Are Trump’s economic policies helping African Americans?

Are Trump’s economic policies helping African Americans?


♪ ♪>>IT’S NOT JUST THAT DONALD TRUMP IS SAYING AND DOING RACIST THINGS, HE IS ALSO IMPLEMENTING POLICIES THAT ARE HURTING AND IMPACTING NEGATIVELY COMMUNITIES OF COLOR.>>I DON’T THINK DONALD TRUMP IS DOING AN AWFUL LOT TO APPEAL TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS. SPEAK ALL OF THE POLICIES PUT FORWARD HAVE BEEN ANTI-PEOPLE OF COLOR.>>Laura: WE HEAR THOSE LINES ALL THE TIME, BUT HERE ARE THE FACTS. SINCE PRESIDENT TRUMP TOOK OFFICE, BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT HAS HIT AN HISTORIC LOW, AND CURRENTLY SITS AT 6.7%. BY THE WAY, HE IS NOT SATISFIED WITH THAT. HE WANTED A LOT LOWER. BUT STILL PRETTY GREAT. THE NUMBER OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN EMPLOYEES OF MORE THAN 4%, AND THE MOST STUNNING OF ALL, AFRICAN-AMERICAN WAGES, THIS IS MY FAVORITE, ARE UP MORE THAN 9%. HERE NOW, IN A TRULY SPECIAL DEBATE, I’M SO HAPPY ABOUT THIS. CANDACE OWENS, BLEXIT MOVEMENT FOUNDER, AND CORNELL WEST, PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY AND PROFESSOR EMERITUS AT PRINCETON PAIRED I WANT TO TELL YOU, I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR COMING ON THE SHOW. YOU ARE AN OLD-STYLE LIBERAL. I DON’T MEAN OLD AS AN OLDER, I MEAN YOU LIKE DEBATE AND CONVERSATION, AND I THINK THAT IS AWESOME. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US TONIGHT.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME ON.>>Laura: ABSOLUTELY. I WANT TO BEGIN WITH A SIMPLE QUESTION, DR. WEST. ARE THE PRESIDENT’S POLICIES, LET’S JUST FOCUS NOW, ON HIS ECONOMIC POLICIES, ARE THEY HELPING THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY, IN YOUR VIEW?>>I THINK THAT THE STATISTICS CERTAINLY LOOK GOOD THROUGH A NARROW LENS. SO I GIVE HIM CREDIT IN THAT REGARD. BUT WE HAVE TO KEEP IN MIND THAT ON THE ONE HAND, YOU STILL HAVE GROTESQUE WEALTH INEQUALITY, YOU HAVE JOB INSECURITY, SO MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE WORKING ON WORKING MORE THAN ONE JOB. WE KNOW MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE WITHDRAWN FROM THE LABOR FORCE ARE NOT COUNTED AT ALL, BUT I THINK THE PROBLEM IS, THE PRESIDENT HAS A LANGUAGE THAT CREATES AN ATMOSPHERE THAT IS SO XENOPHOBIC AGAINST BLACK FOLKS, MEXICANS, MUSLIMS, HE RARELY WANTS TO STAY IN CONTACT. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE STATISTICS, THAT IS ONE THING, BUT WHEN YOU CREATE AN ATMOSPHERE AND AN AMBIENCE OF XENOPHOBIA, IT REINFORCES THE POLARIZATION, AND THEREFORE MANY BLACK FOLKS WOULDN’T EVEN BE ABLE TO CONNECT THE STATISTICS THAT LOOK GOOD WITH THE LANGUAGE, THE ATMOSPHERE, THAT FEELS SO BAD. AND THAT COLDHEARTED, MEAN-SPIRITED NEST, IS SOMETHING THAT CUTS VERY, VERY DEEP.