Trump’s Campaign For Black Votes Gets Boosted By Guilty Verdict

( – A New York jury found former President Donald Trump guilty of 34 felonies on March 30. The verdict makes him the first-ever president convicted of felony offenses in a criminal trial. While some view the verdict as a stain on him, it could help him woo voters.

In the days following the guilty verdict, Trump stepped up his appeals to black voters. The former president believes he has now experienced the injustice in the system. Some of the Republican nominee’s surrogates are using the verdict to try to find a common bond between him and black voters.

Trump has long faced attacks from the black community for his position on the justice system. The attacks date back to the 1990s, when he took out full-page ads against five black teens who were accused of raping a white woman in Central Park. The teenagers were known as the Central Park Five and were later exonerated.

Now the former POTUS has experienced the same justice system and claims it is corrupt. Some Republicans believe that could endear him to others who share similar experiences.

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), the only black Republican in the Senate, appeared on CNN on May 31 and said the reason so many black people are beginning to support Trump are “two big things: jobs and justice.” He went on to say that as a black person who was raised in the South, he had “concerns about our justice system as it relates to race,” and now he sees it from a “partisan perspective.”

Donald Trump Jr. and others shared clips of black listeners of the popular morning show “The Breakfast Club” calling for support for Trump post-verdict.

President Joe Biden is bleeding support from black voters. He won 92% of the bloc in 2020, but that lead is allegedly shrinking, especially with black men. The former president now has an opportunity to pick them up, and that could propel him to victory in the fall.

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