On Saturday, an Associated Press Big Story reported that 18-30 year old Americans don’t see Donald Trump as the legitimate president. The conclusion centers around a poll by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
The graph below appears to show that it is identity politics has been a significant factor in this poll.
The success of Democrat identity politics plays out very well in the graph with Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics having the highest numbers of respondents who say Trump is illegitimate.
Further proof lies in the comments by people queried.
Jermaine Anderson, 25, repeatedly brought up the comment about Mexican-Americans early in Trump’s campaign as a reason he is illegitimate.
Mr. Anderson said, “you can’t be saying that”.
That Trump is a racist is a Democrat talking point.
On June 6, 2015, Trump stated: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best…They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” He went farther in subsequent statements, later telling CNN: “Some are good and some are rapists and some are killers.”
Ever since, Trump has repeatedly said he meant some, not all.
Also quoted in the AP article was partisan John Lewis: Trump’s legitimacy as president was questioned earlier this year by Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.: “I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.”
Despite all the evidence to date showing no collision between Trump and the Trump campaign with Russia, Democrat Congressman Adam Schiff told Chuck Todd Sunday “…there was circumstantial evidence of collusion. There is direct evidence, I think, of deception and that’s where we begin the investigation.”
He made his comments in response to former deputy CIA director and rabid Clinton supporter, Mike Morell, stating there is “no evidence” of collusion.
Let’s take a moment to look at where there is evidence of collusion.
Russia-Trump collusion isn’t the reason given in the article for the millennials’ belief Trump is illegitimate – the reason is they don’t feel he’s president.
“I’m thinking, he’s saying that most of the people in the world who are raping and killing people are the immigrants. That’s not true,” said Jermaine Anderson, whose parents are from Jamaica.
Megan Desrochers, a 21-year-old student from Lansing, Michigan, was asked about Trump’s legitimacy.
“I just think it was kind of a situation where he was voted in based on his celebrity status versus his ethics,” she said.
She dislikes him but voted for him over Hillary who she didn’t trust.
Majorities of young people across racial and ethnic lines hold negative views of the GOP with minorities having the highest by far.
Young people of color have the highest favorables when it comes to the Democrat Party [47%] and the highest unfavorables of the Republicans [6 in 10].
Why is that? Again, it appears to be a result of the successful identity politicking by Democrats.
The manufactured war between the races is a booming success for Democrats. That’s not to say there aren’t significant problems but the heightening of those problems is solely the province of Democrats.
Whether they like it or not, millennials need to deal with the reality — Donald Trump is the legitimate president. A president doesn’t become illegitimate because he’s disliked.The left has won the war with millennials, not because they’ve proven he’s illegitimate, but because they worked hard at making him into the most unpopular president in our history especially with people of color and their race-baiting campaign of identity politics.