It was reported yesterday that Trump declined an invitation to speak at the NAACP convention this weekend:
CNN – Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will not be speaking at the NAACP Annual Convention in Ohio next week, the civil rights organization’s president and CEO said Tuesday.
After days of speculation, NAACP’s Cornell William Brooks told CNN that Trump had declined the group’s invitation to address its members in Cincinnati at their conference, which is being held this weekend.
I think Trump probably didn’t want to take anything away from his momentum going into the convention, but there’s another reason why Trump may have declined the invite.
The WSJ released a poll today by Marist that showed this astounding statistic in Ohio:
ZERO support from blacks in Ohio. Wow!
But that’s not all. In a separate national McClatchy/Marist poll this morning, they showed a similar statistic:
Clinton leads by 81-6 percent among African-Americans, 52-26 among Latinos, 51-33 among women, 50-34 among college graduates, 47-31 among those younger than 30 and 45-38 among those who make less than $45,000 a year.
Trump leads by 49-34 percent among whites, 47-33 among men, 44-39 among non-college graduates and 46-40 among those 60 and older.
So basically if these polls are a correct indicator, Trump doesn’t stand a chance at getting the black vote.
Which means if he had accepted the invite, especially while BLM demonstrations are happening in cities all over the country, it could have turned his weekend into a catastrophe and given the media a completely different narrative to run with while he’s at the convention.
So probably a smart move by Trump not to go.