Byron Donalds is a House representative from Florida. He grew up in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn NY and was raised by a single mother. He graduated from FSU with a BS in finance and marketing. He appeared on CNN and had an exchange with host Brianna Keilar to discuss the report that he had been blocked from joining the Congressional Black Caucus. BTW, Donalds is a Trump supporter. Watch as the arrogant and smug Keilar tries to teach the black man about life:
Rep. @ByronDonalds says he is being denied entry into the Congressional Black Caucus because he is a Republican.
“My support of President Trump has been consistent, but at the same time, I have had the ability to advocate for [the] Black community in my state,” he said. pic.twitter.com/A6BNFAf05n
— New Day (@NewDay) June 10, 2021
You’ll note that Keilar did her best to paint Donald Trump as a racist.
CNN host Brianna Keilar pointed out that Donalds questioned the 2020 presidential election results and has pushed for stricter voting laws. After airing a clip highlighting comments from former President Donald Trump about black people, Keilar asked Donalds if his defense of Trump “might be incongruent with the mission of the CBC.”
Donalds argued that “as a black man in America,” he is “allowed” to have his own thoughts.
“Do you think that your defense of a person that said things like that might be incongruent with the mission of the CBC?” the host questioned.
“As a black man in America, I’m allowed to have my own thoughts on who I choose to support and who I choose not to support,” he added. “I think that it’s important whether you’re talking about the Congressional Black Caucus or the Florida State Legislative Black Caucus or the National Caucus of State Black Legislators — organizations I have been a part of in the past — my support of President Trump has been consistent, but at the same time, I’ve had the ability to advocate for issues, ideas, proposals and funding that have helped the black community in my state.”
Keilar continued to be dismissive :”But you defended him” she said, dripping with condescension. How dare you think differently from the CBC? Yet there was something really, really important that this vacuous woman and her idiot CNN colleagues never, ever tell their audiences- the alleged racist Trump had more appeal to minorities than any other Republican in a very long time.
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Trump made gains with Black voters in some states.
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“I was definitely more liberal growing up – my grandmother was big in the civil rights movement here in Texas during the 60s, and I grew up with that ideology.”
Mateo Mokarzel, 40, is a graduate student from Houston, Texas and is of mixed heritage, Mexican and Lebanese. He didn’t vote in 2016, and he isn’t loyal to either major party – but this time around he decided to cast his vote for the Republicans.
“The first time Trump ran I really wasn’t convinced. I just thought, here’s this celebrity talk-show host guy that wants to run for president, I didn’t take him seriously – so I was not a Trump supporter the first time he ran. To be honest, I thought he was a ringer for Hillary, so I just wasn’t interested,” he tells BBC News.
But Mokarzel says his upbringing in Texas influenced his view of both political parties.
“People forget that Texas used to be a blue [pro-Democrat] state,” he says. “The blue here wasn’t like the ideological progressives that we think of now. They were more the old-school ‘southern Democrats’ – very racist, very intolerant. So, it was a totally different party, and I had experiences growing up of a lot of racism.”
Mokarzel brushes off accusations of racism levelled at the president. Instead, he says he was attracted by Trump’s isolationist foreign policy and economic policies.
“He really delivered on his anti-globalisation policy,” he says. “Neoliberal expansion has really hurt both Mexico and the US, and when you have family that live there, and you can see how it’s hurt people living, their jobs, their wages, it really has increased the narco-war, and this is one of the things Trump came in saying – ‘hey, we’re going to tear apart these trade deals’ – and then he actually did it. That was for me the first sign that he actually meant some of the things he was saying.”
Mokarzel’s wife Lily, a teacher, first-generation Mexican-American and also a Trump supporter, adds that she voted for him for economic reasons – “our salaries have increased” – and because she likes his “genuine self”, despite colleagues and her union supporting Biden.
THIS is what frightens democrats. This is the reason they going scorched Earth to destroy Trump. He really did care about all people and all Americans.
democrats always take black Americans for granted. Trump did not. Want proof? Here:
Overall, 77% of respondents in the poll of registered voters believe ID laws should be in place at the ballot box. That number holds largely consistent among white, Hispanic, and black voters; seven out of every 10 Democrats feel that way, as do 61% of “very liberal” voters.
Nothing gets better for blacks under democrats. See New Orleans, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles. Under Trump things were getting better until the CCP allowed the pandemic to spread. The pandemic and the DNC controlled media lying about it cost Trump the election. Now it will cost all Americans as well because America is not even on the list of Joe Biden priorities. The midterms will give Byron Donalds and those like him a chance to right the ship.