Herman Cain: The ‘Trump Phenomenon’ Is Winning Over Black Women

The former Republican presidential candidate claims that black women who call in to his radio show are professing their love for Donald Trump: “They didn’t say they were going from Democrat to Republican; they’re going from Democrat to Trump. I think that’s part of the phenomenon.”

Herman Cain in 2012
Herman Cain in 2012 Win McNamee/Getty Images

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain claims that the “Trump phenomenon” is so powerful that black women are leaving the Democratic Party to support Donald Trump, a current Republican presidential candidate.

“And let me tell you a phenomenon that I discovered on my radio show. I get callers who call up and say, ‘I am black, I’m female and I’m going from Democrat to Trump,’” Cain said during an appearance on Fox & Friends, Raw Story reports. “They didn’t say they were going from Democrat to Republican; they’re going from Democrat to Trump. I think that’s part of the phenomenon.”

According to Cain, the Trump phenomenon can be summed up in three words: “Leadership, fighter and winner.”

“What Trump is doing that the others may not be doing as well is attracting nontraditional voters,” Cain said. “I’ve seen many quotes of people who said, ‘I have given up on voting. I gave up on it but I’m coming back in.’”

Cain might not be that far off base, at least according to political consultant Frank Luntz, who told Politico that Trump has a good chance of winning the black vote should he win the Republican nomination.  

“If he were the Republican nominee, he would get the highest percentage of black votes since Ronald Reagan in 1980,” Luntz said. “They find him fascinating, and in all the groups I have done, I have found Obama voters, they could’ve voted for Obama twice, but if they’re African American they would consider Trump.”

Read more at Raw Story and Politico.

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