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America’s First Black Billionaire Gives Trump ‘A+’ and Believes Democrats Have Become Too Extreme

Black Entertainment Television founder Robert Johnson – America’s first black billionaire – recently praised President Donald Trump for the current economy while also criticizing the Democratic Party for moving “too far left.”

Democrats have ‘moved too far to the left’

In an interview with CNBC, Johnson said, “The party in my opinion, for me personally, has moved too far to the left. And for that reason, I don’t have a particular candidate (I’m supporting) in the party at this time.”

“I think at the end of the day, if a Democrat is going to beat Trump, then that person, he or she, will have to move to the center and you can’t wait too long to do that,” Johnson added.

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Johnson supported Hillary Clinton in 2016 and considers himself a moderate Democrat, yet has since given President Trump thumb up for his policies.

‘African-American unemployment is at its lowest level’

“I think the economy is doing great, and it’s reaching populations that heretofore had very bad problems in terms of jobs and employments and the opportunities that come with employment … so African-American unemployment is at its lowest level,” Johnson explained.

Black unemployment stood at 6 percent in June, a mere 0.1 percent above its historic lowest point last year.

 

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“I give the president a lot of credit for moving the economy in a positive direction that’s benefiting a large amount of Americans,” Johnson said. “I think the tax cuts clearly helped stimulate the economy. I think business people have more confidence in the way the economy is going.”

“Overall, if you look at the U.S. economy … you got to give the president an A+ for that,” he added.

Johnson also believes the current extreme polarization in our politics is bad for business.

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‘The American people are looking for someone who can deliver economically’

“If business people are concerned about anything, it’s the clear, clear partisan politics that’s become very wicked and very mean. And that’s not helping the American people, and it’s not helping America as a global nation,” Johnson said.

While Johnson believes Trump should “step back a little bit from some of his showmanship,” he also thinks the President’s success with the economy will help his chances in 2020.

“At the end of the day, the American people are looking for someone who can deliver economically and deliver on opportunities,” Johnson concluded.

John Hanson

is a professional writer and editor with over 15 years of experience in conservative media and Republican politics. He has been a special guest on Fox News, Sirius XM, appeared as the guest of various popular personalities, and has had a lifelong interest in right-leaning politics.

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  • It is TOO LATE for the conniving, America-hating Demmunists to move to the center, as anybody with ANY sense would immediately recognize that for the DESPERATE pandering move it is and would NOT be fooled by it. Much to their dismay, in the throes of their hatred for our President and their frenzied efforts to take him down, they have revealed TOO MUCH, and we know EXACTLY who and what they are now, and they can't put that toothpaste back into the tube by "moving back to the center."

  • America has two main problems today: Congressional borrowing and spending and the Democrat Party. Read a biography about Lincoln and it was the Democrat Party that supported slavery, and not just southern Democrats. Today they support socialism, which simply changes the slave master from the foreman in the cotton fields to the District of Columbia.

  • America has two main problems today: Congressional borrowing and spending and the Democrat Party. Read a biography about Lincoln and it was the Democrat Party that supported slavery, and not just southern Democrats. Today they support socialism, which simply changes the slave master from the foreman in the cotton fields to the District of Columbia.

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