>>Laura: HAVE YOU MET HIM, DR. WEST? EVER MET THE PRESIDENT?>>NO, I HAVE NEVER HAD A CONVERSATION WITH MY RIGHT-WING BROTHER. YOU KNOW I’VE CALLED HIM A GANGSTER, SEPARATION OF POWERS, BUT HE IS A HUMAN BEING.>>Laura: I’M JUST SAYING THIS BECAUSE, LOOK, YOU DON’T Y BECAUSE, LOOK, YOU DON’T U BECAUSE, LOOK, YOU DON’T A BECAUSE, LOOK, YOU DON’T D BECAUSE, LOOK, YOU DON’T I BECAUSE, LOOK, YOU DON’T D BECAUSE, LOOK, YOU DON’T N BECAUSE, LOOK, YOU DON’T T AGREE ON A LOT, BUT I LIKE THE FACT YOU ARE OUT THERE AND ADVOCATING — I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH IT. I WOULDN’T CALL YOU MEAN-SPIRITED. WE DISAGREE. BUT I THINK IF YOU ARE ACTUALLY WITH THE PRESIDENT, YOU MIGHT FIND THAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH A LOT TOGETHER, AND YOU CAN DO A LOT TOGETHER. I REALLY BELIEVE THAT. HE WILL WORK WITH PRETTY MUCH ANYBODY, AND THAT IS WHAT I HAVE FOUND, IN MY EXPERIENCE, SO I’M JUST THROWING THAT OUT THERE. CANDACE, BUT THERE IS THIS TONALITY ISSUE THAT PEOPLE SNEEZE ON WITH THE PRESIDENT. THEY ALWAYS GO BACK TO CHARLOTTESVILLE, THEY ALWAYS GO BACK TO EX-WHOLE COUNTRIES, BASES ON THE TRAVEL BAN, THOSE THREE THINGS, PROBABLY, FOR SOME, JUST WIPE OUT ANY OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS. YOUR REACTION?>>I THINK THE PRESIDENT IS DOING SOMETHING, HIS TONE IS DIFFERENT. HE TELLS THE TRUTH AND DOESN’T PANDER TO BLACK AMERICA. HE DOESN’T OFFER US A HOT SAUCE, HE OFFERS JOBS. THAT MAKES PEOPLE UNCOMFORTABLE BECAUSE THEY ARE FROM AN ERA WHERE RACE-HUSTLING AS A BUSINESS. THEY ARE USED TO TELLING AFRICAN-AMERICANS THEY ARE VICTIMS, AND THAT IS NO LONGER SELLING IN AMERICA. I WANT TO COMMENT BACK ON SAYING THAT XENOPHOBIA IS SOMETHING BLACK AMERICANS ARE AFRAID OF. XENOPHOBIA MEANS YOU HAVE A FEAR, MR. WEST, OR FOREIGNERS. BLACK AMERICANS ARE NOT FOREIGNERS IN THIS COUNTRY. WE ARE A PIECE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM, WE HAVE EARNED A PIECE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM, AND WE ARE TIRED OF BEING TOLD WE ARE SOMEHOW SEPARATE OF IT. THAT IS REALLY WHAT I HAVE TO SAY. WE ARE DOING TREMENDOUS UNDER THIS PRESIDENCY. THERE IS NO CANDIDATE OFFERING ANYTHING ON THE LEFT TO COUNTER WHAT TRUMP HAS OFFERED, JUST OFFERING MORE RHETORIC, FEARMONGERING, AND TIME IS UP ON THIS NARRATIVE. WE ARE READY TO MOVE ON AND EMBRACE OUR FUTURE.>>FIRST, XENOPHOBIA IN THE GENERIC SENSE MEANS A FEAR OF OTHER. AND BLACK FOLK HAVE BEEN OTHERRED, ENSLAVED, JIM CROW, SO OTHERRED, ENSLAVED, JIM CROW, SS OTHERRED, ENSLAVED, JIM CROW, SO FORTH. THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN OTHER-IZED. MY DEAR SISTER, MAXINE WATER, LOW IQ.