Senator Tim Scott Says Trump Will See ’50 Percent Increase’ In Black Support On Election Day

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In an interview with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto on Thursday, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) predicted that President Donald Trump will see a huge increase in black voter support on election day.

“President Trump will see a 50 percent increase in his African-American support,” Scott said. “It will go from 8 percent in 2016 to a minimum of 12 percent in 2020. He may even get to 15 percent of the African American vote, and that is game over.”

When Cavuto asked what led him to that conclusion, Scott replied, “Well, listen to what the Democrats are saying. They have top tier candidates that say redlining was a good thing, having a negative impact on African American home ownership. And what is President Trump doing during the same time? Simple. He had an executive order to increase affordability of home ownership, and African American home ownership since he took office is up about 2%.”

“President Trump is not just talking a good game, he is walking a good game,” Scott concluded.

Earlier this month, a poll released by Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll found a 22 percent approval rating for President Trump among black voters, while a Gallup analysis of the Roper Center’s exit poll data has Republican candidates averaging only about 10% of the black vote since 1976.