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” Wednesday.
“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.”
She dismissed the notion that White House spokesman Josh Earnest put forth last week, claiming that Trump is “disqualified” for the presidency because of his proposed temporary ban on Muslims immigrating to America.
“You’re standing in the house when an illegal immigrant — where a Muslim is presiding over America — but you’re saying Trump’s statements disqualify him, but the man that you serve, I mean do you see the hypocrisy?” she said.
“I mean it’s absolutely incredible,” Manning responded.
The two believe Obama’s failures have paved the way for the Republican frontrunner.
“Trump is saying to the government the things that black people are feeling now — they have been let down by Obama. If Trump had ran and said the exact same things 12 years ago, he would not have resonated,” Manning said, who which Lafleur responded, “They wouldn’t have been able to receive it then.”
A SurveyUSA poll released in September found 25% of black respondents say they would vote for Trump over Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
By comparison, Trump is far-and-away out-polling any Republican presidential candidate among black voters in decades.
When President Obama was running for re-election, despite a sputtering economy that was impacting blacks the worst, Mitt Romney was able to muster only 6% of the black vote, according to the Roper Center at the University of Connecticut.
At the time Obama was facing off against John McCain in 2008, the Republican received a measly 4%, according stats from to the Roper Center.
When George W. Bush was running for re-election in 2004, he only did a little better than McCain. The organization reports Bush received 11% of the black vote, while in 2000, he received 9%.
According to the SurveyUSA poll, Trump would more than double the best result for a Republican in modern American history.
Looking at the last 10 presidential election cycles, the highest black vote share for a Republican was 12% for Bob Dole in 1996.