The National Black Republican Association endorsed Donald Trump Friday for president.
“As citizens who happen to be black, we support Mr. Trump because he shares our values,” said a statement from NBRA chair Frances Rice. “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. Black Americans across America are beginning to wake up and see clearly the reality of what is happening in black neighborhoods.
“Democrats have run black communities for the past 60 years and the socialist policies of the Democrats have turned those communities into economic and social wastelands, witness Detroit, Baltimore and South Chicago.
“We believe that Mr. Trump has demonstrated that he can push back against the mainstream media, end political correctness and free black communities from the destructive grip of socialist Democrats.”
Others echoed that support.
“As a black minister, I can tell you this — we’re right in the inner city and I tell you we need jobs, we need employment, we need businesses. And I tell you, who better can help us help ourselves than Donald Trump,” the Rev. Steve Parson of Richmond Christian Center in Richmond, Virginia, said last month in announcing a group of ministers were supporting Trump.
“Can you imagine the look on Al Sharpton’s face right now?” wrote John S. Roberts on Young Conservatives. “Trump is racking up endorsements left and right (including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin), and he is still the frontrunner in the GOP race by a large margin.
“Securing the black vote will be key in 2016, and Trump just cleared a major hurdle.”
h/t: Young Conservatives
BCN editor’s note: This article first appeared at Western Journalism.