Former NFL player Jack Brewer once campaigned for President Barack Obama but is now predicting that a “black awakening” will give President Trump a 2020 election victory.
The former NFL safety who played for the Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, and the Arizona Cardinals, is now part of an increasing number of black voters who support Trump and are rejecting the Democratic Party after feeling it abandoned African-Americans.
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“For me, once I saw the policies that President Obama pushed in the back half of his presidency just — it left a bad taste in my mouth,” he said on “Fox & Friends” Saturday.
“And then I really started being awakening [sic] to what was happening with the Democratic Party — making so many promises but then abandoning the community that I worked so hard in,” he said.
Speaking at a conservative event in Florida last week, the president noted how Democrats court the African-American vote before the election and then when the election is over, they leave them. Brewer feels that a coming “black awakening” will give Trump more than 20 percent of the black vote in 2020.
The Brewer Group, launched by the former NFL star, is a “global impact investing and consulting firm” which encourages clients to ” integrate a deep commitment to community service into their daily corporate culture.”
Brewer explained how he works with “kids that are under-served throughout the country,” noting his frustration with Democrats who were “locking them all up,” citing the 1994 crime bill and rhetoric from former President Bill Clinton and others that affected black communities.
“I said enough was enough,” Brewer added, “and I really started putting aside what my parents and my grandparents taught me about sticking to the Democratic Party because they were the party for African-Americans.”
“You know all that rhetoric sounded good back in the ’60s, but the facts are that the policies just don’t help our families,” he said.
Brewer contended that the Democrats’ efforts to impeach Trump will, instead, hand him more than 20 percent of the black vote, calling impeachment the “catalyst” needed to spark the movement as he pointed to the historical relationship between African-Americans and the FBI.
“Since their beginning in 1908, the FBI has gone after so many black activists,” he said. “You got the FBI blatantly going after the president in targeting him, changing emails, and going after him in the same corrupt way that they went against Martin Luther King and many black leaders.”
“The alleged corruption and abuse of power at the FBI and other government agencies only drives black voters to sympathize more with the president “because they’ve gone after us since the beginning of time,” Brewer said, going on to note the divisive culture issues that have been made worse by the media and Democratic policies.
“We have some deep issues in America, but President Trump is not our issue,” Brewer asserted, admitting that he doesn’t agree with everything Trump says or does but it “doesn’t mean I’m going to deny his policies.”
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