Billionaire Black Founder of BET Who Supported Hillary In 2016 Now Praising Trump!


The last four years of Trump’s presidency have been unlike any other president’s first term.

President Trump has made such big changes in our country and in the political system itself that he has won, and is continually winning, over his opponents!

For instance, Black Entertainment Television founder Robert Johnson, an African-American who has been a Democrat for perhaps all his adult life and supported Hillary Clinton in 2016, just praised Trump for “moving the economy in a positive direction that’s benefiting a large amount of Americans.”

The 73-year-old has recently become very vocal about how Trump’s economic policies are helping the African-American community as well!

Johnson also said that the Democrat party “has moved too far to the left” and doesn’t have much chance of beating Trump in 2020.

Take a look at what Johnson had to say about Trump here:

Johnson also appeared with President Trump to speak about how the president's policies have been improving opportunities for black Americans!

Watch the video here:

Another face of the growing support among African-Americans for President Trump, Candace Owens, commented on the BET founder's praise of Trump:

Here's President Trump's response to Robert Johnson as well:

Fox News has more to say about Johnson's praise of the president:

Black Entertainment Television founder and longtime Democrat Robert Johnson said in an interview that aired Tuesday that the Democratic Party has become too liberal to defeat President Trump in 2020, unless major changes are made.

“The party in my opinion, for me personally, has moved too far to the left,” Johnson told CNBC’s Hadley Gamble.

Johnson – the country’s first African-American billionaire, according to Forbes – went on to say that because the party has become so liberal, he isn’t supporting a particular 2020 candidate at this time.

“I think at the end of the day, if a Democrat is going to beat Trump, then that person, he or she, will have to move to the center and you can’t wait too long to do that,” Johnson said. “The message of some of the programs that Democrats are pushing are not resonating with the majority of the American people.”

Johnson said the current far-left state of the Democratic Party will work well in the primaries but won’t help in a general election, especially since he feels Trump has his base locked up. The BET founder, who supported Hillary Clinton in 2016, even praised some of Trump’s recent accomplishments.

CNBC also commented:

Johnson described himself as a long-time centrist and Democrat. He publicly supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. However, he has since expressed admiration for some of Donald Trump’s policies, particularly those related to the economy.

 “I think the economy is doing great, and it’s reaching populations that heretofore had very bad problems in terms of jobs and employments and the opportunities that come with employment … so African-American unemployment is at its lowest level, ” Johnson said.

Johnson became the country’s first African-American billionaire after selling Black Entertainment Television in 2001, according to Forbes.

 “I give the president a lot of credit for moving the economy in a positive direction that’s benefiting a large amount of Americans,” he said. “I think the tax cuts clearly helped stimulate the economy. I think business people have more confidence in the way the economy is going.”

Despite the U.S. dispute with China over trade, Johnson said that  “overall, if you look at the U.S. economy … you got to give the president an A+ for that.”

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