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Thursday, September 01, 2016

C J: I’m a Young Black Man and I Support Donald Trump

In the past 15 months, I have found myself supporting four different candidates for President: Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders and now billionaire businessman and Republican Party nominee, Donald Trump. As a 14-year-old, I may not be able to vote in this election, but I am deeply invested in its outcome.

Some have ridiculed me for supporting various candidates across the ideological spectrum. In a condescending blog post last December, conservative radio host Erick Erickson accused me of desperately seeking attention, questioned my intellectual capacity and instructed me to “shut up, and go live life.” This reaction makes one thing clear: many people in the “old guard” do not have the slightest understanding of the political philosophies of my generation.

While the past eight years may feel distant to some, the wounds—full of devastation and pain—inflicted by President Obama’s agenda remain fresh.

As a young black male, I’ve seen my community flailing and struggling due to the disastrous impacts of the Obama political agenda, and I refuse to allow the possibility of a Clinton presidency to extend that suffering. After eight years of promises of hope and change, 2 out of 5 black boys and girls live in poverty.

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[CJ Pearson is a teenage political activist and National Chairman of Teens for Trump. --Editor]

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really like this young man. He has taken the time to Educate himself on things going on. I hope he gets into Politics in near future ,he is a breath of fresh air. God bless you young man!!

Anonymous said...

He will certainly stand out. With the Democrats he would just be one of many.

Anonymous said...

I have been watching this young man. He seems to be quite intelligent especially for his young age. ( 16 ).