Rep. Jasmine Crockett Receives Backlash For Saying Black Trump Supporters ‘Don’t Understand How Any of This Works’
U.S. Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-TX) is being scorched for implying that Black voters are leaning toward voting for Trump because they “don’t understand how any of this works,” FOX News reports.
Crockett participated in a panel on CNN’s State of the Union, hosted by Dana Bash, centered around a recent article by The New York Times that breaks down a report showing former President Donald Trump’s lead in five battleground states. According to the report, Black voters are registered at 22% in support of Trump. While fellow panelists admitted they aren’t too worried about it, Crockett said the numbers are scary.
“It’s really scary for me,” Crockett said before explaining where she thinks the shift is coming from.
That’s where things took a turn. The passionate congresswomen implied that there are two reasons — perspective and comprehension. She feels that Black Americans don’t understand how politics work, pointing out the fact that several Black artists have openly admitted supporting Trump because of the stimulus checks they received.
“While the facts may not align with their feelings, their feelings are dictating their reality, and their reality is that they feel better or they felt better when Trump was in office,” Crockett said.
“But we’ve been trying to push back. We’ve got some very popular African-American artists out here saying things like, ‘Oh, I got checks when Trump was in office. I want those checks again,’ not understanding that really came from Congress.”
Her remarks drew criticism from Twitter users on both sides of the political aisle and demographics. Conservative publication The Federalist’s Editor-in-Chief, Mollie Hemingway, said Crockett’s messaging wasn’t the best from Democrats. “‘Voters are too stupid and they don’t understand their betters’” is probably not a great campaign message for Democrats,” she wrote.
On Twitter/X, user @Charlesrat74 said that after speaking with a nurse, he feels Black people are simply voting with their wallets. “Black people are voting with their wallets,” he said. “I spoke to a nurse who is black and said that she is tired of her tax dollars going over seas.”
According to Newsweek, several hip-hop artists like Wake Flocka, Kodak Black, and Sexyy Red have received the same backlash for openly supporting Trump. Flocka, whose real name is Juaquin James Malphurs, tweeted support of the four-time indicted businessman with “TRUMP2024” in mid-October.