Even without Omarosa, black Americans will still support Trump

Even without Omarosa, black Americans will still support Trump
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One can’t turn on the television these days without seeing fired White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman airing dirty laundry from her year in D.C.

Throughout the firestorm, it’s been an amazing lesson in hypocrisy to see Democrats now lauding the disgraced White House official, when just a year ago they pretended she didn’t exist as a senior women serving in the West Wing.


Where were these Democratic fans of Omarosa when she was doing outreach to the African-American community?


They were absent.

In fact, they were belligerent.

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) actually rejected an official invitation to meet with the White House to discuss unity and race relations in June 2017, an olive branch extended just six months into the administration and a full two months before the protests at Charlottesville happened.

The CBC reportedly rejected the invitation to discuss meaningful matters because they didn’t like Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump admin erases key environmental enforcement tool DOJ should take action against China's Twitter propaganda Lewandowski says he's 'happy' to testify before House panel MORE’s war on drugs, but it was widely reported they did not like the way that Omarosa signed the invitation.

At the time Politico reported: “Manigault's title beneath the flourish of her signature — "The Honorable Omarosa Manigault" — bothered multiple CBC members who thought she hadn't earned it or done much to advance the caucus' goals,” even though it was only a few months into the Trump administration.

Funny how they considered her a joke at the time. However, now that she’s pulled a Benedict Arnold move on Donald Trump, she’s suddenly the great hero of the left.

Luckily, President TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' MORE doesn’t need Omarosa — and quite possibly, he never did. 

Trump won the election with 8 percent of the African-American vote. Although it was in single-digit range, it was still two points higher than his Republican presidential predecessor, Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyRomney: 'Putin and Kim Jong Un deserve a censure rather than flattery' A US-UK free trade agreement can hold the Kremlin to account Ex-CIA chief worries campaigns falling short on cybersecurity MORE, garnered.

By contrast, Trump’s opponent, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPoll shows Biden, Warren tied with Trump in Arizona The Hill's Morning Report - Trump touts new immigration policy, backtracks on tax cuts Hickenlooper announces Senate bid MORE, performed nearly 30 percent worse with African-Americans than her predecessor, President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaTrump has 62 percent disapproval rating in new AP poll Rising Warren faces uphill climb with black voters Obama explains decision to get into movie business: 'We all have a sacred story' MORE.

Critics laughed when Trump previously remarked, “I have a great relationship with the blacks.”

However, just one year into his presidency, that statement rang true, with Trump’s approval rating among American-Americans more than doubling to 19 percent.

Now, USA Today reports it’s at a stunning 36 percent approval rating among African-Americans — not far from his overall approval rating as president.

Before Democrats dismiss the poll as biased, it’s important to point out that Rasmussen Polling was one of only three polling organizations to accurately predict the 2016 Presidential election. Even Nate Silver’s Five Thirty Eight couldn’t do that.

The spike is approval ratings is largely due to the fact that Trump is a doer: he’s actually doing things to improve the lives of Americans, especially in the realm of economics.

In just his first year in office, unemployment for African-Americans hit a record low — the lowest ever recorded in U.S. history.

During the Trump administration, Americans have also seen record stock markets, a return of “Made in the USA” good back to American communities, and more.

Trump also meet regularly with African-American pastors, and recently was lauded by rapper Kanye West, who tweeted, “the mob can’t make me not love him.”

Now, Omarosa reportedly has 200 more tapes she plans to share in the coming days and weeks.

For her sake, she’d better have more tapes, because the two released thus far don’t prove anything. In fact, to the contrary, they show that Omarosa may have violated White House ethics, misused federal property, including government vehicles, and violated contract law through a broken non-disclosure agreement. Not exactly the shining employment performance record one would expect of a White House official.

As for his record, President Trump is doing just fine with the African-Americans without her; in fact, judging from the numbers he may have never needed her in the first place.

Jen Kerns has served as a GOP strategist and writer for the U.S. presidential debates for FOX News. She previously served as communications director and spokeswoman for the California Republican Party, the Colorado Recalls over gun control, and the Prop. 8 battle over marriage which went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.