Jack Brewer, former NFL player and American businessman, acknowledged that the administration of President Donald Trump is having a positive impact in the African American community, assuring that he could have 20% of their vote in the 2020 elections.
In the past Brewer raised funds for then-Democratic President Barack Obama. However, according to an opinion column on Fox News, the former NFL player said he has become one of many Trump supporters who “want to see him re-elected.”
According to Brewer, Democrats make big promises to black voters in the run-up to each election, but he noted that unfortunately those promises often end once the polls close.
“In part that’s because Democrats take our votes for granted—they just assume the vast majority of black people will vote Democratic. If more of us voted for Republicans, candidates in both parties would do more to compete for our votes,” Brewer said in his Dec. 4 column.
According to The Gateway Pundit, in November African American support for President Trump in the face of re-election reached 34%, according to polls by Emerson and Rasmussen.
In recent statements to The Washington Times, the former NFL player said that there is now an awakening in the American nation regarding the African American community, assuring that he would vote for a candidate who would really make good on his promises.
“I’m going to take the guy who’s actually putting in the policies that are going to make life better for my young black son and my young black daughter, versus somebody who gives me lip service—like, unfortunately, the Democrats have done for our community for years,” Brewer said.
According to The Washington Times, the Trump administration is strongly engaging African American voters amid economic stability that has resulted in a decrease in unemployment, which has also benefited the community, reaching a 5.5 percent rate, the lowest in history.
Some analysts are even now claiming that President Trump may have the most African American votes since Dwight Eisenhower, claiming that he is gaining supporters at a very fast pace, considering that historically Republicans have never achieved the support of more than 10% of African American voters, except for Eisenhower.
For now, the expectations of the African American community toward President Trump’s policies are beginning to show a more favorable outlook for the upcoming elections in 2020.