In a segment on “The Five” about Robert F. Kennedy Jr., reportedly about to shift to independent for his presidential run, Watters argued that the move would not hurt Trump. He said the longshot Kennedy’s Black following would undermine President Joe Biden if the incumbent and Trump clash in the 2024 general election.
“You will not see Trump-looking voters at RFK rallies,” he said. “It is college students and Black Americans, OK? That’s not what I consider the Trump base!”
Cohost Jessica Tarlov shot back, “You’re admitting now that Black people do not like Donald Trump.”
Watters replied that he was speaking demographically but basically reinforced her point.
“Trust me, they don’t vote for Trump,” Watters said. “They vote for Democrats. ... Trump is not winning the Black vote. ... When you see a crowd of Black people and college students, you do not say, ‘That is a Trump rally!’ I mean,n c’mon, people, are we stupid here?”
Trump was found to be exaggerating when he claimed recently that support for him among Black Americans quadrupled or quintupled since his Georgia mug shot was released. But The Washington Post reported that the four-times-indicted ex-president was polling “historically well” among Black people, averaging 20% of their vote. He reportedly won just 8% of the Black vote in his 2020 defeat.
Trump made headlines in 2020 for dubiously claiming that he had “done more for Black Americans than anybody with the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln.”