When a lifelong liberal billionaire says the jig is up, leftists better listen.
That’s exactly what Robert Johnson, the founder of BET, just proclaimed. And Johnson is the quintessential black guy, raised 100% democrat. And yet he’s praised president Trump before.
As Real Clear Politics recalls, Johnson felt Obama attacked the wealthy.
“Well, I think [Obama] has to recalibrate his message. You don’t get people to like you by attacking them or demeaning their success. You know, I grew up in a family of 10 kids, first one to go to college, and I’ve earned my success. I’ve earned my right to fly private if I choose to do so.
“And by attacking me it is not going to convince me that I should take a bigger hit because I happen to be wealthy. You know, it is the old — I think Ted and Fred and I we both sort of take the old Ethel Merman approach to life. I’ve tried poor and I tried rich and I like rich better. It doesn’t mean that I am a bad guy.
“I didn’t go in to business to create a public policy success for either party, Republican or Democrat. I went in business to create jobs and opportunity, create opportunity, create value for myself and my investors. And that’s what the president should be praising, not demagoguing us simply because Warren Buffet says he pays more than his secretary. He should pay the secretary more and she will pay more.”
Maybe Johnson should reconsider his party affiliation. Clearly, he’s not a fan of entitlements and instead values hard work. I think he’s possibly a closet conservative!
Now, it’s his forecast of the 2020 election that is so interesting, because Johnson nailed it.
He was interviewed on CNBC, where Johnson explained his opinion is based on facts, not politics.
According to Johnson, there’s not a single Democrat in the 2020 field today who can prevent President Trump from winning a second term.
Fox News elaborates:
“I think the president has always been in a position where it’s his to lose based on his bringing a sort of disruptive force into what would be called political norms,” he said.
In July, Johnson – the country’s first African-American billionaire – warned that the Democrats have become too liberal and said at the time that he isn’t supporting a particular 2020 candidate.
“I think the economy is doing great, and it’s particularly reaching populations that heretofore had very bad problems in terms of jobs and employment and the opportunities that come with employment,” Johnson said at the time. “African-American unemployment is at its lowest level… I give the president a lot of credit for moving the economy in a positive direction that’s benefiting a large amount of Americans.”
In other words, money talks. And since Trump is making Americans rich again, leftists don’t stand a chance.