VIDEO: Young minorities share why they are voting for Trump
Chelsea Handler made headlines for slamming her ex-boyfriend 50 cent for his public support for the president, saying “I had to remind him that he was a Black person.”
Campus Reform spoke to young minority college students who have chosen to back the President, despite backlash, to hear why they choose to support him.
Comedian Chelsea Handler made headlines after criticizing her ex-boyfriend 50 Cent for publicly supporting President Donald Trump, citing the rapper’s skin color.
“I had to remind him that he was a Black person,” she said during a Friday night appearance on The Tonight Show. In a four-part series, Campus Reform spoke with young minority college students who have also chosen to back the president, despite the backlash that often brings.
Part one discusses why they think Trump is deserving of their vote.
“I don’t think he is perfect, but I think that he is actually trying to make America great again in the best way he believes he can do it,” said Wayne State University senior Christopher Gaffrey.
When asked to cite specific policies from this administration that have benefited minority communities, students cited prison reform, tax cuts, and the economy.
Friends University sophomore Jahmarri Green told Campus Reform that in 2016 he was a Bernie Sanders supporter but upon further research, he now finds himself supporting Trump.
“When you take his Twitter aside, he actually has done many successful things as a president,” said Green.
University of Chicago senior Gerrin Alexander expressed that she believes certain things that the president says are taken out of context.
“Even when he referred to African countries as being craphole countries he was specifically talking about their economies, and that’s just something that is not debatable," Alexander said.
Gaffrey pointed to the double standard of those who call the president racist.
“You’re telling me because of my skin color I have to think a certain way,” said Gaffrey. “That is racist.”
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