During a speech today, Donald Trump said that he believes 95% of black voters will vote for him after one term in office because his presidency would be so good for communities of color. He usually polls around 1-2% among potential voters of color, so the proclamation was a little shocking.
Unaided by a hashtag, the phrase “95% of the African American” began trending on Twitter briefly this evening.
Apparently this means Trump will get 95% of the African-American vote from the 10 Black ppl he knows. pic.twitter.com/wOdRZPpak7
— Darryl Clayton (@DarrylDclayton) August 19, 2016
Trump thinks if he goes to a white town & says “African American” & throws in “95 % of the African American vote”….he will get our vote? 😳
— PoliticoZ (@Politicodivers2) August 19, 2016
Yes, Omarosa, Trump guaranteed that he would get 95% of the African-American vote in 2020… pic.twitter.com/3aHVfXoE8A
— The Smoking Gun (@tsgnews) August 19, 2016
— ☔️ April ☔️ (@ReignOfApril) August 19, 2016
Trump isn’t going to get 95% of the votes of black former contestants on The Apprentice. https://t.co/52lroCq2lu
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) August 19, 2016
“In 4 years, I guarantee you, I will get more than 95% of the African-American vote.” –Trump in Dimondale, Michigan. pic.twitter.com/KzP8DXjnQl
— AJ+ (@ajplus) August 19, 2016
Trump: “I bet that I will get 95% of the African American vote”
African Americans: pic.twitter.com/tYFO5qMA9I
— Peppermint Petty (@jazzvjack) August 19, 2016
So Trump just said that he guarantees that by the end of 4 years he’ll get over 95% of the black vote. pic.twitter.com/A6y299CHk6
— ✨ Edward Leto ✨ (@EdTheJoker) August 19, 2016
Trump believes he'll get 95% of the African American votes in 4 years. Winning in 2016 is going to stand in the way. pic.twitter.com/fLD1RItEqm
— HRH Orchid (@hrh_orchid) August 19, 2016
Trump WILL get 95% of the African American vote…when he bans all black people from voting except for @SheriffClarke.
— Laffy the Mediocre (@Laffybug) August 19, 2016
— Artie Castro (@artiecastro) August 19, 2016
— Moderate Republican (@ModerateRCT) August 19, 2016
Trump declaring he will win 95% of the black vote is like me saying I'm going to hit the lotto tonight without buying a ticket
— Jesse LaGreca (@JesseLaGreca) August 19, 2016
In the event Trump wins in 2016, it will still take four years to determine if he or the people making jokes on Twitter are right.
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