Today, the National Black Republican Association announced via their blog that they will be endorsing Donald Trump during the presidential election. Trump quickly tweeted out a link to the announcement.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2016
NBRA Chair Frances Rice detailed their reasoning, writing
As citizens who happen to be black, we support Mr. Trump because he shares our values. We, like Mr. Trump, are fiscally conservative, steadfastly pro-life and believers in a small government that fosters freedom for individuals and businesses, so they can grow and become prosperous.
We are deeply concerned about illegal immigration, a major cause of high black unemployment, especially among black youth.
This endorsement has a particularly strong pull coming from this association given that the black Republican running against Trump, Ben Carson, did not speak to their beliefs as much as the white real estate mogul does. This gives credence to Trump’s assertion that he polls well among black communities.
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