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“Voting for Donald Trump while Black is a race crime. Black-on-Black crime, in fact.”

Why did thousands of Black voters decide to stand behind one of the most racist presidents in our nation’s history? Bonsu Thompson tries to wrap his head around why the Black vote for Trump jumped from 6% in 2016, to 10% in 2020.

First he reminded the forgetful of his token work — his HBCU contributions and the handful of African-American prisoners he pardoned… The second installment of Trump’s diversion strategy was to shower voters with Biden/Harris slander — both base and baseless —…

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