Senator Tim Scott issued a “spoiler alert” to Congressman James Clyburn in regards to the percentage of African American support that President Trump should expect in the 2020 election.
Scott was responding to an earlier interview thst Fox host Neil Cavuto conducted with Clyburn, where the Democrat Congressman declared Trump will “absolutely not” gain votes from African Americans in 2020.
In the interview, Cavuto asked Clyburn if he thinks African Americans are “happy” about the way things are going.
Clyburn replied, “No, I don’t. I live with African Americans. I go to church with African Americans. I’m the father of African Americans. I know.”
Cavuto then asked, “You don’t think that more [African Americans] will vote for the President than he’s generally given credit?” And Clyburn quickly responded, “Absolutely not.”
In reaction to Clyburn’s strong assertion, Sen. Scott said, “Let me go ahead and go to the end of the movie and tell you the spoiler alert: President Trump will see a 50% increase in his African American support.” Video Below
Scott went on to say, “[African American support for Trump] will go from 8% in 2016 to a minimum of 12% in 2020. He may even get to 15% of the African American votes and that is game over.”
Scott then pointed to multiples reasons behind the increase in African American support for the President, including Trump’s executive order that made it more affordable to buy a homes, as African American home ownership has risen by over 2%. He also cited criminal justice reform and the booming economy for why Trump should expect a big increase in support from African Americans. Video Below