Support For Trump Among Black Men Doubled After Kanye West's "MAGA Meltdown"

Kanye West's outspoken support for President Trump appears to be having an impact on popular opinion, much to liberals' chagrin.

Democrats vehemently slammed West in April after he reaffirmed his support for President Trump in a series of tweets published after a one-year absence from Twitter. During his infamous "MAGA Meltdown",  where he showed off his signed "MAGA" hat. Later, he published texts sent by none other than singer-songwriter John Legend wherein Legend was begging him to rethink his vocal support for the president.

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But though they failed to change West's mind, it appears that his support (and the subsequent backlash, which only served to amply West's message) is having an impact.

According to a Reuters poll (a media organization that can hardly be described as "pro-Trump"), support for President Trump among black men doubled in the course of a week, the Daily Caller reports.

The president also saw a bump in support among black Americans more broadly.

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.

Still, the number of black voters who say they have "mixed feelings" about Trump climbed following West's remarks.

On the 22nd, 1.5 percent said they had mixed feelings, while 7.1 percent said the same on the 29th.

While some liberals have called for West to be institutionalized, not everybody agrees. Indeed, another high-profile rapper, West protege Chance the Rapper, affirmed that "not all black people need to be Democrats."

Chance - real name Chancellor Bennett - is the son of a former Obama staffer. He first met President Obama and his wife Michelle Obama when he was "13 or 14".

Of course, black men who followed the West drama might've noticed that black unemployment briefly touched 6.8% in December - an all time low.

And at 48.2, black consumers are the most content with their take home pay and personal finances since early 2015, according to the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index.

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Unfortunately for West - who must now be on the look out for gang assassins coming after him - not all black men have had such a positive reaction to his comments.

Comments

TahoeBilly2012 Thu, 05/03/2018 - 17:02 Permalink

Dem Party of Slavery. Most blacks are smart enough to know handouts and bullshit aren't cutting it, manufacturing is the only vehicle to improve black lives in bulk. Free Cheetos ain't working.

overbet beepbop Thu, 05/03/2018 - 17:50 Permalink

Fucking sad. There has been no major changes in Trump's policy. No change of course, major accomplishment or failure. A celebrity telling fools what to think is all that is required to double his support. What a wonderful world it must be for a sheep herder. 

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pippi68 CJgipper Thu, 05/03/2018 - 20:08 Permalink

Exactly. He's shown how unacceptable it is for the "intelligensia" for someone to think for himself or have an opinion that's not in precise lockstep with his identity group. The bigotry of low expectations and victim mentality has been laid bare for all to see. His point is not Democrat or Republican. He has been preaching that all should exercise their own free thought and not be chained to the ideas of others. I don't know how anybody who is not a virulent racist could dislike that message. The whitesplaining and threats he's gotten over the past week, though, has been highly entertaining.

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Chris2 CJgipper Thu, 05/03/2018 - 22:36 Permalink

I told ya a couple days ago between him and his wife 100 million follow them on social media. These people have influence, which is why they were all called out to pile on Trump.But most of they were old and washed up, too dangerous for top stars to do so.

West says he is running in 2024 so he is trying to lure Trumps base "I was hooked on opioids. The media made me have plastic surgery because they called my brother fat. I was afraid they would call me fat." Running against the media, watching Jordan Petersen vids.  He thinks if he gets some Trump  base and his followers he wins.

Could happen, we are in the bizarre world now.

 

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BlackChicken ClickNLook Thu, 05/03/2018 - 17:14 Permalink

According to a Reuters poll (a media organization that can hardly be described as "pro-Trump"), support for President Trump among black men doubled in the course of a week,”

The Hillwhores and libs in general must be loosing their minds right about now.  Just imagine if DT gets a Nobel Prize.

All the social media discrimination against conservatives and normal humans is the left desperate to swing narratives for the mid-terms; it’s the only chance they have considering their platform is dead on arrival.  

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nonclaim Croesus Thu, 05/03/2018 - 17:20 Permalink

"If the Democraps lose the Black vote, they're done."

If they lose 10% it'll be MAGA for the next 20 years and beyond.

From article: "Unfortunately for West - who must now be on the look out for gang assassins coming after him"

That will make life even harder for Dems as the 2A will the number 1 priority for everyone.

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inhibi Itsarap Thu, 05/03/2018 - 18:03 Permalink

Exactly. America is rotting under the feces of the corporations, who have extended their powers essentially to the level of a sovereign entity, and those that rule them under the same banner of protection.

Trump is one of them, a plutocrat:

1) He said Oprah would be his #1 choice for VP back in early 2000s

2) He tried to get Bill Gates on his cabinet

He thinks wealth should be consolidated among the few, since he thinks wealth is some indicator of prowess. It doesnt matter if his approval rating was 99.9%, only a true revolution will stop the empire from falling further downward.

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GreatUncle Croesus Thu, 05/03/2018 - 19:31 Permalink

Being white I am screwed econmically anyway.

Blacks will be screwed over though just as if they were white to keep the current economic system going.

Took them lomg enouigh to wake the fuck up though.

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Jeffersonian Liberal Croesus Fri, 05/04/2018 - 08:30 Permalink

Good to hear.

But, again, concerning that this is what it takes to open their eyes/change their perspective...a celebrity voicing an opinion.

Too bad they didn't each arrive at this renewed perspective by personal, objective, critical analysis.

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DingleBarryObummer Labworks Thu, 05/03/2018 - 17:07 Permalink

The CIA figured out they had to control pop music many decades ago.  You don't get to where Kanye is unless you are an asset.  Did you think he made it where he is because of talent and good looks?!  No, the entertainment industry is a cult and you have to do god forsaken things to gain entry into the upper echelon of the cult.  Also, a lot of them are probably "Jason Bourne'ed."  All jacked up in the dome.

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HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 DingleBarryObummer Thu, 05/03/2018 - 17:26 Permalink

I watched the TMZ interview. Kanye could barely talk and his pressured speech and animated gestures are indicative of someone that is manic which indicates he is bipolar. He was jacked up on something during that interview! It was wild. He also went around hugging, asking for hugs, talking about love. No normal adult male acts that way in public, let alone on TV.

I don't want to know what he had to do to get to where he is at. Marrying a porn star that showed everything to the world, prior to being married to him, has to be degrading. Kanye didn't just get sloppy seconds, he got sloppy 100s. You have to have really low self esteem to be happily married to that.

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