Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was always expected to do well with African American voters, but Donald Trump may help her do even better.
"I think Trump helps drive black voter turn out. I really do," says Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) "He has created more unforced errors than any politician I've ever seen...People question his judgement."
Pollsters, strategists and Democratic politicians are beginning to forsee a November election where Trump's divisive rhetoric drives black voters to the polls for Clinton in the same numbers they came out for Obama, better enabling her to hold onto rust belt states like Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan where Trump is betting on white working class voters to win the White House.
"Any doubts about black turnout that we had, Donald Trump has more than compensated for the absence of Obama," Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) told TPM. "I think Donald Trump has done more for Democrats than any one person I know in recent history."
Rangel adds that Trump "is so frighting to every group of people. Just out of fear, people don't want to wake up Wednesday morning and find out they did it to themselves."
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