Trump African American Voter Outreach Strikes a Nerve With New Black Panther Leader (Video)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, seen in reflection, poses for a portrait following an interview with the Associated Press at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

TrumpQuestions

Donald Trump’s effort to reach out to African America voters has been dismissed by the biased media wing of the Democrats Party and attacked by Hillary Clinton, but it resonated with the leader of the New Black Panther Party in Houston, Texas, Quanell X.

Quanell, during an appearance on Fox 61 Houston mentioned that last week Trump went to Milwaukee because of the rioting sparked by a police shooting of a young African American male by a Black officer. In Milwaukee, The Donald spoke about why he thought Black people should vote for him. Quanell had a lot to say about Trump’s outreach:

  • For 54 years we have been voting for the Democratic Party like no other race in America.
  • They have not given us the same loyalty and love.
  • Black people must reexamine the relationship where we are being pimped like prostitutes and they’re [the Democrats’ Party] the big pimps.
  • Barack Obama, our president, served two terms. The first Black president ever. But did our condition get better? . . . The Condition got worse.
  • No politician can save the Black people. We have got to do it ourselves.

You can watch the video of Quanell X below:

Transcript of the video:

Let me say this to the brothers and sisters who watched that speech. We may not like the vessel that said what he said. But I ask us to truly examine what he said. Because it is a fact that for 54 years we have been voting for the Democratic Party like no other race in America. And they have not given us the same loyalty and love that we have given them.

We as Black people must reexamine the relationship where we are being pimped like prostitutes and they’re the big pimps. Pimping us politically, promising us everything and we get nothing in return.  We got to step back now as Black people and say we got to look at all the parties and vote our best interests.

[. . .]

He spoke directly to Black people. And I want to say and encourage the brothers and sisters. Barack Obama, our president, served two terms. The first Black president ever. But did our condition get better? Did, financially, politically, academically with education in our community did things get better? Are our young people working more than before he came into office? The Condition got worse.

So now we as Black people have to do what the honorable Elijah Muhammad said, no politician can save the Black people. We have got to do it ourselves.

[. . .]

America is in trouble. And I want to say to Black and White people, only a fool fights in a burning house. This House is on fire.

You can read Trump’s Milwaukee speech here. Trump’s outreach to African American voters reminds me of President Bush’s similar effort, which was epitomized by his Gagging on the Donkey speech. Will Trump’s effort will be any more successful?