Ben Carson is working hard to kiss up to Donald Trump and sway black voters into voting Trump in 2020 by trying to convince people on the campaign trail that Trump is not a racist.
According to Carson, Trump can’t be a racist because his non-white employees at Mar-a-Lago resort “love him.”
Carson wasn’t done there he went on to add that “he’s a man who is deeply driven by a sense of kindness and compassion. You know, talking to the people who drive the cars and park the cars at Mar-a-Lago, they love him — the people who wash the dishes — because he’s kind and compassionate.”
Carson made the claims on Friday as he introduced Trump at the Opportunity Now Summit held in North Carolina. Trump was at the summit to talk about a tax incentives program meant to spur investments in underserved areas. Those areas were designated Opportunity Zones by the 2017 tax cut bill.
Before introducing Trump, Carson continued with his praise stating that “when he bought Mar-a-Lago, he was the one who fought for Jews and blacks to be included in the clubs that were trying to exclude them.”
Carson’s statements were clearly an attempt to win over black voters.
After speaking about the tax incentive, Trump shifted the conversation to black voters saying that they “have been with the Democrats for 100 years and they treat you badly, and they only come around before an election, and then they say ‘bye-bye,’ and they’re gone.”
He then asked, “What the hell do you have to lose?”
During the 2016 election, Trump received only 18% of non-white voters. A recent poll by the Washington Post showed, “more than 8 in 10 black Americans say they believe Trump is a racist and that he has made racism a bigger problem in the country. Nine in 10 disapprove of his job performance overall.”
Carson can try his best to make Trump’s case with minorities, but facts speak much louder than the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.