Journalist Jason Whitlock says Trump is gaining momentum among black men

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Journalist Jason Whitlock says President Trump is gaining ‘clear momentum’ with black male voters in the lead-up to the election. 

The sportswriter, 53, made the declaration during an appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Wednesday – just hours after he sat down with the Commander-in-chief for an interview with the website OutKick. 

‘I think we have been carrying on a facade for three-and-a-half years as black men that somehow we can’t relate to Donald Trump, that we didn’t celebrate him in hip-hop music for decades, that he wasn’t friends with countless black athletes, entertainers, celebrities,’ Whitlock stated.  

He added that Trump’s ‘masculinity’ and his disdain for political correctness were ‘things that a lot of black men can relate to’. 

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Journalist Jason Whitlock says President Trump is gaining ‘clear momentum’ with black male voters in the lead-up to the election

Whitlock claimed Trump's 'masculinity' and his disdain for political correctness were 'things that a lot of black men can relate to'. The President is pictured during a roundtable discussion with African-American supporters back in  June

Whitlock claimed Trump’s ‘masculinity’ and his disdain for political correctness were ‘things that a lot of black men can relate to’. The President is pictured during a roundtable discussion with African-American supporters back in  June 

Whitlock went on to cite several examples of prominent black men showing their support for the President in recent weeks. 

He referenced rapper 50 Cent’s recent endorsement of the President, as well as Ice Cube’s confirmation that he will collaborate with the Trump Administration on a program to invest in black communities. 

Meanwhile, new polling shows Trump making inroads with the demographic two weeks out from the election. 

While black men have traditionally been a reliable voting bloc for Democrats, Trump managed to secure 14 percent of their votes during the 2016 election. That number was up on the 11 percent Republican Mitt Romney secured back in 2012. 

This year, polling data shows that Trump is likely to build on his 2016 number, with some pundits predicting he could garner up to 19 percent of the black male vote.

The Washington Post claims Trump is polling ‘historically well’ with the demographic. 

Trump is gaining particular ground with younger black voters. According to FiveThirtyEight, 35 percent of black adults under the age of 29 stated that they liked ‘strong demeanor and defiance of the establishment’. 

Trump supporters are seen during a campaign event in Atlanta in September

Trump supporters are seen during a campaign event in Atlanta in September 

It comes after 50 Cent on Monday officially endorsed President Trump, lashing out at a tax rate proposed by Democrat nominee Joe Biden.   

The 45-year-old tweeted a shot of the tax rates which could see those earning more than $400,000 a year hit with rates of 62.6 percent for those who live in California residents, and 62 percent for people who live in New York City

The rapper wrote: ‘WHAT THE F***! (VOTE For TRUMP) IM OUT. F*** NEW YORK The KNICKS never win anyway.’

He added: ‘I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people 62% are you out of ya f***ing mind.’

It comes after 50 Cent on Monday officially endorsed President Trump, lashing out at a tax rate proposed by Democrat nominee Joe Biden

On the campaign trail: Trump was snapped in Arizona on Monday

It comes after 50 Cent on Monday officially endorsed President Trump, lashing out at a tax rate proposed by Democrat nominee Joe Biden 

Last week, Ice Cube defended his decision to work with Donald Trump on a plan for black Americans, insisting he is ‘working with whoever is in power’ and that he is ‘not on nobody’s team’ during an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo. 

The rapper hit headlines after it was revealed his organization would work with the Trump administration’s Platinum Plan, which the President has held up as a program to support invest capital in black communities. 

Meanwhile, retired football great Herschel Walker has also voiced his support for Trump. 

In a recent interview, he slammed the press  for not scrutinizing Joe Biden‘s relationship with a former Klansman-turned-senator while warning that voters should re-elect President Trump because ‘Democrats do not like America.’

During an appearance on Fox News on Tuesday, the former All Pro running back, who spoke in support of Trump at the Republican National Convention this past summer, said Democrats will ‘take your freedoms’ if they win in November.

Last week, Ice Cube defended his decision to work with Donald Trump on a plan for black Americans, insisting he is 'working with whoever is in power' and that he is 'not on nobody's team' during an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo

Last week, Ice Cube defended his decision to work with Donald Trump on a plan for black Americans, insisting he is ‘working with whoever is in power’ and that he is ‘not on nobody’s team’ during an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo 

Herschel Walker, the retired football star and supporter of President Trump, said the media has given Joe Biden a pass for his ties to the late Senator Robert Byrd

Herschel Walker, the retired football star and supporter of President Trump, said the media has given Joe Biden a pass for his ties to the late Senator Robert Byrd

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