Donalds, Hunt Say Black Vote is in Play for Trump

Donalds, Hunt Say Black Vote is in Play for Trump

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
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June 4, 2024

House Republicans are heading to Philadelphia where they’ll attempt to sway Black voters with conservative principles over “cognac and cigars.” As President Joe Biden (D) unleashes his Black Voters for Biden effort, Black Republicans are making the case for President Donald Trump (R). Though black voters still largely support the incumbent, Florida Rep. Byron Donalds (R) assures that “everything is in play.”

Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chairman and State Senator Shevrin Jones (D), is leading the charge on bolstering support from black voters for the incumbent in Florida. A recent poll indicated that President Biden has lost 16% in support from the voting bloc, but Chairman Jones argues there’s no reason to worry.

“President Biden has been an absolute advocate and a champion for black people during his presidency,” Chairman Jones said.

Black Republicans beg to differ.

To push black male voters towards President Trump, Texas Rep. Wesley Hunt (R) thinks it’s statistically possible.

“We’re going to places where minority and black brothers are,” Rep. Hunt said during an interview with The Floridian.

At the event titled “Congress, Cognac and Cigars,” Rep. Hunt says that he and Rep. Donalds will discuss “how much better we can have it here in the not-so-distant future if we get our minds right and put President Trump back in office.”

Rep. Hunt discussed the support President Trump received from black male voters in 2020, assuring that President Trump could receive even more support in 2024.

“If President Trump gets between 25% and 30% of the black male vote, Democrats can’t win. In 2020, he got 18.7% of the black male vote. He has 7% to go. If we can get him there this time, it’s over," added Hunt.

Rep. Donalds, who also feels that President Trump is poised to take the White House in November, called the event an effort of “shaking the political foundation of this country, and I think what people really want is they want common sense, and they want a change from this craziness.”

“Philadelphia’s going to be amazing," said Donalds.

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina is an award-winning senior reporter based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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