Obama Suggests Trump’s ‘Stereotypical Macho Style’ Appealed To Some Young Black Voters


Former President Obama said President Trump’s “stereotypical macho style” was to blame for his increase in Black male voters this election cycle.

Trump’s share of the Black electorate grew from 6 percent in 2016 to 8 percent in 2020. He did better with Black men than Black women — 12 percent of Black men voted Trump, and only 6 percent of Black women.

“I think men generally are more susceptible to public figures who act tough, try to project a stereotypical macho style,” Obama told Peter Hamby, host of Snapchat’s “Good Luck America,” according to Axios. “I don’t think Black men are immune to that any more than White or Hispanic men are.

Trump’s support among Latino voters grew to 35 percent, up from 28 percent in 2016.

Overall, women supported the Democratic ticket in the presidential election over men by 9 points — 55 percent to 46 percent, according to The Associated Press’ Votecast. But Republican women made big gains in Congress. Of the 12 seats Republicans seized from Democrats this… (Read more)

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