Ed Henry asks Buttigieg why he smears Trump as racist despite strides he made for blacks

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Fox News host Ed Henry asked Pete Buttigieg how he can continue to smear President Trump as racist considering all he has done to help black Americans. (screenshot)

Fox News anchor Ed Henry asked flailing Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg how he can continue to trash President Trump (and all his supporters) as racist, considering the tremendous strides Trump has made to help black Americans.

Henry pointed to the emotional Super Bowl ad featuring Alice Marie Johnson, a black woman that President Trump granted clemency to. Johnson has since emerged as the face of prison reform. Moreover, black unemployment is at a historic low, thanks to Trump’s booming economy.

“How can you attack not just the President — but 63 million people in America who voted for him — when you have African-American women like Alice Johnson saying this is a president who gave me a second chance?” Henry asked.

Buttigieg replied:  “I think that President Trump’s decision to sign the First Step Act when it came to his desk is one of the handful of things I could actually agree with him on. It doesn’t change the incredibly cruel and divisive racial rhetoric that comes out of this White House.”

Mayor Pete continued:  “That is one of the many reasons that I’m meeting not only Democrats, but Republicans who tell me that they struggled to look their children in the eye and explain to them how this is the president of the United States.”

Buttigieg doubled-down on his race-baiting smears hours before awkwardly declaring himself the winner of the Iowa Caucuses even though no results were announced.


(Video: Fox News)

Ed Henry then grilled Buttigieg, pointing out that he has been accused of racism toward African-Americans himself. Despite nonstop pandering, Mayor Pete is polling at 0% among black primary voters.

Henry said:  “Are you the right messenger to question the President on race when as mayor of South Bend, black leaders were quite critical of what you did, particularly in terms of police-involved shootings and other matters? Why are you questioning the President [and disregarding your own failures]?”

“Because the President is wrong,” Buttigieg bleated. “He is wrong to attack women of color. He is wrong to compare people to animals. He is wrong to assault entire cities in his tweets. You don’t have to be a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat to know that’s wrong.”

As BizPac Review reported, Buttigieg was the mayor of South Bend, Indiana (population: 102,000) from 2012 until Jan. 1, 2020. During his tenure, Buttigieg did nothing to improve the racial division roiling the city or its dismal economy.

The poverty rate in South Bend is 25.4%. That means that 1 in 4 residents is living in poverty. If Mayor Pete couldn’t lift his tiny hamlet out of poverty, why does anyone think he can run an entire country of 329 million people?

Despite rabidly pandering to black voters, Buttigieg has failed to gain any support from this key demographic. In contrast, three recent polls show that President Trump’s approval rating among black voters has quadrupled since he took office.

Emerson and Rasmussen have Trump polling at 34%, while the Marist poll shows Trump enjoying a 33% approval among black voters.

This is occurring despite the nonstop attacks from the Left and their media minions, who repeatedly smear President Trump and all his supporters (including minorities) as racist white supremacists.

President Trump won the electoral college in a landslide in 2016 despite scoring just 8% approval from black voters.  If Trump can get even half the figure among black voters that he’s getting now, he will easily win reelection in November.

Buttigieg booed and shouted down by black voters: ‘Pete can’t be our president!’

Samantha Chang

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