The cultural shift toward conservatism within the black community is very real … and it’s picking up steam faster than the left wants to admit.
For months, we’ve pointed to examples of how African-Americans, long considered almost guaranteed to vote Democrat, have been rejecting the left’s narratives and are increasingly climbing aboard the Trump Train.
Figures like conservative commentator Candace Owens have led the way, using sharp intelligence and world-class debate skills to dismantle liberal arguments. Cultural icons such as Kanye West, an unlikely ally, have also come on board — and the rapper’s recent meeting in the Oval Office could be seen as a pivotal moment.
Now, President Donald Trump himself is proving just how powerful this shift has become.
During a large gathering of black Americans at the White House organized by the Young Black Leadership Summit, the president made a much-anticipated appearance — and the largely black crowd gave him a rock star reception.
Video of the event shows a large White House room filled with American flags and young people sporting “Make America Great Again” hats. There’s a buzz of excitement, and then a voice pierces the room.
“Ladies and gentlemen, the president of the United States.” As Trump steps into the room, the young people in attendance break into cheers and even shrieks of excitement with their hands in the air.
Then a chant of “USA! USA!” spontaneously breaks out as the president steps to the podium.
There was a similar excited and friendly energy earlier in the day, when the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., mingled with the African-American crowd and joked around with attendees.
“Check out the energy & passion,” the younger Trump tweeted, along with a video of him with the crowd. “The largest ever young conservative black summit started tonight.”
The clip showed him excitedly joining the group of young black Americans, including Owens, while the entire room joyfully chanted “USA! USA!”
Check out the energy & passion
The largest ever young conservative black summit started tonight
This is an incredible gathering and worthy of national coverage
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 26, 2018
Videos like these destroy the flimsy narrative that pro-U.S. nationalism and proud patriotism are somehow “white only” values. That’s utter hogwash. The president’s concept of putting America first applies to all Americans, no matter their skin color, but don’t expect the left to acknowledge this anytime soon.
The cultural shift may be reflected in the November election results, however. Recent polls have shown a growing number of black Americans moving to the right, and that’s bad news for Democrats who rely on African-American communities to stay in office.
A recent poll conducted by the NAACP — one of the most well-known black liberal groups in America — revealed that while there’s still a long way to go, Trump is faring much better with the black community than many of his Republican predecessors.
If black Americans begin to vote Republican in higher numbers or simply stay home on Election Day, the Democrats will be in big trouble.
Whether enthusiasm among young black conservatives translates into election wins remains to be seen, but the signs definitely look promising.