>>SHE DOES HAVE A LOW IQ. THAT IS A FACT. SHE TOOK AN IQ EXAM, YOU’D FIND OUT THAT MAXINE WATERS HAD A VERY LOW IQ. IT MAY NOT BE –>>A GREAT HUMAN BEING. CALLING — THIS KIND OF LANGUAGE IS RIDICULOUS.>>I DID NOT USE THAT LANGUAGE PAIRED>> SPEAK ON TALKING AO PAIRED>> SPEAK ON TALKING AT THE PRESIDENT. THE PRESIDENT CALLING –>>Laura: I THINK THE NASTY LANGUAGE, IT IS ON BOTH SIDES.>>USE THAT LANGUAGE –>>Laura: THE PREVAILING WISDOM, DR. WEST HIGHLIGHTED IT, IS THAT RACE RELATIONS HAVE BEEN DETERIORATED, ALMOST, UNDER THIS PRESIDENT. THAT IS THE THOUGHT. THAT OBAMA WAS THE GREAT RACIAL HEALER. BUT A NEW STUDY FROM YOU PENN, NOT CONSERVATIVES, FOUND THAT ANTIBLACK PREJUDICE DECLINED BETWEEN 2012 AND 2016, BUT AFTER 2016, IT TOOK A SHARP DIVE, THERE WAS ALSO A GENERAL FALL IN ANTI-HISPANIC PREJUDICE, TOO APPEARED SO PROFESSOR WEST, TO WHAT DO YOU ATTRIBUTE THESE FINI WHAT DO YOU ATTRIBUTE THESE FING WHAT DO YOU ATTRIBUTE THESE FIN? PREJUDICE IS ON THE DOWNSWING, NOT ON THE UPSWING. AT LEAST IN THE FIRST FEW YEARS OF TRUMP.>>BASED ON THIS PARTICULAR STUDY, I WOULD HAVE TO EXAMINE HOW THEY GATHER THEIR EVIDENCE AND SO FORTH, BUT ANTI-JEWISH ATTACKS, ANTI-MEXICAN ATTACKS, AND NOT JUST ANTIBLACK ATTACKS, BUT ALSO THE POLICE DEPARTMENTS, THE MILITARIZING POLICE DEPARTMENTS, WITHDRAWAL OF THE INVESTIGATIONS, WHEN POLICE DO IN FACT SHOOT FELLOW CITIZENS, WHATEVER THEY COLOR THEY AE WHATEVER THEY COLOR THEY A->>Laura: BUT THAT WAS HAPPENING UNDER OBAMA –>>ABSOLUTELY, THAT’S TRUE. I’M JUST TALKING ABOUT CONTINUITY.>>Laura: I DO WANT TO SHARE THIS, A MOMENT THAT, GOING BACK TO IT CANDACE WORKED ON AND SPOKEN ABOUT, AND WHAT DR. WEST, I THINK YOU TWO COULD BE HAPPY ABOUT TOGETHER, HAPPENED AT THE WHITE HOUSE, I THINK IT WAS LAST MONTH. AN EVENT COMMEMORATING THE FIRST DEATH ACT. LET’S WATCH.>>AND I REALLY THANK YOU FOR SIGNING. Y’ALL PASS THIS, I’M AN EXAMPLE OF A WOMAN WHO HAS BEEN GIVEN A SECOND CHANCE. AN EXPENSE I WILL NEVER FORGET. TWO MONTHS AGO I WAS IN A PRISON CELL. THAT IS CONTINUING TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.>>Laura: DR. WEST, I DON’T THINK THEY WERE FEELING XENOPHOBIA OR MEAN-SPIRITEDNESS. I THINK THEY FOUND A PRESIDENT WHO IS WILLING TO WORK WITH PEOPLE WHO DIDN’T EVEN LIKE HIM I DIDN’T THINK HE WAS GOING TO ACCOMPLISH MUCH. AND IT GOT ALMOST NO COVERAGE. WE PLAYED IT ON OUR SHOW, MAYBE A FEW OTHER PLACES, BUT DIDN’T GET ANY COVERAGE BUT WHAT IS YOUR REACTION TO SEEING THAT?