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Game Change: Trump Campaign Opens “Black Voices for Trump” Offices in Battleground States


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The Trump administration has made major improvements for all Americans, especially minorities.

The black unemployment rate, for example, is the lowest in recorded history.

While the success speaks for itself, the Trump re-election campaign isn’t taking any chances.

The campaign has just announced that it will be opening 15 “Black Voices for Trump” offices in major cities.

The cities selected are strategically located in battleground states.

Trump’s reelection campaign manager Brad Parscale has more details:

Trump has delivered big time for black voters.

The all-time low unemployment rate as well as criminal justice reform are two of Trump's biggest accomplishments.

Black Voices for Trump will counter the false information circulating on social media.

It is also meant to bypass the mainstream media and speak straight to the American people. 

T-shirts with slogans such as "Woke" and "Black Voices for Trump" will be given away.

The Hill had the opportunity to visit one of the Black Voices for Trump offices and has some interesting details from behind the scenes:

President Trump’s reelection campaign will open 15 community centers in major cities across the country over the next few weeks as it ramps up outreach to black voters, who have long been the bedrock of the Democratic Party.

The Hill viewed a prototype of one of the community centers inside the Trump campaign headquarters in Virginia.

The community centers will be manned by volunteers passing out literature that describes how Trump’s policies have benefited African Americans. There will be hats and T-shirts that say “Woke” and “Black Voices for Trump.” Big screen televisions will roll footage of testimonials from Trump’s black supporters.

The first wave of offices will open in Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa and Miami, Fla.; Atlanta; Detroit; Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro, N.C.; and Milwaukee.

The campaign hopes that doing basic retail politics and having a presence in those communities will provoke a sea change in the way black voters view Trump and the Republican Party.

Campaign officials said the new investments are driven by internal polling that shows the president getting a fresh look from African Americans. They believe that a broader political realignment has produced an opportunity for Republicans to make a new case to black voters about why they should reconsider their loyalty to the Democratic Party.

“You’re never going to get votes you don’t ask for,” said Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to the campaign. “Last time it was, 'What the hell do you have to lose?' Now you show them what they've gained from President Trump and what more they can gain if they get four more years of President Trump.”

Exit polls showed Trump getting about 8 percent support among black voters in 2016. The president will not win more black votes than his eventual Democratic challenger, but any gains around the margins could be meaningful as he seeks reelection.

Black YouTube stars Diamond and Silk are also going to be involved:

In 2016, Trump campaigned in battleground states that were part of the so-called "Blue Wall." 

Democrats took states like Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin for granted.

Now, Trump is willing to go after voters that the Democrat party has taken for granted.

This includes voters in the black community.

Trump's support among African American voters is double from where it was in 2016.

The unenmployment rate is at a historic low.

Trump delivered big time on criminal reform.

ABC reports on how the Trump team will incorporate these messages into its campaign:

According to a senior campaign official, the centers, which are set to begin to roll out in the next couple weeks, will be "more like opening a store."

The campaign views the centers as an opportunity to pitch black voters on the president's record in person, which they say they’ve found to be effective.

“We see the numbers coming up in the polls and the demand on the ground when we do these types of events," Pierson said. "So it’s really important that we take this next step and really bring those voters into the party."

According to mock up designs by the Trump campaign, the centers will have a modern layout featuring wall-to-wall pro-Trump messaging over the outside and inside of each center, promoting parts of the president’s record the campaign hopes will resonate with black voters including the First Step Act, school choice and funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

These offices will be opening in 15 cities across battleground states.



 

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