On Fox Business, Herman Cain says Black Americans have been "brainwashed" to hate Trump

On Fox Business, Herman Cain says Black Americans have been "brainwashed" to hate Trump

Cain: "Many of them only look at the liberal stations, which we know report 92% negative news about President Trump and his administration"

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From the May 17 edition of Fox Business' Varney & Co.:

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STUART VARNEY (HOST): You say African Americans have been brainwashed by the media to hate Trump. Explain yourself. 

HERMAN CAIN (FORMER REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE): Many of them only look at the liberal stations, which we know report 92% negative news about President Trump and his administration. ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, they all do. Therefore, 50% of the African Americans have been brainwashed by those negative messages. On the other hand, I meet a lot of Black people and African Americans who are not brainwashed by the perception, but understand the facts that what this president is doing is helping all people, including Blacks and Hispanics and other groups, and so they have been brainwashed to believe in Trump-hate and I happen to believe that there are a lot of people who are swing voters who are not buying the perception.

VARNEY: Now, in 2016, Mr. Trump got 8%, I think, of the Black vote. What do you think he gets in 2020? Because if he gets, say, 12% or 15%, he wins the deal. 

CAIN: I believe that he's going to probably hit about 20%. And that would be monumental for a presidential candidate who happens to be Republican. The reason that I feel that is because of the feedback that I get from people that I see every day, I see when I travel, they are secretly moving more toward the policies that this president and his administration are promoting and passing, and they are just not talking about it. Why? Because brainwashing and intimidation. 

Previously:

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