Jared Kushner told Fox News earlier that African American support for his father-in-law is surging, because “President Trump’s policies are the policies that can help people break out of the problems that they’re complaining about.”
Taking a break from falling into Times Square billboard-sized elephant traps set by the Lincoln Project, the senior White House adviser added: “He can’t want them to be successful more than they want to be successful.
“And what you’re seeing throughout the country now is a groundswell of support in the Black community, because they’re realizing that all the different bad things that the media and the Democrats have said about President Trump are not true and so they’re seeing that he’s actually delivered, he’s put up results, and a lot of people want to get on board and start working with President Trump because they know that, you know, unlike most politicians who have been in Washington for decades who talk and say all the right things, President Trump may not always say the right things, but he does the right things.”
That really was one sentence.
Aaron Rupar (@atrupar)
Jared Kushner on the Black community: "President Trump's policies are the policies that can help people break out of the problems that they're complaining about, but he can't want them to be successful more than that they want to be successful." pic.twitter.com/SX9vWiAfag
The results Kushner might include bipartisan sentencing reform, one area of undoubted achievement for the Trump administration.
But is there really a groundswell in African American support for Trump? It depends on how you define a groundswell. According to fivethirtyeight.com, younger African Americans in particular are more favourably inclined towards Trump than four years ago.
“Trump has also gained real ground among nonwhite voters,” the website said earilier this month, also analysing improved scores with Hispanic voters. “To be clear, he still trails [Joe] Biden considerably with these groups, but in UCLA Nationscape’s polling over the past month, he was down by 39 points with these voters, a double-digit improvement from his 53-point deficit in 2016.”
On Monday, after snatching a breath, Kushner concluded that Trump “says what’s on his mind and he gets results and so people want results. They’re tired of politicians who are promising things and not not delivering.”
“Well,” responded Fox host Steve Doocy, well-used to longwinded answers from the president himself. “He does say what’s on his mind. He’s really good at that.”