>>NO, I THINK THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT ATTEMPT TO ZERO IN ON THIS VICIOUS POLICY IN THE LAST 40 YEARS OF MASS INCARCERATION, TOWARD THOSE ENGAGED IN VARIOUS TYPES OF CRIMES. I’VE BEEN BLESSED TO TEACH IN PRISONS FOR 37 YEARS. SOMETHING THAT HAS AN IMPACT, AND I GIVE THE PRESIDENT CREDIT FOR THAT. IT IS NOT AS IF HE HAS NOTHING TO OFFER, IT IS JUST THAT THE DOMINANT ORIENTATION IS STILL TIED TO WHAT I AM CRITICAL OF WITH BOTH PARTIES, IDENTITY POLITICS FOR ME IS MILQUETOAST, NEOLIBERAL POLITICS, DON’T TALK OF — THE REPUBLICAN STILL STRIKE ME AS COLDHEARTED AND MEAN-SPIRITED, THEY ARE STILL TIED FOR TIED TO WALL STREET. I GIVE THE PRESIDENT CREDIT, BUT STILL SMALL RELATIVE TO WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR. I’VE SEEN IT IN BOTH PARTIES, EXCEPT FOR BROTHER BERNIE SANDERS, BUT THAT IS ANOTHER CONVERSATION.>>Laura: I HAVE TO GO BACK TO THIS IDEA OF RACE RELATIONS UNDER OBAMA, WHICH I ALMOST FELL OUT OF MY CHAIR ON THE CNN STORY THAT CAME OUT IN OCTOBER 2016, THEY GOT WORSE. 64% OF AMERICANS SAID IT GOT WORSE, ONLY 16% SAID I GOT BETTER. THIS WAS THE END OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION. YOU HAVE ALL OF THE THINGS — THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN PRESIDENT IN THE WHITE HOUSE, THAT HEALING DIDN’T SEEM TO TAKE PLACE.>>WHEN BARACK OBAMA FIRST WENT INTO OFFICE, I WAS A LIBERAL. I CHANGED MY MIND DUE TO EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE SAYING PRETTY DROVE THIS NATION APART, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS BRINGING THIS NATION TOGETHER. HE’S TALKING ABOUT PATRIOTISM. IT KNOWS NO COLOR OR CREED. THE LIBERAL MEDIA CAN IGNORE ALL OF THE WORK HE IS DOING IN BLACK AMERICA ALL DAY LONG. EVERY STATISTIC IN THE WORLD SHOWS YOU RIGHT NOW THAT BLACK SUPPORT FOR DONALD TRUMP HAS DOUBLED, AND THAT IS MEANINGFUL. I’M TELLING YOU, BY 2020, HE WILL BE THE FIRST PRESIDENT TO CRACK THE BLACK VOTE, TO THE DETRIMENT OF THE DEMOCRATS.>>Laura: PROFESSOR WEST, DO YOU STILL WORK IN PRISON?>>ABSOLUTELY.>>Laura: CAN I COME WITH YOU?>>YOU CAN COME EVERY TIME YOU LIKE. WE ARE GOING TO KEEP TRACK OF HUMANITY, IMAGINATION OF THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS INCARCERATED, MAKE SURE THAT THEY CAN UNLEASH THEIR POTENTIAL. BUT I SAY THIS TO CANDACE, THAT I LIKE HER INDEPENDENCE OF MIND. I THINK SHE IS WRONG MOST OF THE TIME, BUT I FIGHT FOR HER RIGHT TO BE WRONG IN THAT REGARD. ABSOLUTELY, BUT I WOULD HAVE WISHED YOU WOULD HAVE MOVED FURTHER TO THE LEFT. WHEN YOU HAVE A BLACK LIVE MOVEMENTS UNDER A BLACK PRESIDENT, IT IS NOT GOING TO BE A MATTER OF THEN MOVING TO THE RIGHT –>>SOCIALISM HAS ALREADY BEEN TRIED IN OUR COMMUNITY. IT HAS BEEN TRIED BY A WELFARE POLICIES THAT COMPLETELY CRIPPLED THE BLACK COMMUNITY. THE OTHER WELFARE POLICIES, YOU KNOW THAT. I HAD TO CREEP ALL THE WAY TO THE RIGHT.>>SOCIALISM IS POWER-SHARING. SOCIALISM IS NOT GIVING AND BECOMING DEPENDENT ON PROGRAMS.>>MR. WEST, I APPRECIATE YOUR TIME, BUT YOU KNOW BLACK CONSERVATIVES NEVER GO LIBERAL, AND THERE’S A REASON FOR THAT.>>BLACK PEOPLE ARE COMPLICATED. BLACK PEOPLE ARE COMPLICATED. WE GO BACK AND FORTH, BUT I WISH

