Democrats have done or they’re never going to get an opportunity like this again.”
Finally, Carter states that is vital to not provide the Democrats with a blank checkbook but that it’s also important that a partnership is formed with the Republican Congress before delivering them the minority vote. “This could be a historic moment that changes the political calculus for generations, The Democrat establishment is about to learn the hard way that they don’t own the minority vote.”