What on earth are Trump’s Black supporters thinking?

It’s a truism of presidential elections that the candidate must appeal to non-Whites. Political consultants know well that a small increase in the Black voting block can go a very long way. George W. Bush’s re-election was credited in part to his ability to increase his support from Black voters in Ohio and Florida. Political pundits have been warning the Democrats about the growing appeal of Trump to certain Black voters, according to a poll released in May. Numbers in that study indicated that in Ohio — a critical swing state — Trump might garner as much as 15% of the Black vote against Clinton. That’s a staggering jump from the 4% support for Mitt Romney in 2012.

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