Donald Trump says criminal indictments boosted his appeal to Black voters
Donald Trump. Image via AP.

The former President made the comments in South Carolina.

Former President Donald Trump claimed Friday that his four criminal indictments have boosted his support among Black Americans because they see him as a victim of discrimination, comparing his legal jeopardy to the historic legacy of anti-Black prejudice in the U.S. legal system.

Trump argues he is the victim of political persecution, even though there is no evidence President Joe Biden or White House officials influenced the filing of 91 felony charges against him. Earlier in the week, Trump compared himself to Alexei Navalny, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s top domestic rival, who died in a remote Arctic prison after being jailed by the Kremlin leader.

“I got indicted for nothing, for something that is nothing,” Trump told a black-tie event for Black conservatives in South Carolina ahead of Saturday’s Republican primary. “And a lot of people said that’s why the Black people like me, because they have been hurt so badly and discriminated against, and they actually viewed me as I’m being discriminated against. It’s been pretty amazing but possibly, maybe, there’s something there.”

Trump noted the mug shot taken by Georgia authorities after he was indicted on state racketeering charges over the 2020 election.

“When I did the mug shot in Atlanta, that mug shot is No. 1,” he said, adding: “You know who embraced it more than anyone else? The Black population.”

He was flanked on stage at the Black Conservative Federation’s gala in Columbia, South Carolina, by Black elected officials including Reps. Byron Donalds of Florida and Wesley Hunt of Texas. Many in the crowd cheered throughout the speech.


Published courtesy of the Associated Press.

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  • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" American

    February 24, 2024 at 1:19 pm

    Good afternoon Black America,
    The vast majority of Sage Black Americans have totally abandoned the Democratic Plantation due to the epic fail of All Democratic Politicians since Day One of The Current Administration.
    Thank you Beloved Black America, Happy Black History Month and Thank You For Saveing America.
    Earl Pitts American

  • Dont Say "Those People"

    February 24, 2024 at 1:33 pm

    Wasn’t it Ross Perot whose candidacy was ended with just these two words? The two words “Those people”?

    Now DJT says the blacks love him because he’s a criminal just like the blacks all are.

    And he loves the sneakers too, just like the blacks do.

    And he’s the G0P’s front runner for being the GOP’s loser in November?

    WWWWWWTF TFG DJT What a loser.

    How does he trick people into thinking he’s a winner and/or interested in doing one thing for them as his constituency? I just don’t get it.

    The man has never won anything outside one electoral college one single time and even then he lost when you count the votes cast by the voters.

    • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" American

      February 24, 2024 at 1:55 pm

      Good afternoon America,
      Most of our “Sage Readership” was not born yet to know about Ross Perot.
      Most of our “Sage Readership” is content to wait for Me, Earl Pitts American, to “Weigh In” prior to making any difficult and complex “Thinking Decisions of a Political Nature”.
      It’s So Great to be Earl:
      Thank you America,
      Earl Pitts American

    • Mayorkas Impeached

      February 24, 2024 at 3:14 pm

      “Some people did some things.” A quote from that idiot squad member in Minnesota. About as anti-American as you can get.

      • Dont Say FLA

        February 24, 2024 at 5:17 pm

        Agreed. Nobody did anything wrong. It was a normal everyday tour of Congress. She don’t have no idear what she talkin’ about.

      • Dont Say FLA

        February 24, 2024 at 5:22 pm

        Or wait you said Minnesota. Do you mean that MAGA that got swatted to death last week? LOL good one, MI!

  • MH/Duuuval

    February 24, 2024 at 3:23 pm

    Leave it to DJT to assume African Americans would empathize with him simply because he has been busted. Now, if someone had slapped him upside the head in the course of his arrest and arraignment, then there might have been some empathy.

    • Ben Crump

      February 24, 2024 at 3:52 pm

      Or they could follow police commands and not evade, resist, and fight the police. But I guess you don’t get street cred by following the law.

      • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" American

        February 24, 2024 at 4:25 pm

        Good evening “Fake Ben”,
        Its “Skreet Cred” fake Ben. You Leftest white boy punks need to do a little research before you try to imitate Black folk. The “Real” Ben is laughing at you.
        You are Chastized by Me, Earl Pitts American, for pretending to be a “Brother”
        Thank you “Fake Ben”,
        Earl Pitts American

        • Rick Whitaker

          February 27, 2024 at 10:28 am

          earl, the fake human. what are you going to do when someone puts out your home address and the all the people you have insulted, defamed, and lied about will know where you live? i would bet money you would squeal like ned beaty

      • Dont Say FLA

        February 24, 2024 at 5:20 pm

        And Trump could’ve followed commands and not evaded, resisted, or fought the feds about his classified documents, but he did all that.

        And MAGAs could follow commands and not evade resist or fight the ATF, but you don’t get MAGA cred for that.

        Could’ve Would’ve and Should’ve – those don’t make anything better. Did you know that? I bet you didn’t know that.

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  • Silly Wabbit

    February 24, 2024 at 4:31 pm

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  • What do black voters say?

    February 24, 2024 at 5:26 pm

    What do some black voters have to say about whether his criminal indictments boosted their opinions of him?

    This isn’t like somebody saying Rhonda would win another Gubernatorial election. This claim by Trump can be proven or disproven.

    And the survey says ….. ?

  • It's Mathematical

    February 24, 2024 at 5:55 pm

    Not sure the word “boosted” is correct, but 0 times 100 is still zero, and Trump’s a big fat zero if ever I saw one I mean zero.

    • Hung Wiil

      February 24, 2024 at 6:44 pm

      It’s too bad that you are anti-mathematical. What a betrayal. Trump received a higher percentage of the black vote since Gerald Ford. Check the math, bro. Next, there have been numerous polls and articles published documenting 25% of black voters saying they will not vote Biden in 2024. It’s called quantitative analysis, mr. math. Check the math, because Republicans and Trump have seen a doubling of support among black males since 2016. Black females remain steadfastly Democrat, but there has been significant movement among black males towards Trump. Check the math.

      • Dont Say FLA

        February 27, 2024 at 1:50 pm

        What does it mean to “receive a higher percentage of the black vote since Gerald Ford.” That statement does not make sense in American English. Are you trying to say Trump got a higher percentage of black votes than Obama did? I mean, Obama got re-elected. Trump not did. That tells a different story than your silly story.

  • PeterH

    February 24, 2024 at 9:05 pm

    The meaning of Trump’s statement is obvious!

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    February 25, 2024 at 8:43 am

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    So happy to now have ten thousand items of evidence for Holland & KNight to review .

  • cantfixstupido

    February 26, 2024 at 1:07 am

    Recall when Joey from the hood warned black voters they weren’t black if they didn’t vote for him? And now some of you are mad at Trumpy for saying blacks could empathize with him being unjustly and maliciously prosecuted. Good God make up your mind. What a complete joke the USA has become. There is an epidemic of stupid that has grown since Joey has tainted the Whitehouse. Don’t forget Hunter and his coke and hookers and guns….never did one day in jail while thousands of blacks went to prison for much less than man child Hunter did. Don’t be a chump. Vote for Trump.

  • The Blacks

    February 27, 2024 at 1:48 pm

    We are halfway there, but for us really to love him, the cops would need to shoot him 65 times because he went into a panic due to their pointing guns and screaming conflicting commands at him and then five of them lean in on his back and neck for 30 minutes to make sure he does not get away. Then we will love him 100.

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