A Texas Democrat is under fire for her reaction to new poll numbers showing former President Donald Trump’s popularity among black voters, as she seemed to suggest they may not be too bright politically.
Democrat Rep. Jasmine Crockett made the blunt comments on CNN’s “State of the Union” in response to data from a New York Times-Siena College poll released Sunday. The poll showed President Joe Biden leading only in Wisconsin, while his likely GOP opponent, former President Donald Trump left him trailing in key states including Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada and Pennsylvania.
Significantly, the survey of voters found that “Black voters — long a bulwark for Democrats and for Mr. Biden — are now registering 22 percent support in these states for Mr. Trump, a level unseen in presidential politics for a Republican in modern times,” according to The New York Times.
In discussing these significant shifts in support, Crockett ignored the Democrat Party’s responsibility to voters and even the part Biden played in eroding their confidence in him. Instead, she seemed to take aim at black voters’ lack of “understanding” in “how any of this works.”
“Here’s the deal. Perception is reality,” the Texas Democrat said on CNN.
“And so when you look at the data that was provided in this poll, it talks about how people feel, and when people decide whether they’re going to the poll or whether they’re not going to the poll, it’s all about how you feel in that moment. And so while the facts may not align with their feelings, their feelings are dictating their reality. Their reality is that they said that they feel better or they felt better when Trump was in office. But we’ve been trying to push back,” she continued.
Democrat Rep. Jasmine Crockett says Biden’s drop in support among Black Americans is because “feelings are dictating their reality” and they aren’t “understanding exactly how any of this works” pic.twitter.com/QtWcJnyxsh
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 5, 2023
“We’ve got some very popular African-American artists that are out here saying things like, ‘Oh, I got checks when Trump was in office. I want those checks again,’ not understanding that really came from Congress,” Crockett declared.
“So we’ve got a couple of things the perception issue, and then we also have an issue as it relates to civics in this country and people not understanding exactly how any of this works,” she said.
The Democrat’s comments drew plenty of commentary on X, formerly Twitter:
She’s essentially calling black people dumb
— Sara Rose 🇺🇸🌹 (@saras76) November 5, 2023
That’s pretty much exactly what she’s saying.
— Brick Suit (@Brick_Suit) November 5, 2023
I’m not exactly sure how that is supposed to bring those voters back to Biden.
— Marki (@Marki7908) November 5, 2023
Say what?….lots of words..saying nothing…@RepJasmine …Biden played y’all…keep it simple..
— Jack Henry (@johnyc46) November 5, 2023
@JasmineForUS is saying people are not smart enough to know how good things are.
— Brandon Saario (@SaarioBrandon) November 5, 2023
Because Democrats do not care about Black voters.
They just pander to them, using them as pawns to secure their vote, to obtain power, then discard of them later.
This isn’t new.
Maybe Black voters are finally starting to realize this.
— ZNO 🇺🇸 (@therealZNO) November 5, 2023
Did she miss the part where the Dems abandoned the black community for their new illegal immigrant bffs? They’re sending too many to count to black communities and providing them with free housing, phones, food.
— Daytona Dreaming (@scuderianum1) November 5, 2023
It’s the economy @JasmineForUS that’s effecting black voters not feelings High food prices gas rent interest rates alot of people homeless families can’t go out restaurant prices have doubled
— Jamie Wylie (@jdwylie80) November 5, 2023
That sound condescending at best and a little racist at worst.
— William Mitchelson (@WRMitchelson) November 6, 2023
As if propaganda isn’t bad enough, it looks like the type of propaganda Americans will be receiving is dependant upon their skin tone.
— Trapped in Current Year (@LaundryQueen__) November 5, 2023