Reacting to GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s recent speech in Milwaukee about inner city challenges, New Black Panther leader Quanell X has accused the Democrats of exploiting blacks like prostitutes for votes.
The context was that African-Americans traditionally vote monolithically for the Democratic Party when they go to the polls in most elections. The televised comments by Quanell X are embedded below.
The controversial Houston-based community activist subsequently and categorically denied that his remarks were meant in any way as an endorsement of Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton for that matter. He told CW39 that he could never support Trump because of his alleged links to white supremacists, adding, however, that “We can not pretend like all Democrats love black people.”
In Trump’s August 16 speech in the Milwaukee area, among other things, he vowed to bring jobs back to America’s inner cities, address rampant crime, and replace failing educational institutions with school choice, the Politico transcript indicates.
“To every voter in Milwaukee, to every voter living in every inner city, or every forgotten stretch of our society, I am running to offer you a better future….The African-American community has been taken for granted for decades by the Democratic Party. It’s time to break with the failures of the past – I want to offer Americans a new future…This is the future offered by Hillary Clinton. More poverty, more crime, and more of the same.”
Last night in a speech in Iowa, Trump revisited this theme (and he is on teleprompter more rather than the previous freewheeling, stream-of-consciousness riffs that characterized most of his earlier rallies and sometimes got him into trouble) as per the speech transcript on The Conservative Treehouse website.
“In so many communities under Democratic control, we have bad schools, no jobs, high crime, and no hope. It can’t get any worse. To those suffering, I say: vote for Donald Trump and I will fix it. What do you have to lose? Let me also tell you what you have to gain: millions of jobs, better schools and safe communities.”
Then Hillary Clinton gave a speech on Thursday accusing Trump, and many of his supporters, of racism and suggests that her handlers may believe that the New York real estate mogul is making or has a chance to make significant inroads into the minority vote.
Even a relatively small shift of the black vote in Trump’s direction, for example, could have major ramifications on November 8.
“From the start, Donald Trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia,” Clinton asserted in her Reno, Nevada, presentation, Talking Points Memo noted.
Against the backdrop of Clinton’s speech, her foes have recalled that Hillary Clinton heaped praise on her mentor and colleague Robert Byrd when he passed away in June 2010 without mentioning a disturbing part of his resume, as the Inquisitr has previously detailed.
West Virginia Democrat Byrd served in the U.S. Senate for 51 years, and was Senate Majority Leader from 1977 to 1981 and 1987 to 1989. Byrd was a former member of the Ku Klux Klan in his state. Senator Byrd also filibustered the 1964 Civil Rights Act in an attempt to block it from receiving an up-or-down vote and voted against it when it came up for a final vote.
Has Houston activist Quanell X endorsed Donald Trump? Kinda sorta https://t.co/eA0DgovssS— Ricky Vaughn (@Ricky_Vaughn99) August 28, 2016
Quanell X on Trump and the Democrats
In his Faceoff segment on Houston’s Fox 26, KRIV TV, with regular debating counterpart Matt Patrick, a talk show host on AM 740, KTRH, Quanell X discussed Donald Trump’s outreach to the black community.
“Donald Trump last week went to Milwaukee because of the rioting behind the police shooting of a young African-American by a black officer, and the city was being burned down and certain parts of the black community by protesters. So Donald Trump decided to go to Milwaukee and speak about the conditions in American and why he thought black people should vote for him. He even went on to lay out reasons why he felt we should. Let me say this to the brothers and sisters who listened and watched that speech: We may not like the vessel that said what he said, but I ask us to truly examine what he said, because it is a fact that for 54 years we have been voting for the Democratic Party like no other race in America. And they have not given us the same loyalty and love that we have given them. We as black people have to reexamine the relationship. We’re being pimped like prostitutes, and they’re the big pimps pimping us politically, promising us everything and giving us nothing in return. We gotta step back now as black people and say we gotta look at ALL the parties, and vote our best interest.”
Quanell X also leveled some criticism in the direction of the incumbent president.
“[Trump] spoke directly to black people. And I want to say and encourage the brothers and sisters: Barack Obama, our president, served two terms, the first black president ever, but did our condition get better? Did financially, politically, academically, for education in our community, did things get better? Are young people working more…The condition got worse…”
Watch/listen to the remarks by Quanell X and judge for yourself.
Separately, the founder of an organization called Black Men for Bernie is now campaigning for Donald Trump because of the way the primary contest was rigged against Vermont Senator Sanders, Breitbart News claimed.
“[Bruce] Carter says he’s going to organize black and minority communities to vote against Hillary Clinton and the Democratic establishment.”
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