CNN: Black Trump Supporters Should Be Ashamed

( – Regular CNN panelist Angela Rye said on Wednesday night that black supporters of President Donald Trump should be ashamed of themselves. During an episode of “Tonight,” on CNN, Rye discussed the president’s efforts courting black voters in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election.

Also on the panel was Tara Setmayer, political commentator and a former Republican Communications Director. When asked about the president’s outreach plans, she said, “I think it’s smart of them to do this. They think – it’s true, he only needs a couple of percentage points. He over-performed last time with black voters that people didn’t see coming. He had better numbers than McCain did or Romney.”

And it’s true. President Trump is one of the best-performing Republican presidential candidates in recent history when it comes to obtaining black support, and it looks like he could do better in the November election. Former NFL legend Jack Brewer recently said during a Black History Month event hosted at the White House that Donald Trump is the “first black president.” Brewer suggested that black Americans have been listening to promises made by politicians for the last 50 years, but that Trump is the only one who has followed through on those promises.

Setmayer referenced President Trump’s criminal justice reform policies as a potential reason for an increase in black support, saying:

“The president does have criminal justice reform, at least as something tangible that he can go into these communities with. But that’s about it. Although the black unemployment, which we hear constantly over and over again, but I don’t know that Black America’s looking at this saying, ‘yeah, we want four more years of this guy’ when all the other transgressions, racial transgressions that come out of his mouth and this White House are just too much.”

Angela Rye then began a righteous tirade that ended with telling black Trump voters to be ashamed of themselves.

“I think Donald Trump does not have a strong record to stand on as it relates to black unemployment. He has Barack Obama’s record to stand on with that, and I think at some point, black folks have got to look themselves in the mirror and say, hey, do I want to follow Mark Burns? Do I want to follow Katrina Pierson? Do I want to follow Diamond and Silk? Who the hell are these people, right?”

They’re more well-known than you, Angela!

She finished by saying, “Instead, you want to give Donald Trump for throwing Cheez-It bits at you and then criticize the people who have spent their careers doing things for the betterment of black people and black society. And I would just say at that point, if you still go over to Donald Trump after that, shame on you. Period.”

Nothing will ever be good enough for ideologues who hate the president.