Just days before the Nov. 3 election, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) played one last card against Black Americans who are expected to vote for President Donald Trump, expressing great concern over the idea that any Black person would help Trump win a second term in the White House.
Waters claimed that any Black voters who are supporting Trump this election are committing “despicable” actions against their community.
According to the Washington Post, Waters singled out young Black men during an interview with SiriusXM host Joe Madison on Friday, accusing them of not knowing the American system well enough to cast an informed vote.
“I will never ever forgive them for undermining the possibility to help their own people and their own communities,” she said of those choosing Trump over former Vice President Joe Biden.
“It is absolutely unconscionable,” Waters continued. “It is shameful.”
Waters’ comments came in the wake of the predicted possibility that Trump would likely secure an increased number of Black voters as compared to his first run in 2016 — a voting bloc that can absolutely turn the tide of the election in crucial swing states like North Carolina.
“It just hurts me so bad to see Blacks talking about supporting Trump,” Waters said. “I don’t know why they would be doing it. I don’t know what’s on their minds. This man could end up winning again!”
Trump gains Black support
The expected increase in Black voter support for the president comes in the wake of the president’s sincere efforts to bolster the community, most notably his recent announcement of the “Platinum Plan,” which according to Bloomberg is expected to create a staggering 3 million jobs in the Black community.
Because of those efforts to help the Black community thrive, Trump landed support from a number of major rap stars, including Ice Cube, Lil Wayne and others who recognized that more needs to be done to create opportunity in the Black community — which is something that Democrats have failed to accomplish.
Trump managed to garner 8% of the Black vote in his 2016 run against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but a bombshell Fox News poll recently suggested that the president could end up with a staggering 14% of Black support on Election Day.
Of course, should he win that level of support, it would be cause for great concern for the Democratic Party, especially in critical swing states that can be won or lost by a matter of thousands of votes.
Waters made it crystal clear in her public scolding of Black Trump voters that she is politically scared out her mind that Black Americans are finally realizing that the party they’ve backed for so long is not the party genuinely willing to help them capture the American dream.