Donald Trump is trying to improve his standing with Black voters (he got 8% of the Black vote in 2020) by appealing to them with his mug shot and a “Hey, I’m a victim just like you” approach.
Spoiler alert: It’s not working…
Trump has latched onto a narrative from conservative media, suggesting that his arrests could boost his standing among Black voters who believe the criminal justice system is unfair.
Although, so far, there's little evidence of increased support.https://t.co/a3kUhJdpw5
— Axios (@axios) September 19, 2023
Trump has latched on to a narrative promoted last month by Fox News commentators and others in conservative media — that his arrests could boost his standing among African Americans who believe the criminal justice system is unfair.
There’s little evidence he’s getting an indictment bump among Black voters, despite his claim that support rose after the mug shot from his arrest in Atlanta was released.
Trump claimed in a recent interview with conservative host Hugh Hewitt that his poll numbers among Black voters “have gone up four and five times” since his mug shot was released.
CNN has already fact-checked the idea that Trump’s support among Black voters has quadrupled and found it to be false. #liar
CNN Fact-Checker Daniel Dale Torpedoes Trump Claim Black Support Has Quadrupled Since Mugshot https://t.co/JYDewxydKA
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) September 11, 2023