During the Democratic National Convention, the speakers called for unity and condemned the apparent intolerance of the Donald Trump administration.
But on the third night of the Republican National Convention, a prominent civil rights leader flipped the leftist narrative on its head. He said in fact, Trump is the better champion for equality.
Clarence Henderson, a military veteran who participated in peaceful protests in the 1960s (in defense of African-American rights), made an impassioned speech at the RNC.
He reminded Americans of the real history of America that many may have never learned in public schools.
He first praised President Trump and the Republican Party, reminding America that the GOP was responsible for passing the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments.
The 13th amendment abolished slavery, the 14th gave black men citizenship, and the 15th gave black men the right to vote.
Henderson further said:
Donald Trump is not a politician. He is a leader. Politicians are dime a dozen, leaders are priceless.
The record funding Trump gave HBCUs use is priceless too. So are the record number of jobs he created for the black community and the investment he drove into our neighborhoods with tax incentives and opportunity zones.
So are the lives he restored by passing criminal justice reform, where 91% of the inmates released are black.
Henderson concluded that these accomplishments proves Trump “truly cares about black lives.”
He then turned his attention to Joe Biden, and said that Trump “has done more for black Americans in four years than Biden has done in 50.”
If you cast a vote for Biden, Henderson says you’re making a mistake:
Americans, voters all over the country who the media has tried to convince to conform to the same democratic talking points. Do you know what that will get you?
The same old results. Joe Biden had the audacity to say if you don’t vote for him, you are not black.
To that, I say, if you do vote for Biden, you don’t know your history.
Henderson spoke about his civil rights protest, and how his friends were denied service because of the color of their skin.
He also emphasized that their peaceful sit-in didn’t cause any harm or damage, and resulted in lasting change.
Many listeners interpreted this as a silent jab at the Black Lives Matter movement, which has allegedly led to more violent protests and riots throughout the country.
Henderson voiced his support for Trump loudly and clearly. And it was very much against the Democrat narrative.
But will this result in more minority votes for the President? We’ll have to see what happens in November.
- Civil rights leader Clarence Henderson voiced his support for President Trump at the RNC.
- Henderson noted the President’s accomplishments, which prove he “truly cares” about black lives.
- He then said if you vote for Biden, “you don’t know your history.”
Source: The Daily Wire