Let me briefly start off by addressing those who regularly visit my webpage so you will understand why I am writing this blog. A friend who follows my Facebook page, recently saw me post my views about the Church's mindset today, which I included a comment about Donald Trump. Click here to read my post. After my friend read my post, he commented the following, hence why I am writing this blog – in response to his inquiry.
Here's my response to his comment.
As always bruh, you asked excellent questions and keep me on my toes. And that’s great! Because one, we should hold each other accountable for what we say. And two, we need to be able to prove what we say with facts instead of just repeating things we hear others say about a person, especially our major network news media who mostly only reports propaganda and not factual news. And that’s where most of us get ourselves into trouble and slander the names of people unjustifiably because we repeat what we hear without accurately “fact checking” what is said, especially from our news media outlets who are biased to the deep state, Big Tech, and crooked politicians.
So, I am honored, again. That you are holding me accountable. I greatly respect that.
Before I answer your main inquiry. Let me address something you said in your comment. You asked, “… should we ignore Trump's blatant history of hostility towards blacks and people of color?” I think you already know my answer to this question. You follow my content close enough to know my stance on such matters. If Trump is guilty of such things, like anyone else, he should be held accountable for his words as well as deeds – that’s Scriptural. But don’t give me sound bites or partial quoted content or facts from the media that can be easily twisted to fit a specific narrative. Provide me with the entire content from an unbiased, reputable, and trustworthy source. And then we can seriously talk about it. Otherwise, all we will do is assert our own opinions about a person that neither one of us can prove because neither one of us know or have a personal relationship with Trump. We both are basing our information about him on secondary sources that we hope are not biased and faulty in the information they provide. So, we need to be careful about what we both are repeating without strong evidence and facts to support our claims. I'm just saying.
But you know what man, you got to dig for yourself and I know you already know this. But to be honest, as easy as it is to find negative reports about Trump. If you really want to, you can find plenty of positive things that are said about Trump or what he has done. Like everyone else, including you and me, Trump has his issues. But the man ain’t evil.
So now, with that out of the way, let's get to the main question you have asked.
Please keep in mind, I am not trying to put Trump on no pedestal. I feel like I always have to say a disclaimer every time I speak about Trump, which is not right. But I know how people quickly will not only twist the facts but twist your intent, especially when you speak publicly. Sound bites and even written content are probably one of the greatest disservice to man. Because people are quick to insert their own interpretation without inquiring of the original speaker what did they mean when they said XYZ. Again, this is another reason why I respect you and Corey Baker bruh. Alright, let’s answer the question.
Now, your question is a difficult one to address because it basically depends upon what is politically, socially, financially, and culturally important to you. My value system may vary from yours. So, keep that in mind as I attempt to respond to your inquiry. The few things I may list in this response are what I felt were a good look for Trump. Also, keep in mind, Trump did far more things that directly (meaning we were his target audience) and indirectly benefited the black community. But you have to dig for it man. Big Tech and the major outlets like NBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, PBS, etc. WILL NOT REPORT FAIR, AND RIGHTEOUS, FACTUAL NEWS. They left that agenda a long time ago. So, if your agenda does not align with socialist views, the deep state, the 1%, and the suppression and oppression of specific groups, your agenda will be distorted for the sake of PROPAGANDA 101. For years, they have been spinning us lies for the sake of their political agenda for their one-world system, which will not benefit any of us that do not have ties to the deep state, the 1%, or whatever name you want to call them nowadays.
I will provide some links to some resources you can read later. But I hope they will be available by the time you read this. Google, Facebook, and YouTube are deleting almost everything that states real facts from the internet, especially if it is a positive representation of Trump and how he has really improved the lives of the American people OF ALL RACES AND GENDER.
6 things trump has done that benefited the black community
Now, I have to say this because if we are going to play ball, we must play it fair. Now, the 8 years Obama, our first black president was in office. Out of the countless core issues he addressed or pushed or passed. NONE OF HIS ISSUES (polices) had no real effect on our community. If any of us or a group of us sat down with Obama today and asked him to name one strong policy he passed that directly or indirectly improved our lives. That really made waves and changes of growth and empowerment in our community, Obama could not name one. But he probably will give us a lot of fluff – hot air. Instead, what he feels has been a success for the black community that he has done was his boasting about giving our community “more food stamps.” And don’t get me started on his betrayal of the Church and Biblical moral standards when he successfully pushed and enacted into laws his LGBT agenda. These are his legacies. That is to make us more dependent upon a broken and corrupted system than to create better opportunities for entrepreneurship, education, wealth, home ownership, independence, etc. Wait a minute, let me add one more. Then there is his successful passing of immoral social behaviors that has opened the gateway to what we see today. We now cannot use gender pronouns. You are no longer a man, nor am I no longer a woman by their stands. And they (our government and educational system) cannot implement in our schools a curriculum that focuses on black history and or religion as an option for our children. But our children are mandatory subjected to an LGBT agenda and must tolerate a transgender in their classroom to be read to them in order to normalize and desensitize their minds. And it is sad to say that too many of us will buy into that. But he is not our focus. But I feel that needed to be said.
