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BLM Leader Announces Trump 2024 Endorsement

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It seems that the political tides are shifting. 

In a shocking switch-up, a Black Lives Matter leader has thrown his support behind former President Donald Trump for 2024, accusing the Democrats of pushing discriminatory policies that are harming the Black community. 

Mark Fisher, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Rhode Island, made waves by endorsing Trump on live TV, claiming “the Democratic Party is not for us.”

Fisher even argued Trump had done more for African Americans than any other modern president, while Biden broke promise after promise.

This definitely serves as a wake-up call for Democrats. As Biden’s approval with Black Americans plummets, Democrats are scrambling to stop the bleeding. But it may be too late.

Will Biden and the Democrats survive without their decades-long stranglehold on votes from minority communities?

In an unexpected political reversal that is sending tremors through Washington, a prominent Black Lives Matter leader has endorsed Donald Trump for president in 2024. 

Mark Fisher, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Rhode Island, announced his endorsement for the former president during an explosive interview on Fox & Friends. 

He argued that the Democrats have betrayed Black Americans through discriminatory, duplicitous policies that are actively harming the Black community.

After endorsing Donald Trump as the “best candidate” for president in 2024, Fisher resigned from his leadership role at Black Lives Matter Rhode Island. He is now the Founder and Executive Director of a new group: BLM Incorporated Maryland.

Earlier this month, Fisher appeared on The Kim Iverson Show, and announced his unexpected endorsement.

Fisher was extremely blunt with his endorsement, even going as far as saying that Biden is a “deep disappointment,” and that he “deeply has disdain” for both him and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Mark Fisher even went on to say that no other U.S. president has done more for the Black community.

And Fisher didn’t just stop at that, on Tuesday, Fisher joined Lawrence Jones for an interview on Fox and Friends.

“It’s the duplicity of the Democrats, the hypocrisy,” Fisher told Lawrence Jones. “We’re not stupid. The brothers are not stupid. We understand when someone’s for us and when someone is not, and it’s obvious that the Democratic Party is not for us.”

“The policies actually strike at the heart of the Black family and the nuclear family,” he continued. 

Recent polling data reveals the depths of the Democrats’ crumbling support among Black American voters. A New York Times/Siena College poll sounded the alarm for Democrats after finding Donald Trump had reached shockingly high support among Black voters across key battleground states won by Biden in 2020.

Specifically, the poll showed Black voters in crucial swing states like Nevada, Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, the same state that Biden won back in 2020, registering 22 percent support for Trump, a massive increase from just 8% in 2020.

This polling is an unmistakable red flag signaling the erosion of Democrats’ dominance over the Black vote. The figures clearly illustrate former Democratic voters’ openness to Trump and Republicans, a trend once considered unthinkable. 

With nearly a quarter of Black voters in contested states now embracing Trump, the Democrats are facing an unprecedented challenge to their electoral base.

And Biden’s collapsing support among Black voters is not just limited to general election matchups against Trump. Polling shows his job approval rating has plummeted among African Americans – a core constituency that was highly enthusiastic early in his term.

A May poll revealed only 41 percent of Black adults wanted Biden to run for a second term, while just 55 percent said they would likely vote for him again. This marks a staggering decline from his first few months in office, when 9 out of 10 Black voters approved of his performance as president.

The dramatic shift in Black voters’ views of Biden and the Democrats cannot be overstated. 

Within a year, Biden has gone from sky-high support among Black Americans to barely half saying they want him as president beyond 2024. The numbers point to a loss of trust and disillusionment with his leadership.

When speaking with Lawrence Jones, Mark Fisher argued that many Black voters continue supporting Democrats only because they lack adequate information about Donald Trump’s record. He believes if more Black Americans researched Trump’s policies and background, they would become supporters.

“A lot of people are misinformed,” Fisher stated. “They don’t really understand because they don’t educate themselves on Donald Trump as a person and his history, but if they do that, and it’s going to take… educated leaders to getting the word out there, I think that it’ll happen on its own, and it’ll be organic, because personally, I love the man.”

“How could you not like a real man? How could you not relate to someone like that?” he said.

While endorsing Trump, Fisher asserts his continued affiliation with Black Lives Matter and commitment to unifying all marginalized groups.

In Fisher’s own words: “My message that I preach and that I tell is unity. It’s a message of unity, unity driven. I want to bring together all the marginalized groups from the margins and bring them to the center, because we’re stronger together as…one nation under God, indivisible.”

The seismic shift in Black voter support away from Democrats comes as a shock, when considering just how historically low support for the GOP has been among Black Americans.

Trump won only 8 percent of the Black vote in 2020 and just 6 percent in 2016, according to Pew Research data. No Republican presidential candidate has exceeded 12 percent of the Black vote in nearly 50 years.

Yet now, Biden earns less than 80 percent support among African Americans in key battleground states, a stunning drop that no Democratic nominee has experienced since the civil rights era. 

If these numbers remain unchanged in November 2024, it would prove as historic event.

According to the New York Times, democratic strategists acknowledge the alarming erosion of Biden’s coalition, especially among Black voters. They caution that without rapidly increasing his Black American support, Biden is almost certain to lose re-election. 

In fact, the collapse extends beyond just Black voters. Biden’s numbers are down among other core groups like Latinos and young people as well.

Veteran Democratic pollster Celinda Lake, who worked on Biden’s 2020 campaign, admits his team has not engaged enough with the Black community and youth.

“I don’t think we’ve been voicing what we delivered to the African American community and particularly among younger African American men,” she said. “We have to get the numbers up and we have to get African American voters out to vote, and we have to get the numbers up with young people and we have to get them out to vote.”

Black voters have long powered Democratic presidential victories. Their support in South Carolina in 2020 set Mr. Biden on the path to becoming the nominee. During the general election, Black voters were again crucial to his victory.

But now, this doesn’t seem to be the case at all.

Biden’s campaign officials are now saying that they recognize the amount of work that needs to be done.

Last month, the Biden campaign launched a program focusing on Black neighborhoods in Milwaukee, where they held events aimed at the Black community.

In interviews regarding the event, several Black voters expressed their concern and disappointment. And not just that, some even expressed support for Donald Trump.

Keyon Reynolds-Martin, a father of one, applauded Trump’s economic and domestic priorities. He remembered getting relief payments during the pandemic.

And despite Trump not initially endorsing the idea, he represented the first time a president’s name had appeared on an Internal Revenue Service disbursement.

Mr, Reynolds-Martin also announced that he plans on voting for Trump next fall.

It seems that the Democratic party can no longer take the Black vote for granted.

With Biden’s approval among Black voters plummeting, Fisher’s stunning embrace of Trump may represent a political sea change. The Democrats’ longtime guarantee of the Black vote now appears in mortal jeopardy. 

If Black voters continue embracing Trump, it could very much reshape the electoral map and wipe out the Democrats in 2024 and beyond.

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