President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
As my RedState colleague Nick Arama wrote last month after Trump’s State of the Union address, CNN political commentator and former Obama adviser Van Jones was sounding alarm bells bells on how much of Trump’s speech focused on appealing to black voters, saying Trump’s address was “a huge warning for Democrats” and noting “it only takes small margins to shatter the Democratic winning coalition.”
Jones wasn’t the only Democrat who, after the SOTU, had taken notice of the Trump campaign’s attempts at making inroads with the black community.
Because North Carolina has become an increasingly diverse state, and also because it’s considered a “battleground” state in the upcoming election, the Trump campaign has made a six figure ad buy here with a new ad that focuses solely on minority voters who support Trump.
The ad included praise of Trump from several black voters, and female voters including a woman who appears to be a Cuban-American decrying socialism.
NEWS: @TeamTrump is out with yet another 6 figure ad buy, this time in my home state of North Carolina. The Old North State is ready to deliver a big win to @realDonaldTrump this fall! Read more about it here: https://t.co/hBltX2bFDd pic.twitter.com/MgycpZD5x8
— Ken Farnaso (@KLF) March 6, 2020
The video clips appear to be from a rally President Trump did in Charlotte, NC on the eve of Super Tuesday.
As I’ve said before (which Jones also noted in his commentary), if Trump can peel off even a small percentage from each voting bloc, it’s game over for Democrats, and that includes in down-ballot races. Wouldn’t that be something?