President Trump is making his most significant effort to woo Black voters with what he calls his “Platinum Plan” for Black economic empowerment at a campaign event in Atlanta.
The Trump campaign released its plan Friday to coincide with the event. Trump’s Platinum Plan includes a $500 billoion investiment in Black communities across the country, increasing access to capital to fuel Black owned Busineeses, a tax cut, increased education opportunities, lowering the cost of healthcare, making Juneteenth a National Holiday, prosecuting the KKK and ANTIFA as terrorist organizations and making lynching a national hate crime.
“President Trump’s return to Atlanta, GA will lay out his second term vision for Black America. Capitalizing off a successful first term of unprecedented accomplishments for the Black community, the Black Economic Empowerment-Platinum Plan, is a gamechanger for Black Americans and will lead to historic opportunities, security, prosperity and fairness for all Black Americans. President Trump made the Black community a priority in his 4 years in office while Joe Biden spent 47 years creating and supporting policies that destroyed Black families, communities and generational wealth,” Paris Dennard. senior communications advisor for Black media affairs said in a statement.
Additionally, the Platinum Plan will also create 3 million new jobs for the Black community, create 500,000 new Black owned busineeses, access to better education and job training opportunities and a committment to a Second Step Act, among other initatives.
President Trump, who won 8% of the Black vote in 2016, has had a contentious first term with Black voters. During his first term, Black voters have watched Trump praise the Charlottesville protesters, call Colin Kaepernick and other NFL player protesting protesting police brutality “disgraceful,” call the Black Lives Matter mural in New York “a symbol of hate” and praise police officers in Minneapolis, where George Floyd was killed.
Many movements by Black Americans over the past year, including National Black Voter Day have been movements towards signing up more Black voters in order to defeat President Trump and push Black Americans to enter politics.
Trump does have a group of Black supporters who believe that he is fighting for their causes and the Dmerocratic Party has negliected and ignored the cries of Black Americans.
“Though Black Americans have traditionally been shut out of opportunities to grow our own businesses and create generational wealth, President Trump is working hard to give us access to the American Dream,” said K. Carl Smith, Black Voices for Trump Advisory Board Member said in the Trump release. “Unlike career politicians like Joe Biden, President Trump is a businessman and understands that pride, community, and dedication are built through entrepreneurship.
More detailed information on Trump’s Platinum Plan will be released in the coming days.