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Ben Carson Explains Why Black Voters Are Shifting Towards Trump

Economic struggles and policy impacts push black voters to reconsider their options.

Former HUD Secretary Ben Carson has offered a compelling explanation for why an increasing number of black Americans, particularly black men, might be inclined to support former President Donald Trump in the upcoming 2024 election. Carson's insights come amid polling data indicating a significant shift away from President Joe Biden among black voters.

Economic Concerns and Crime

In a recent interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Carson highlighted several key issues resonating with black voters. “Black Americans are no different than any other Americans,” Carson remarked. “They feel the pinch of the inflation. They know what it feels like when they have to go fill up their gas tank. They see the crime that’s running rampant, that people, repeat offenders are being let out of prison and endangering them and their neighborhoods.”

Carson pointed out that many black voters are disillusioned with the current administration's handling of economic and social issues. High inflation, rising gas prices, and increasing crime rates are significant factors driving this shift. Additionally, the impact of border policies on local communities is causing frustration, as black voters feel their concerns are being sidelined.

Polling and Public Sentiment

Recent polling data underscores Carson’s points, showing a growing discontent among black voters with Biden's administration. This shift is particularly pronounced among black men, who are increasingly considering Trump as a viable alternative in key battleground states.

Bernice King, the youngest daughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., recently highlighted the need for the Biden administration to address the concerns of black voters more effectively. Speaking on Bloomberg Television, she emphasized the economic challenges facing the black community. “I think there are people in the black community who are feeling like not a lot has changed, especially economically, in the black community, and I think many of them are being driven by that,” King said.

Potential VP Consideration

Carson, who has been mentioned as a possible running mate for Trump, addressed these speculations in his conversation with CNN’s Jake Tapper. While he noted that he has not discussed the vice-presidential role with Trump, Carson expressed his willingness to engage in policy debates. “We have a unique situation, where you have juxtaposed two different administrations with different philosophies,” he said. “And people can see, how did one feel versus how did the other feel? And I would love to debate with [Vice President Kamala Harris] or with anyone about that.”


Carson’s analysis sheds light on the shifting political dynamics within the black community. As economic hardships and safety concerns continue to impact daily lives, more black voters are reconsidering their political affiliations and support. This trend could play a crucial role in the upcoming 2024 election, potentially reshaping the electoral landscape.

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