The National Black Republican Association believes there’s only one candidate who can “free black communities from the destructive grip of socialist Democrats”: Donald Trump.
The group made its endorsement public Friday on its website, writing:
We, the grassroots activists of the National Black Republican Association, are pleased to announce our endorsement of Donald J. Trump for President of the United States of America.
As citizens who happen to be black, we support Mr. Trump because he shares our values. We, like Mr. Trump, are fiscally conservative, steadfastly pro-life and believers in a small government that fosters freedom for individuals and businesses, so they can grow and become prosperous.
We are deeply concerned about illegal immigration, a major cause of high black unemployment, especially among black youth.
Black Americans across America are beginning to wake up and see clearly the reality of what is happening in black neighborhoods. Democrats have run black communities for the past 60 years and the socialist policies of the Democrats have turned those communities into economic and social wastelands, witness Detroit, Baltimore and South Chicago.
“We believe that Mr. Trump has demonstrated that he can push back against the mainstream media, end political correctness and free black communities from the destructive grip of socialist Democrats,” says Frances Rice, the group’s co-founder and retired Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army.
“We urge our fellow black Americans to seize control over their own destiny and leverage their vote the way other groups do. It is way past time black Americans stop having their vote taken for granted by Democrats, hold politicians accountable for the content of their policies and not vote merely based on the label of their party,” she concludes.
It’s just the latest evidence that Trump appears to be the only major Republican candidate successfully courting black voters.
Dr. James David Manning can’t get enough of Donald Trump, and he says a lot of other black people can’t either.
“I want to inform the media that Donald Trump has become the hero of black people,” Manning said on “The Manning Report” in December.
“I want you to understand something, America and the world, that Donald Trump is indeed a hero — unexpectedly — Donald Trump has risen and he has captured the imagination of the black people.”
“They’re just so excited about him,” Manning told his guest, Sabbath Rachel Lafleur, who agreed. “When I talk to black people who are normally Democrats and normally Obama supporters you can see them blinking their eyes when you compare Donald Trump to Obama.
“Young black men, black women, and when you put those two together — Obama and Trump — their eyes light up when you talk about Donald Trump,” he said.
“For whatever reason, Sabbath, it’s like a miracle,” Manning told his guest.
“It is,” Lafleur responded. “And to take the words that Obama used during his presidential campaign, people are ready for change. They don’t want Obama anymore. He has failed them. They see him out to be who he really is and they just want something different now.”
Manning deemed Obama’s time as the “alleged first black presidency,” and asserted that “black people don’t see Trump as a white man. They don’t see him as a Democrat, as a Republican. They see him as a man.”
“They’re not looking at color,” Lafleur interjected. “They realize now it’s not getting them anywhere.”
A Survey USA poll in August found 25% of black respondents would vote for Trump in a general election match up against Hillary Clinton.