Jesse Watters: ‘Blacks loved Trump’ before Dems’ false racism narrative and they are seeing through it now

Former President Donald Trump’s highly successful rally in the Bronx has the left feeling a bit anxious, especially so when considering the racial demographics in the borough — while you never hear any talk about a lack of diversity, the South Bronx neighborhood where Trump held his rally is 64% Hispanic and 31% black.

The left has invested heavily into the trumped-up narrative that the former president is racist, but Fox News host Jesse Watters was quick to point out that this was after Trump entered politics — as a Republican.

“Blacks loved Trump,” Watters said Thursday on The Five, before adding that Trump “smells weakness” in President Joe Biden’s support among minority voters and is looking to capitalize on it.


“So it does seem like they’re trying to say Trump’s racist, and they have to go all the way back into the 80s to say he’s racist,” the Fox News host said. “I remember in the 80s, blacks loved Trump. In the 90s they loved him. In the 2000s, blacks wanted to be Trump. Everybody wanted to be Trump, no matter what color you are. That changed when he ran for president.”

“And I don’t think black Americans even really knew who Joe Biden was until Barack Obama tapped him for VP,” he continued. “But the way the electoral system is in this country, because time is money. You know, a lot of the times you raise money in your own strongholds, and then you campaign in the battlegrounds and you kind of leave your other opponent’s base alone. That’s off the table now because Trump smells weakness. So he’s diving into Joe Biden’s base.”

Watters said voters are like women, they “want to be courted.”

“They want you to lavish attention on them. So the Bronx is now like hey, where you been all my life? Come over here. And he’s coming and he is going to come strong,” he said. “I think if you replicate this, maybe not in New York, but if you go into these deep blue precincts in Philly, you do it in Milwaukee, you do it in Atlanta, you do it in Detroit. If you can just get in a battleground, maybe three to four more percent of the Black and Hispanic vote in these cities.”

“That makes a huge difference in November, Watters concluded.

Tom Tillison


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