The president’s reelection campaign is making a concerted effort to win over African American voters, long seen as the Democratic Party’s most reliable voting bloc by opening strategically located community centers in 15 cities across America. (Fox News)
The “Black Voices for Trump Community Centers” opened by the Trump campaign are part of a larger “Black Voices for Trump” initiative meant to encourage “the black community to re-elect President Donald J. Trump by sharing experiences and successes of everyday Americans as a result of the Trump administration.” Trump backers have recently been speculating, with a strong economy and a handful of accomplishments on racial issues, that the president could significantly increase his black support in 2020 verses 2016.
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto that he thinks Trump could increase his support among black voters from 8 percent to 12 percent, and potentially as high as 15 percent.
“The goal here is you’re never going to get a vote you don’t ask for,” a senior Trump campaign official said of the community centers. “People in these communities do not know the message of what the president has accomplished and what he will do with an extra four years. We want opportunities to be in these communities, to display what the Trump plan is for these communities, and in a way that’s told to them by peers in their community.”
The community centers will open in 15 cities — largely diverse urban communities in swing states that could end up deciding the 2020 election:
The cities soon to be home to Trump campaign community centers include Tampa, Atlanta, and Detroit.