by Jason DeWitt | Top Right News
Donald Trump is leading the pack for the GOP presidential nomination in large part because of his refreshing boldness, willingness to advance politically-incorrect opinions, and refusing to back down.
He showed this again during a phone appearance on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. He told host Jonathan Karl that Barack Obama had done “absolutely nothing” for the black community.
As Conservative Tribune reported, the billionaire added that he “would win the African-American vote” in the general election if he becomes the GOP nominee.
Trump’s comments were in response to a tweet he had previously posted that the media is attacking Trump over. In the Tweet, Trump said, because Obama had done such a poor job as president, “you won’t see another black president for generations.”
Sadly, because president Obama has done such a poor job as president, you won't see another black president for generations!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 25, 2014
Wow. The media is going full board now trying to portray Trump as a racist…again.
But he refuses to back down, and doubled down instead, telling ABC:
“He [Obama] has set a very poor standard. I think he has set a very low bar. I think it’s a shame for Black people,” Trump said.
The billionaire admitted to Karl that he thought Obama would be “a great cheerleader” for America and “do a fabulous job” for Black Americans, but, citing employment and income levels, he said that now that Blacks are in a worse condition than when Obama first took office (H/T Mediaite).
Has Trump gone too far this time by making a statement that seems so out-of-the-ordinary that he will lose support?
So far, Trump has flummoxed his opponents and the media by surging to front-runner status despite his outspokenness… a trait the media and the left say should hurt GOP candidates, not help them.
His latest comment no doubt will anger Obama, the biased media and most Black liberals, but time and time again, Trump has demonstrated his staying power on the campaign trail despite criticism from the left and, in many instances, Republican Party leaders and candidates themselves. Trump’s latest interview on “This Week” is not likely to hurt his popularity.
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