Democrats are ramping up their attacks on Donald Trump.
They’re using every dirty trick in the book to weaken Trump for the general election in November.
But the Democrats could lose one voting bloc they never expected.
Donald Trump handed Hillary Clinton and the establishment a crushing defeat.
The Democrats’ succession plan went up in flames.
One of the reasons why was because Clinton was a deeply unpopular candidate who couldn’t reassemble Barack Obama’s coalition.
Despite unrelenting slander calling Trump a racist, he outperformed Mitt Romney among black and Hispanic voters.
Since then, Trump has overseen an economy that’s registered all-time low unemployment figures for black and Hispanic Americans.
That doesn’t bode well for the Democrats who can’t afford to lose any black and Hispanic support if they plan to defeat Trump in 2020.
Recent surveys have shown that black support for Trump is as high as 34%.
And now Democrats are concerned that Trump could be gaining more support in the Latino community, particularly in the swing state of Florida.
There’s growing concern among Florida Democrats that Trump branding the party as socialist will have adverse effects among Hispanic voters who fled communist hellscapes in Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and other countries.
Evelyn Perez-Verdia, a political consultant in South Florida said that concerns over socialism have had an effect in the past.
“They are playing with the fears of our communities,” she said.
But those fears are warranted.
Bernie Sanders, a life-long communist, has essentially become the thought leader of the Democrat Party.
Every single primary candidate has essentially adopted all of Sanders’s policies including socialized medicine, “free” college, and excessive tax hikes.
Sanders also has a long track record of defending and praising the socialist dictators that caused so many Hispanics to flee to South Florida.
Sanders has praised Fidel Castro in Cuba, Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua, and Hugo Chavez in Venezuela.
It only makes sense that Latinos in the state would be apprehensive about those ideas ascending.
Cuban expats risked death on rickety boats and rafts to escape Castro’s prison island.
Castro would try to sink the boats leaving Cuba by dropping sandbags on them from helicopters.
Fears of socialism are why Democrats are spending millions of dollars to engage with voters in the community to assure them those fears are unfounded.
But the proof is in the pudding.
It’s highly unlikely Trump will pull 34% of the black vote and over 50% of the Latino vote in 2020.
But if Trump goes from 8% to 10-12% of the black vote, and goes from 29% to 31-32% of the Hispanic vote, Democrats have almost no chance of defeating him in November.
Even an anchor from Univision acknowledges that the Democrats will have an uphill battle.
In a conversation with DNC chairman Tom Perez, Univision anchor Patricia Janiot asked, “President Trump has achieved something important, especially for Latinos, which is to reduce the unemployment rate to historic lows. How, then, can the democrats compete with a president who has been beneficial to Latinos on economic matters?”
Perez didn’t have a good answer, and neither does anyone else in the party.