A former National Football League player predicted the Democratic Party would suffer major voter backlash from disillusioned African Americans at the next election on Nov. 3.
Jack Brewer believes the Democrats will lose 20 percent of their votes at the 2020 general election because the political party they represent marginalized the freedom of black Americans for decades.
“I call it the black awakening,”the former NFL player said in an interview with the “Fox & Friends.” “I think that President Trump can get over 20 percent of this vote.”
He recalled many children of black families were imprisoned and fathers removed from their homes back in the 1990s when the Democrats were in power.
“The Democratic Party is actually the ones that are trying to lock them [the children] up,” he said. “In the 1994 Crime Biill, Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton were pushing this rhetoric onto our country and just taking fathers out of homes, black families across America.”
Brewer was also unimpressed by previous President Barack Obama’s policies in the latter half of his time in the Oval Office.
“It left a bad taste in my mouth and then I really started being awakening [sic] to what was happening with the Democratic Party,” he said. “[They were] making so many promises but then abandoning the community that I worked so hard in.”
He suggested more black Americans no longer believe the Democrats actually represent to the “party for African Americans” and accused the party of indirectly repressing his community through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other government funded agencies.
“The facts are is the policies just do not help our families,” he told Fox News. “[Democrats] do not stand up against this corruption [and] you have got the FBI blatantly going after the [current] president in targeting him, changing emails, and going after him in the same corrupt way that they went against Martin Luther King [Jr.] and many black leaders.”
Brewer described Trump’s economic revival as having some parallels with Luther King Jr. who advocated for jobs and freedom.
“That was his push and that is exactly what this president is delivering,” he said. “You have got record low unemployment for black Americans, you have a president that has pushed the First Step Act that has brought so many black fathers into the house.”
He also challenged any suggestion the incumbent president is responsible for racial divisions between black, white, and Latin Americans.
“Seventy-seven percent of black kids are born with no father in the house and a lot of that has to do with our incarceration policies, with our deep-rooted cultural issues that have been pushed upon us by the media,” he said. “You have got our kids listening to rap music that is getting them hyped up to go and rob and steal from people, so we have some deep issues in America but President Trump is not our issue.”