Herman Cain says Black folks are “brainwashed” against Trump

Herman Cain, CEO, The New Voice, speaks during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain made a blanket statement about African Americans telling TMZ he believes Black people are “brainwashed” to hold President Trump with disdain.

The website caught up with the business executive, who has in the past personally defended Trump, and asked him why he has few supporters in the Black community

“They’re getting brainwashed according to the news they watch,” said Cain. “And it’s been statistically shown that certain news outlets are not telling the entire truth and in some cases people are being brainwashed.”

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Cain believes Trump has done lots to help the Black community including supporting criminal justice reform and lowering the unemployment rate, which he has claimed through much of his term. In actuality, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released figures recently that shows a low overall unemployment rate, at 3.67 percent but a stagnating rate for Blacks at 6.7 percent, about 86 percent higher than the national average.