It seems that the Democrat strategy this go-round is to emphasize that white oppression explains racial disparities and that more government is the solution. The black underclass is being told that they bear little or no responsibility for their circumstances and that white privilege is responsible for their lot in life.

But Al Sharpton is right on this one: minorities will vote for Trump in unprecedented numbers. They are tired of not having jobs, some living off food stamps  from week to week, and they see Donald Trump as a way to move the career politician from the White House and insert someone that knows

From The Hill:

The long-time civil rights advocate said Trump’s “biased and bigoted” remarks on the campaign trail will energize black and Hispanic voters, benefiting Democrats up and down the ballot.

“People who have been on the side of the pool are ready to jump in the water if he’s the nominee,” Sharpton said during a breakfast in Washington sponsored by The Christian Science Monitor. “When I address people around the country … nothing has caused a greater reaction, particularly among African-Americans and Latinos, than the thought that the first African-American president in history would be succeeded by someone that is the complete opposite.”

“Donald Trump could be the end of the Republican Party as we know it, or he could be just a one-time fluke. It’s according to how they [Republicans] handle it, and how the Democrats handle it,” said Sharpton, an MSNBC host and head of the National Action Network (NAN).

“Donald Trump in his defiant, bias-tinged kind of persona, could be the biggest turnout of black and Latino voters we have ever seen.”

They seem to have their work cut out, as the black vote in this year’s Democratic primary has fallen dramatically from 2008, when then-Sens. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) squared off.

“I’m not delirious, but I’m concerned,” Sharpton said, acknowledging the drop. But he predicted the numbers will increase when the Democrats pick their nominee and voters see what’s at stake in the general election. He said President Obama, once he hits the campaign trail, will be a driving force behind that effort.


Sharpton warned Democrats, however, that a Trump nomination alone is no guarantee that minority Democrats will vote in high numbers. Party leaders, he said, will have to work hard to highlight Trump’s controversial statements and draw distinctions with Republicans when it comes to minority issues.

H/T: NYPost

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