*President Trump intends to woo Black voters through an online store that’s offering “WOKE” MAGA gear.
Supporters can now purchase “Woke” hats and “Black Voices for Trump” T-shirts from his campaign store, as the merch aims to expand his reach to his Black voters.
Trump’s official campaign website features unisex T-shirts selling at $25 a piece, and bearing the words, “Black Voices for Trump.”
“Proudly wear the official Black Voices for Trump Tee and show your support for our great President,” a message reads alongside the shirt on the page.
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They only need a couple more points out of these communities & I’m telling u right now, Dems lack of communicating & engagement w/ a segment of the more low info & disgruntled Black electorate is a problem – seeing it in focus groups across the country. https://t.co/8iBCbOzjek
— Cornell Belcher (@cornellbelcher) February 27, 2020
Another hat sold in the online store reads “Woke,” on the front and the word, “MAGA” on the back, for $35 each.
“It’s time to get #woke,” a Twitter account for Trump’s campaign posted Wednesday in reference to the new merchandise.
“It’s a woke concept,” Katrina Pierson, a senior campaign advisor, told reporters Wednesday, New York Times reports. “For decades you have had a community that has been controlled by the Democratic Party. Republicans haven’t even gone in to deliver their message.”
While Trump tries to put on a show in Black communities, most voters believe he is a racist and fundamentally unconcerned about the lives of Black people. https://t.co/YymzLFIU0u https://t.co/dTcMcKle0Q
— Adrianne Shropshire (@AdrianneShrop) February 27, 2020
The Trump reelection campaign plans to open offices in black neighborhoods to register voters and sell MAGA gear. But a top Democrat who specializes in polling Black voters has warned that this could be problematic amid the party’s lack of engaging some Black voters, per Mediaite.
“It’s really important that we take this next step and really bring those voters into the party.” – @KatrinaPierson
— Trump War Room – Text WOKE to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) February 26, 2020
A recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that Trump’s approval rating with Black voters is hoovering around 14 percent. He received 8 percent of the Black vote in 2016.
“We see the numbers coming up in the polls and the demand on the ground when we do these types of events, so it’s really important that we take this next step and really bring those voters into the party,” Pierson told NPR earlier this week.