100 thoughts on “Are Trump’s economic policies helping African Americans?

  1. Trump is a true New Yorker, and you could be white, black, blue or green and he will still call you out for who you are as a person. The problem is if you are non-white socialist and he calls you anything, all of a sudden you play the racist card and the victim card instead of addressing the real issue.

  2. How do you measure prejudice going down?…what the hell. White supremacy is in this country and is encouraged by the gangster in the White House

  3. I’m not sure why all the comments are saying this seemed like a conversation…this seemed very in your face and I was frustrated at all the angry and snake like comments that were being made to insult. Especially Candace towards West.

  4. Sucks that Mrs. Ingraham won't let Ms. Owen unleash full blown on these liberal loons!!! She has her on the show but never let's her fully speak without stepping in or turning the conversation trying to allow left leaning. All other news channels do that. This news channel is getting that way too… Slowly but surely!!!

  5. Miss Owens is wrong about the definition of xenophobia; the term covers undue fear or hatred of that which strange as well as foreign things or people. So it's not just foreign but also strange.

  6. Why is a high school grad debating with a Harvard Scholar??? Candice dropped out of college and she telling a Harvard Scholar that he is wrong and Maxine is stupid? ha ha ha… an uneducated woman is challenging a scholar??? Very odd.

  7. Does not the term African American state (race, before the fact of being American)? African? American? American should come first! Not, Poland, not Canada, not Mexico,not………………..😇👍

  8. Police have no Jesus! They don’t know Jesus! We need a righteous hearted leader who has a power cord to God! 😇

  9. West is a product of the welfare mentality. He aint going to agree with Candace. He needs a slanted, bias loaded program to exist. Equal wont cut it.

  10. So…. Dr. WEST has 0 points and has said "that's TRUE" 3Xs half way through the video and at the end said " I give the President credit "… Dr.., you're eating your words buddy.

  11. Trump is bringing America together through Patriotism? lol . Owens, I think you mean extreme nationalistic fervor in support of the status quo of the American empire. What a sellout to a corporate narrative, hidden behind a smug, easy to see through smile.

  12. That was hilarious when Candace said casually, "If you gave Maxine an IQ test, you would see it's low." Candace speaking truth.

  13. The smug pedantry of Candace to correct a man with a PhD on the definition of xenophobia (especially when she's wrong)… Why does anyone take her seriously?

  14. Probably the most respectful debate from an OG liberal. The man believes in giving cresit where credit is due and properly explains his opinion without yelling.

  15. Candace says that 'no one on the Left is offering anything to counter what Trump has offered.' That does not include me Candace and Fox: I am offering solutions to a couple big issues. If you find a flaw in any of these lmk: 