So, what sets Trump from most presidents and how has the black community benefited from it as it relates to the different spheres in their lives?
1. Trump immediately enforced religious freedoms by reversing many of Obama's policies that challenged Christian beliefs and moral convictions. And we saw, as soon as Trump left the office, Christians are in more danger than ever before to lose all our religious rights, freedoms, and privileges. And if something ever happens to Biden and Harris takes over as president. Christians can forget it. Persecution will begin sooner than later. That’s my opinion. I have yet to speak to God concerning this matter. But some things you don’t really need to ask God about because it is too obvious.
2. Then there is the 1994 crime bill, which Biden was a lead proponent of in passing that resulted in the locking up of more black men in ridiculous droves for a nonviolent crime for over 2 decades. How did Trump respond? He fired lifelong appointed Jeff Sessions, the Attorney General at that time, who was known for his racist views. I have never verified or researched this fact on my own – just repeating what I heard or read about. But to be honest, I would not discredit it at all. At any rate, Trump then pushed for criminal justice reform by passing the First Step Act that undoes the unfair and unjust sentencing laws instituted for the Bill Clinton 1994 Crime Bill that again was successful because of Biden. The First Step Act gives former inmates a fair chance to live a crime free life and to find meaningful employment. This Act has allowed for numerous individuals to be granted a presidential pardon, long awaited clemency by Trump, while Obama denied far too many of these individuals' request during both of his terms. Black American issues were never really a priority for Obama. But Trump made it a priority.
3. The US military has a high number of people of color that serves this country. Not because this was these young men and women's first choice. But because this was their best option to earn a living. Presidents have come and gone and many of our servicemen and women and their families have not been fairly compensated for their service or sacrifice. But under Trump’s presidency, he provided the largest pay raise in a decade for our troops and their families.
4. Here’s probably one of my favorites. Trump was recorded saying, “Established by visionary leaders, America’s HBCUs have long played an integral role in our Nation’s history, providing Black Americans opportunities to learn and achieve their dreams.” –President Donald J. Trump To back his words, he signed an executive order to push HBCU funding in programs, which gave HBCU a 25% increase annual budget and it improved the much needed work-study program for these schools. He passed HBCU legislation faster than any other President in AMERICA HISTORY. To me, it is programs like this that step in the right direction when you speak of reparations for the black community to bridge the gap caused by slavery.
5. Now, I want to quote Jack Brewer, a Newsmax contributor. “… Now let’s give Trump credit where credit is due. African American unemployment has reached its lowest rate in modern HISTORY FOR BOTH BLACK MEN AND WOMEN. This is actually the case for almost all ethnic groups in America. The most impressive number of them all is the fact that almost 70% of working black women currently hold a white-collar job, compared to just over 40% of black men. Trump’s Tax Plan and Jobs Act have helped to stimulate this….”
6. This one will be my last one, but there are many other things Trump has done that directly or indirectly benefited the black community. Really, all you have to do is Google your initial question if you really want to be fair, in the know, knowledgeable about what is and what is not, and if you want to be a just man. So, here is my last one.
The welfare and food stamp program was supposed to be a safety net for many Americans that need temporary help to get through a financial hardship. But when such programs are being promoted to healthy, able-bodied individuals as an alternative to work – this is a problem. This is one of many major conflicts I had with Obama’s policies. Obama is known as the “Food Stamp President”. For he administrated policies that made it easier for states to sign up able-bodied residents to obtain food stamps. This is a dangerous ideology that has negatively impacted the black community because it made our young bright minds lazy and depended on government assistance versus seeking employment or creating business or career opportunities for themselves. Trump came along and pushed able-bodied food stamp recipients back into the workforce. As a result, nearly 5 million people came off of food stamps. I agree with something Brewer said. “Black America deserves a safety net when needed but we don’t deserve institutionalized oppression through promoting a dependency on government aid.”
Many of Trump’s policies and reforms have worked in favor of the black community. But ABC, NBC, CNN, PBS, CBS, and the countless major newspaper outlets’ PROPAGANDA agenda will never show or tell you this. Instead, they provided the general public half-truths and often time lies they called truths wrapped up in a narrative and soundbites that too many of us were quick to believe than simply Googling for truth. Judging and comparing their narrative for accuracy. Better yet, praying to God for clarity. Most of my clarity started right there. I one day simply asked God to show me who Donald Trump really is and how He saw him. I was shortly able to see a side of Trump I never hear in the news. God changes everything when we truly want to be just people.
I wanted to use resources you could go and verify the entire content yourself and even dig deeper by using other sources connected to the resources listed below. For this post, and to make this less about my opinion of Trump, I pulled most of the content above from one of these blog links below.
Newsmax by Jack Brewer
MSN by Michael Starr Hopkins
Politico by NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
The Kevin Jackson Network
Eye Opener with Michael Lewis