First Black Billionaire Slams The Democrats While Praising President Trump
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On Tuesday, Robert Johnson, the Black Entertainment Television (BET) founder accused Democrats of moving "too far to the left," while giving President Trump an "A+" as president.
Johnson has supported the Democratic Party in the past but is now splitting with the party because they are becoming too left-wing for his liking.
“The party in my opinion, for me personally, has moved too far to the left,” Johnson said.
“And for that reason, I don’t have a particular candidate (I’m supporting) in the party at this time,” he said. “I think at the end of the day, if a Democrat is going to beat Trump, then that person, he or she, will have to move to the center and you can’t wait too long to do that.”
Although he supported Hillary Clinton in 2016, Johnson said that he gives “the president a lot of credit for moving the economy in a positive direction that’s benefiting a large amount of Americans,” adding that the “tax cuts clearly helped stimulate the economy. I think business people have more confidence in the way the economy is going.”
Check out what the Daily Caller reported:
Trump may not always receive accolades for a booming American economy, but Johnson is not reluctant to do so because “if you look at the U.S. economy … you got to give the president an A+ for that.” (RELATED: 58 Percent Approve Of Trump’s Work On The Economy)
Johnson also noted that the black unemployment has hit its lowest level ever under Trump and that the prosperity is also affecting the lives of “populations that heretofore had very bad problems in terms of jobs … ”
Despite his optimism about the economy, the media mogul said the country needs to unify and just get back to the business of making a living.
“If business people are concerned about anything, it’s the clear, clear partisan politics that’s become very wicked and very mean. And that’s not helping the American people, and it’s not helping America as a global nation,” he told CNBC.
Johnson wouldn’t condemn the president’s often criticized temperament, saying that Trump has “got his own style” and that “a lot of people are not gong to like that style.” Still, “at the end of the day,” the BET founder says political leadership should not be all about personality because “the American people are looking for someone who can deliver economically and deliver on opportunities.
Johnson isn't alone in his approval for President Trump.
On Sunday, the president broke another record by reaching the highest approval rating during his entire time as president.
The poll was conducted by the Washington Post-ABC News and according to The Hill, the survey "found that 47 percent of registered voters approve of the job Trump is doing in the White House, a figure that represents a 5-point increase from April."
Check out what else The Hill had to say:
Meanwhile, 44 percent of voting-age Americans said they approve of Trump's job performance, while 53 percent said they disapprove of it. Just 39 percent of voting-age Americans said they approved of Trump's job performance in April.
The survey's release comes as the 2020 Democratic primary race begins to heat up, as candidates such as Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) gain ground on former Vice President Joe Biden in the polls.
The economy served as the only issue where a majority said they approve of Trump's performance, according to the poll. Fifty-one percent of respondents said they approved of the way he has handled economic issues since entering the White House. Forty-two percent said they disapprove of his handling of the economy.
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