The recent revolts promoted in the United States by the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of African American George Floyd stand in stark contrast to the successful management by President Donald Trump for the benefit of African Americans.
In addition to what is evidenced by the statistics, the testimony given by Gianno Caldwell, an African American political analyst and contributor to Fox News, in one of his articles published in the New York Post on July 4, is very significant.
” African Americans were experiencing the best economy we have ever seen: Unemployment for our racial group was the lowest in recorded history, black wages were rapidly increasing for the first time in decades,” Caldwell shared.
“People who’d been out of work long-term were being hired and suddenly able to take their families on vacations for the first time in years,” he added, referring to the situation for blacks earlier this year, 2020.
Caldwell also recounted some of his background, “I’d grown up poor with a mom addicted to drugs but started this decade far from the South Side of Chicago and amongst some of the most ‘elite’ black people in the world,” remembering his friend Nate, an executive at one of the world’s largest technology companies and a former Obama administration lawyer, who was very well connected.
He later acknowledged that the causes that allowed this financial relief for African Americans were the decisions made by President Trump.
“Tax cuts and rocketing GDP growth meant companies were feeling financially stable for the first time in a decade and public confidence in our economy had never been higher,” was part of Caldwell’s writing.
President Trump’s recent executive order for police reform and the First Step Act, freed thousands of people from jail [90% of whom were black].
It also promoted private investment in marginalized areas, increased funding for predominantly black universities, and increased the proportion of funding allocated to them by any president.
In contrast the demonstrations described on July 1 by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, also an African American, as promoted by a “Marxist-driven organization,” seem to divert the voting intentions of many African Americans in the face of the presidential election to be held on Nov. 3 of this year.
Even stranger is the votes would be in favor of the Democratic candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, who has a political record adverse to the rights of African Americans.
Caldwell cited 1994 criminal law, for which Biden recommended jailing as many black people as possible and maintaining a more aggressive police attitude toward them.
Biden was also responsible for a provision in the 1986 crack law that criminalized African Americans much more heavily for using crack than whites who use cocaine.
Still, it is clear to Caldwell that President Trump is the one who has contributed the most to the well-being of African Americans, and he emphasized the fact that, in his view, African American lives don’t matter to the Democrats, all they care about is their votes.