President Trump did not hold back when he was discussing his track record and plans to continue supporting the Black Community, and earning their votes.
President Donald Trump pointed out to supporters Friday night at a campaign rally in Macon, Georgia, what he and his administration have done for the black community in America.
“I got criminal justice reform done, prison reform, Opportunity Zones with [Sen.] Tim Scott (R) from South Carolina — a great, great man, great person,” Trump said.
As the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), a bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce, explains, an Opportunity Zone is “an economically-distressed community where private investments, under certain conditions, may be eligible for capital gain tax incentives.”
Opportunity Zones were created under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which Trump championed and signed into law three years ago. They encourage economic development and job creation by incentivizing investments in low-income areas. Investors can defer tax on any prior gains invested in a Qualified Opportunity Fund until the date on which the investment is sold or exchanged, whichever is earlier, until the end of 2026.
The president also discussed his support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and setting their funding for a ten-year period.
In addition, Trump has pledged to support school choice and, as he said in Georgia, Joe Biden, who is backed by the teachers’ unions, opposes it.
Black Americans, however, have been strong supporters of school choice and have drifted from the Democrat Party and Biden in this key area.
A survey released last week by the Manhattan Institute revealed 66-70 percent of likely voters in five battleground states this election season support publicly funded K-12 school choice, which Democrat presidential nominee Biden has rejected.
For the Manhattan Institute survey, questions about school choice were added to Rasmussen’s regular polling of 1,000 likely voters in each of these swing states for presidential and senatorial races.
Of all likely voters surveyed, 66–70 percent either strongly or somewhat supported the concept of publicly funded K-12 school choice. Moreover, support for publicly funded school choice was higher among blacks, at 65–77 percent.
Several other recent polls confirm black and Hispanic Americans, as well as whites, overwhelmingly support school choice.
One national poll commissioned by the American Federation for Children in January 2019, found 67 percent of voters support school choice, including 73 percent of Latinos, 67 percent of blacks, and 68 percent of whites.
President Donald Trump and his administration have been ardent supporters of school choice.
In August, during his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, Trump pointed to the devastating impact of Biden’s opposition to school choice, particularly on children of minority families.
“Biden … vowed to oppose school choice and close down charter schools, ripping away the ladder of opportunity for black and Hispanic children,” the president said, adding that, if elected to a second term, he will “expand charter schools and provide school choice to every family in America, and we will always treat our teachers with the tremendous respect they deserve.”
Sources: Breitbart: Trump Supports School Choice