[Ed. – If Donald Trump’s not the guy you would have predicted to inspire that rallying cry among black Americans — well, you’re not alone. It’s hard to know how widespread the impact is. But the vibe at least exists. That’s not something that could be said of Romney, McCain, Bush 43, Dole, etc.]
Podcaster and blogger Sonnie Johnson was having a pretty good time with this year’s BET Awards until Jesse Williams took the stage, as she told SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon on Friday’s Breitbart News Daily.
“He gives this speech, a Black Lives Matter speech, and I wrote a responding article on Breitbart.com, entitled ‘OK, Do You Want to Talk About Freedom Now?’” Johnson said. …
If you go on any of the social media, if you go on any of the social networks, you see the outpouring of support. And not only are they supporting, they’re actively supporting. They’re putting out facts. They’re challenging memes. You have a group of black people that are fighting for a Republican in Donald Trump.
“This is our chance of a lifetime. If we can stop calling them slaves, stop talking about the plantation, and start talking about the American Dream – what it has to offer, what we as the Right-wing have to offer! Freedom, liberty, financial independence, those are things that we can sell, she said. …
Johnson firmly rejected polls that suggested Trump enjoyed support from just one percent of the black community, with, at most, seven or eight percent undecided.
“No way,” she said. “They poll Democrats. …
“This message is very simple. It is wealth over poverty. If you do not think that blacks understand that message, you have lost your entire mind,” Johnson declared. “We are tired of living in poverty. We want greatness. We do not want to be dependent. We do not want free sh**. We want to be able to operate in the American system, just the way every other American operates, and that takes wealth.”
“It is a simple message,” she repeated. “It gets across through Donald Trump, and black people are listening.”