Actor and outspoken Trump supporter James Woods just shared a strong message from black conservative and “Blexit” leader Rob Smith.
“Blexit” means persuading black Americans to exit the Democratic Party.
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— Larry Elder (@larryelder) March 10, 2020
In a video created in 2019 in the wake of President Trump’s critical comments at the time about Baltimore’s leadership, Smith targets the Democratic leadership of Baltimore and denounces black elected officials for saying that condemning the current poor state of the city is somehow racist.
“You can’t keep telling the people that it is racist to criticize the people whose policies created all of this,” Smith said. “This is Baltimore. Baltimore is over 60% black. Baltimore’s mayor is black. Baltimore’s last mayor is black. The mayor before that was black. The elected officials were black.”
“Baltimore has a poverty rate of over two times the state average of Maryland,” Smith continued. “Baltimore has trash in the streets. Baltimore has dilapidated homes. Baltimore has African American citizens who don’t feel safe.” Smith added, “The left wants to tell you that criticizing black elected officials is racist. That is an absolute scam.”
James Woods Takes Note
Woods shared the video and wrote, “This is a powerful indictment of the failures of the Democratic Party in a once proud city. The failed leaders responsible for this debacle will say otherwise, but it isn’t about anything else but that.”
This is a powerful indictment of the failures of the Democratic Party in a once proud city. The failed leaders responsible for this debacle will say otherwise, but it isn’t about anything else but that. pic.twitter.com/buUDj4EvGI
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) May 18, 2020
Smith, an Army veteran who is also gay, has said in the past that coming out as a black conservative was harder than coming out as a gay man.
Smith Supports President Trump
In an op-ed for Fox News, Smith defended President Trump from charges of racism. “I believe Trump was trying to draw attention —and certainly succeeded in doing so— to unacceptable conditions in Baltimore and saying that Cummings and other Democratic elected officials have not done enough to improve those conditions,” Smith wrote.
“It’s a fact that Baltimore has more than its fair share of problems,” he continued. “The citizens of Baltimore are, without question, not responsible for these unfortunate conditions. It’s not racist to say the officials they elected are responsible for not doing more to make the city a better place to live.”
Rob Smith: Trump is delivering for African-Americans. Dems need to work with him to benefit Baltimorehttps://t.co/80vxsrIeD2
— Eddie Donovan (@EddieDonovan) July 31, 2019
Rob Smith is a smart young conservative with a bright future. James Woods was right to take notice. Democrats probably should too.
This piece originally appeared in ThePoliticalInsider.com and is used by permission.
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