I voted for Donald Trump because there were promises made in our communities, especially the African American community, that jobs would be sent to the young people, vocational programs, apprenticeships—that the government would invest in communities for entrepreneurship.
Former State Senator Elbert Guillory (R-Opelousas) and Faye Williams (D-Alexandria), President of National Congress of Black Women, discuss efforts by the Louisiana GOP to attract more Republicans. There are 22,000 black Republicans out of three million registered total voters in the state.
It’s no secret that black conservatives often have a tough time in American politics, usually dismissed by white liberals and distrusted and viewed as “Uncle Toms” and “sellouts” by their fellow African-Americans.
Some in the Republican party in the city of St. Louis are hoping the candidacy of Andrew Jones, an African-American utility company executive, will cause other African Americans to rethink their allegiance to the Democratic party.
The healthcare fiasco taught President Trump he can't accomplish big things with just one party. He's looking to work with Democrats but his inner circle anticipates total opposition from Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.
Former State Senator Elbert Lee Guillory released a video on social media condemning the violence that erupted last week at UC Berkeley, gaining over 1 million views and almost 35,000 shares on Facebook in a day.