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President Trump builds on his record with Black Americans
Platinum Plan will raise economic tide
Published Wednesday, October 7, 2020 1:29 pm
by Addul Ali

Addul Ali is former chair of the Kannapolis Community Development Commission and a member of the Black Voices for Trump coalition.

I know we’ve all heard the saying that “this is the most important election of our lifetime,” and I genuinely believe that the 2020 election is the most important in the history of our country.

As I sat to write this op-ed, I am reminded of the recording done in 1949 by the Library of Congress of one Mr. Fountain Hughes, a former slave. The recording reminded me of just how far America has come, and where Democrats want to seemingly take us back to. The idea that in 2020, my skin color is the determining factor of how I am treated in the workplace, by the police, or how I am viewed by “society” is an attempt to have me as a person of color concentrating on a past – though I  never experienced slavery.

The same people would have me believe that Donald J. Trump is a xenophobic, egomaniacal modern American version of Mussolini.

The exciting thing to me is that in the age of easy access to information, many of my fellow Americans believe those very things about a President who has taken no salary and at every turn put America first.

It is interesting to me that for years I’ve heard Democrat politicians talking about the need for criminal justice reform in America while doing nothing about it. It took the Trump Administration to pass the First Step Act, which has benefitted African Americans the most by far. It’s interesting to me to hear politicians talking about the need for equity in education and the need for Black Americans to have equal access to a good education; meanwhile, they are against opportunity scholarships and school choice.

President Donald Trump not only supports school choice and opportunity scholarships, but he also worked to ensure that Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ received increased and permanent funding, which no other administration or president had done. Does this sound like the work of a racist? I think not.

And that’s not all. President Trump is now launching his Platinum Plan to ensure opportunity, security, prosperity, and fairness for Black Americans moving forward. He is committing $250 billion to create an era of new prosperity for Black communities throughout the country, and he is promising to build on the First Step Act with new legislation. President Trump has provided so much for us, and he’s not stopping anytime soon.

Meanwhile, I look at the economy of former President Obama with its burdensome regulations, its growth of the welfare state, and its failure to lift Americans out of poverty in contrast to the Trump economy that saw the highest levels of labor force participation and lowest rates of unemployment for Black Americans before the Chinese virus pandemic.

I ask you why would a racist care to make things better for Black and Latino Americans?  Why would a racist support citizenship for Liberians? Why would a racist stand on a stage with Rosa Parks and Muhammed Ali? Why would a racist do a skit on a Method Man album, for crying out loud?

I am Black and Hispanic, I am a veteran, and I am a Republican. I will be voting for Donald Trump on Nov. 3. Not just because of the economy, not just because of the restoration and modernization of the United States military, not because of the historic peace deals in the middle east or Europe but because Donald J. Trump is the only thing in the way of America becoming the next Cuba or Venezuela.  

Addul Ali is former chair of the Kannapolis Community Development Commission and a member of the Black Voices for Trump coalition.


Posted on October 18, 2020
I like your article. It's a great summary of the considerations voters should undertake.
Posted on October 12, 2020
God bless & protect the great President Trump for selflessly & courageously saving the lives of black & Hispanic unborn babies & their moms from the horrific & violent act of abortion that kills unborn human beings and emotionally mauls their mothers & that targets black & Hispanic minorities!
Posted on October 12, 2020
Appreciate the above article. The liberal news media would have the world believe President Trump is a racist among other horrible names.
Posted on October 11, 2020
Only The American Mussolini can save Black Americans. "
Don't believe what you see and hear, believe what I tell you to believe."
Posted on October 10, 2020

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