    HEALTHCARE:  Affordable healthcare that does not put the
    country in debt can be achieved, but it will require not pouring resources into
    incurable and age related conditions, especially for those with no real quality
    of life.  Should we pay $1 million a year
    to keep someone living in a bed alive for another year, or use that $1 million
    to treat curable conditions?  The needs
    of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one.  My plan is: 
    A 5% of your gross monthly pay government program with a lifetime and
    age related benefit max, so that the premiums largely pay for the
    benefits.  This plan is available to
    anyone that wants it, but anyone may still buy private health insurance.
    REGULATING GREED AND ECONOMIC
    HOPE FOR THE WORKING POOR:  Raising the
    minimum wage is a short term solution that can hurt some small businesses and
    increase inflation.  A better plan for
    the working poor, is a realistic path to home ownership.  My plan is this: 70% marginal tax rate for
    income above $600k/year, including from capital gains, e.g. real estate
    investment. That increase in federal income is used to fund a guaranteed down
    payment assistance program, available to anyone with a 3-year work history and
    ability to pay an affordable mortgage. You work for three years, even at
    minimum wage, and you can keep up on a mortgage at 30% of your pay, you get to
    buy something and get out from under the thumb of wealthy landlord
    investors.  Certainly increasing spending
    power by offering a path to stable housing costs for the working poor would
    benefit our economy, reduce crime by increasing hope and success, and the 70%
    marginal rate would limit the incentive for wealthy investors/owners to keep
    rents high and wages low.
    IMMIGRATION: 1. We provide
    humanitarian and democratic aid to countries south of our border whose citizens
    are fleeing. Allegedly, a percentage of those problems were initiated by US
    meddling in their affairs in the first place. 2. We work with Mexico to build
    work-to-stay-there housing near the border; if you are willing to work to build
    and maintain the complex, bring in money to buy food etc., you get safe housing
    there.

  16. Looks like the "atmosphere" does NOT affect anyone since they are getting jobs and higher wages… Its almost as if this "atmosphere" doesn't exist… If it was such a bad "atmosphere" then how come the numbers exist? Magic?
    Maybe stop talking about and reminding everyone about slavery in almost every conversation….

  17. Why is every interview with Candace Owens she’s so upset. She needs a slice of humble pie, she’s a very arrogant person.

  18. Let us all not forget a couple of facts. Fact #1; The entire Democratic party as well as most College Professors have done everything they can to stop President Trumps attempts to make the needed changes in this country. #2 The T.V. News Stations and reporters not allowing the complete truth to be given to the American People causes a lot of hate , anger, and distrust. ALL of this is kept President Trump from accomplishing far more than he has. Can you all imagine how much our President Trump could and would accomplish if they ALL WORKED WITH HIM ????

  19. Candace Owens is such an obnoxious dunce… She tries too hard to appear smart and we all know she’s an idiot. (Joe Rogan brought me here)

  20. 😂😂 Candace deserves dodo of the year after trying to "teach" Dr West professor of Harvard and Princeton about xenophobia and tell others they got low IQ. She definitely confuses arrogance for intellect !

  21. Lmao! The good doctor started rocking back and forth, it was on then. See, no matter how educated a black man is he always resorts back to the low hanging fruit. Ok the base word of xenophobic being xeno means alien. There's no generic term.

  22. This was a good debate! No name calling, just giving their opinions. I wish more people would do this instead of calling each other names.

  23. what the hell am I hearing. This woman is fake. wow the President is a Racist. The slave master is still a slave master

  24. Yeah always see said no unemployment because they all have 2 jobs. This guy's an idiot I don't give a ship about his degrees in his turtle neck Dickie thing

  25. i would vote for candace for pres. after 4 more years of trump …. 🙂 she is very intelligent i will admit it i had to look up the definition lol 🙂

  26. Morgan Freeman was right. It's all about the person. If you want to do it, do it. Whatever your career goals are. Black men want to be thugs and let black women keep them up. 80% of black college students are females per NPR. There's your problem. Denzel Washington said don't blame the system it starts at home. The down fall of all communities is when men stopped being family oriented and family driven. Child support doesn't raise your kids.

  27. xenophobia
    /zɛnəˈfəʊbɪə/
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    noun
    dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries.
    "the resurgence of racism and xenophobia"

  28. The left wants racism so bad. Why don't these black folks like this guy see this. The left was all for racism back in the day. Don't be blind when it's right in your face.
    Once again Candace is amazing in every way. Brains and beauty.

  29. Fixing entrenched economic policies within 3 years while fending off one's enemies, daily: Was Rome built in a day?

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  31. Can you imagine the suicide rate if we had the first, black, female president… and she was Republican. I can only pray haha

  32. Obviously this guy don't know what xenophobia means. Candace is always brilliant and so gorgeous 👏
    Trump is amazing president!

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