Sneakers, Trump, Voters

Fox News Analyst Thinks Black Folk’s Love Sneakers Soooo Much, It’ll Make Us Jump, Skip And Run To Vote For Trump 

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After former President Donald Trump spent Feb. 17 at the annual Sneaker Con in Philadelphia launching his sneaker line, one conservative analysts had an epiphany: Since Black people love sneakers, they will vote for Trump. 

That was the viewpoint from Fox News’ Raymond Arroyo, who touched on how Trump’s presence at the event is taking Black voter support away from President Joe Biden. “Even the sneaker thing, very interesting. As you see, Black support is eroding from Joe Biden,” Arroyo said. “This is connecting with Black America because they love sneakers!” 

The MAGA leader’s gold high-top “Never Surrender” sneakers sell for $399. The “Friends and Family” edition comes with Trump’s signature in a black box wrapped with gold paper. Arroyo thinks this is the golden ticket to securing the Black vote—especially in the inner city.

“So when you have Trump roll out a sneaker line, they’re like, wait a minute, this is cool,” he said. 

“He’s reaching them on a level that defies and is above politics. The culture always trumps politics, and Trump understands culture like no politician I’ve ever seen.” 

However, the culture seems to know better. 

As Arroyo’s comments made it to social media, users couldn’t help but point out the racist rhetoric behind it. “He’s saying this with confidence. So sneakers elevated to the same level as the grape soda & watermelon trope,” @famekon wrote on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter. 

Another renamed the sneakers to something more appropriate. “Ain’t nobody buying the Jan. 6’s,” @DarrellvsRell tweeted. 

At Sneaker Con, chants and boos drowned Trump out. “Sneakerheads, you’re sneakerheads, right? Does everybody in the room consider themselves a sneakerhead?” Trump said, according to ABC News. Some supporters wanted to make it known of their presence with anti-Biden cheers and USA chants, something Trump loved. “This is a slightly different audience than I’m used to, but I love this audience,” he said. 

Perhaps the sneakers will help Trump climb out of debt. On Feb. 16, Judge Arthur Engoron ordered him to pay $354.9 million in penalties after being sued by New York Attorney General Letitia James for inflating his assets for more favorable business loans.