If Donald Trump were to face off against Joe Biden today, minorities by a wide margin would choose Trump, according to a survey conducted by the Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports.
That’s astonishing — right?
Not so much. It’s only astonishing to those who believe the mainstream media, the members of which spent most of campaign 2015, all of election 2016, all of White House 2017-2020, and the early part of 2021 telling all of America just why candidate Trump, inaugural Trump and President Trump were terrible for minorities.
“Donald Trump is a bigot and a racist,” The Washington Post wrote in December 2015.
“After Donald Trump‘s Election, Racist Outbursts in US,” US News wrote in November 2016.
“Economic Anxiety Didn’t Make People Vote Trump, Racism Did,” The Nation wrote in May 2017.
“Just Says It: Trump Is a Racist,” wrote The New York Times in January 2018.
“Trump’s Racism: An Oral History,” The Atlantic wrote in June 2019.
“Trump long history of racism, from the 1970s to 2020,” Vox wrote in August 2020.
“Trump administration issues racist school curriculum report on MLK day,” CNN wrote in January 2021, just a couple of days shy of Trump‘s exit from the White House.
Gotta get in the last shots.
Of course, even post-presidency, the attacks on Trump as a racist go forth.
“Racism invented Trump and other elected hopefuls,” Brookings wrote in November 2021.
“Racism’s Prominent Role in January 6 US Capitol Attack,” Human Rights Watch wrote just this month.
Problem is, the very people Trump‘s supposed to be squashing via his racist tendencies don’t actually buy that he‘s racist.
If they did, why would they vote for him?
In 2016, Trump, according to a Pew Research study of validated voters, won 6 percent of the Black vote and 28 percent of the Hispanic vote. Then, after years of Democrats attacking him for his borders’ policies by calling him racist, and deceptively editing his remarks on Charlottesville, for example, so as to paint him as a white supremacist — after years of these attacks, Trump turned around and in 2020, scored even better with minorities.
“Blacks and Latinos for Trump,” crowed one post-election Wall Street Journal headline. “The president lost, but he did a good deal better with minorities in 2020 than he did in 2016.”
Try as the left continues to do, the effort to paint Trump as a bigot just isn’t sticking.
“[I]f the election were held today, just 40% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote to reelect Biden, while 46% would vote for Trump,” Rasmussen wrote.
“If the election were held today, Trump would win 51% of white voters to 36% for Biden. Among black voters, Biden would get 61% to 26% for Trump. Hispanic voters would split almost evenly, with 41% for Biden and 38% for Trump,” Rasmussen wrote.
“Among other minority voters, Trump would get 47% to Biden‘s 28%,” Rasmussen wrote.
This is what keeps Democrats up nights.
This is the stuff of leftists’ nightmares.
The only hope Democrats have of winning both the coming midterm and White House contests is if they can successfully distract voters from the far left lunacy of their ultimate designs for this country — and one of their go-to methods of distracting and deceiving is to cry racism and label the political opposition as bigoted.
Voters, in increasing numbers it seems, aren’t buying the lie.
For all the left’s efforts to make sure Trump never enters politics again, voters aren’t paying attention. Not only would Trump win versus Biden, it seems, but he‘d do it with a large thumbs-up from minorities. Hear that?
That’s the sound of Democrats wailing as their biggest political tool, the racism card, is ripped and shredded.
• Cheryl Chumley can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @ckchumley. Listen to her podcast “Bold and Blunt” by clicking HERE. And never miss her column; subscribe to her newsletter by clicking HERE. Her latest book, “Socialists Don’t Sleep: Christians Must Rise Or America Will Fall,” is available by clicking HERE.