Barack: Black Men ‘Susceptible’ to Trump’s ‘Macho’ Stereotype

Barack: Black Men ‘Susceptible’ to Trump’s ‘Macho’ Stereotype

December 3, 2020

In an interview on Snapchat’s Good Luck America, former President Barack Obama mused that more black male voters supported President Trump in 2020 partly due to his “macho” persona.

“If there are some in the hip-hop community who are constantly rapping about bling and depicting women in a certain way, and then they hear Donald Trump basically delivering the same version of it, they might say, ‘Yeah, that guy, that’s what I want. That’s what I want to be,’” Obama explained. When has Trump “delivered that same version” of the thug life?

“I think men generally are more susceptible to public figures who act tough, sort of a stereotypical macho style,” Obama said. “I don’t think Black men are immune to that any more than white or Hispanic men are. Those of us who are progressive, who think, for example, that women should be treated with respect and dignity, or wealth isn’t the measure of worth, we should have a more equitable society, we can’t take for granted any group,” he added.

President Trump has never claimed wealth is the measure of one’s worth, but unlike Obama, he has done more to increase the prosperity of American citizens – of all races – in four years than the socialist Obama would ever have done. As for the dignity of women, Trump has also placed more women in positions of power than Obama ever did.

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