The country is still shocked over President Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016. Fox News, CNN and MSNBC all showed polls predicting Hillary would win by wide margin. Deadspin famously predicted Trump would get his ass kicked. African Americans assumed Hillary would ride the wave of Barack Obama’s progress. Trump’s victory shocked a nation, and now the finger pointing has begun. First it was Russia who undermined Hillary; the Mueller Report may have debunked that theory. Actress/comedienne Amanda Seales of HBO’s Insecure recently implied black men were to blame:
Amanda Seales somehow used the Jussie Smollett situation to illogically blame Black men as a group. And in this incoherent rant, she also blamed Black men for Trump being in office. This woman’s anti-Black male hatred is typical of the Shea Butter Twitter crew#smh
— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) February 21, 2019
What Do you all think all this is? You think one actor (Jussie Smollett) if false is problematic, set us back? No. What set us back is the fact that not enough black men came out to vote; therefore, we got this %*!$#&! ass president in office.
The fact that celebrities, actors, comedians, rappers, et. al get to be the authority on matters involving politics and economics is specific to African Americans. When entertainers speak on important matters, it can go viral regardless of the fact pattern. Celebrities and pundits like Ta-Nehisi Coates have blamed Trump’s victory on racism, white supremacy, and the Russians. However, “it was black men fault” is a new one.
I am a big fan of Ms. Seales’ work as an actress. The few times I have watched Insecure, Tiffany (played by Seales) and Kelli (played by Natasha Rothwell) have been the most compelling characters. Misinformation on the economy, Obama’s failed economic policies, and what is actually driving social unrest continue to dominate the public domain. That is why I started Trump And The Global Economy (“Trump And The GE”), a quarterly speaker series to parse the impact of Trump’s policies on the global economy and the black community.
Trump And The GE gathers economists, politicians, pollsters, entrepreneurs, activists, et. al, to bring real information to the public. At our inaugural event in June 2017 was headlined by John McLaughlin of McLaughlin & Associates, who did the polling for Donald Trump in the 2016 election. McLaughlin was likely the only pollster who predicted Trump would win. He also predicted Obama would win in 2008. In the following video McLaughlin explains how Trump actually won.
McLaughlin will headline Trump And The GE Cures The Varisity Blues May 8th in mid-town Manhattan, from 7PM to 9PM. We welcome Ms. Seales, Tiffany, Kelli (and other artists) to attend this event, pick our brains and ask the hardest questions they can think of. We implore Ms. Seales to (i) engage Mr. McLaughlin directly on how Trump got elected and Trump’s prospects for 2020 and (ii) use her huge platform to share that information with her fans.