African American Voters in New York Talk About Voting for President Trump

Four years ago, candidate Donald Trump’s pitch to African Americans heading to voting booths was simple: “What do you have to lose?”

While he captured just 8 percent of the black vote in 2016, current polls suggest things could be slightly different this time around.

In November, an Emerson poll reported a 34.5 percent approval rating among black voters, and a January Gallup poll reported a 14 percent increase in satisfaction over race relations among Americans.

WNYC’s Race & Justice Unit wanted to understand what might motivate African Americans to vote for Donald Trump. Here, three Black New Yorkers explain why they’re flipping parties and voting Republican this year.

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