New York Times Claims POTUS Paid Only $750 in Taxes During First Year in Office, Trump Lawyer Says NYT Facts Are ‘Inaccurate’

H/T Western Journal.

If the New York Slimes said day was light and night was dark I would not believe the lying bastards.

 

President Donald Trump is disputing a New York Times report that he paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for president and in his first year in the White House.

Trump, who has fiercely guarded his tax filings and is the only president in modern times not to make them public, paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years, The Times reported Sunday.

More recently, the president’s financial disclosures indicated he earned at least $434.9 million in 2018, but the tax filings reported a $47.4 million loss.

The report, which the Times said comes from tax return data it obtained extending over two decades, comes at a pivotal moment ahead of the first presidential debate Tuesday and weeks before a divisive election against Democrat Joe Biden.

Speaking at a news conference Sunday at the White House, Trump dismissed the report as “fake news” and said he has paid taxes, though he gave no specifics. He also vowed that information about his taxes “will all be revealed,” but he offered no timeline for the disclosure and made similar promises during the 2016 campaign.

The president has fielded court challenges against those seeking access to his returns, including the U.S. House, which is suing for access to Trump’s tax returns as part of congressional oversight.

During his first two years as president, Trump received $73 million from foreign operations, which in addition to his golf properties in Scotland and Ireland included $3 million from the Philippines, $2.3 million from India and $1 million from Turkey, The Times reported. The president in 2017 paid $145,400 in taxes in India and $156,824 in the Philippines, compared to just $750 in U.S. income taxes, according to The Times.

Trump has taken tax deductions on personal expenses such as housing, aircraft and $70,000 in haircare. Losses in the property businesses solely owned and managed by Trump appear to have offset income from his stake in the television show “The Apprentice” and other entities with multiple owners.

During the first two years of his presidency, Trump relied on business tax credits to reduce his tax obligations, according to the report. The Times said $9.7 million worth of business investment credits that were submitted after Trump requested an extension to file his taxes allowed him to reduce his income and pay just $750 each in 2016 and 2017.

Trump, starting in 2010, claimed and received an income tax refund that totaled $72.9 million, which The Times said was at the core of an ongoing audit by the IRS. The president has declined to release his taxes because of the audit.

A lawyer for the Trump Organization, Alan Garten, told The Times that “most, if not all, of the facts appear to be inaccurate.”

He said in a statement to the news organization that the president “has paid tens of millions of dollars in personal taxes to the federal government, including paying millions in personal taxes since announcing his candidacy in 2015.”

The New York Times said it declined Garten’s request for the tax filings in order to protect its sources.

During his first general election debate against Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016, Clinton said that perhaps Trump wasn’t releasing his tax returns because he had paid nothing in federal taxes.

Trump interrupted her to say, “That makes me smart

Nolte: Democrats Switch Focus from Mail-In Voting to In-Person Voting

H/T Breitbart.

DemocRats are switching from voting by mail to in person voting why?

We’re less than 40 days out from the election and all of a sudden Democrats are urging people to vote in person as opposed to mailing in their ballots.

The far-left Axios reports “Democrats are exponentially more likely to vote by mail than Republicans this year — and if enough mail-in ballots are lost, rejected on a technicality or undercounted, it could change the outcome of the presidential election or other key races.”

This is just my opinion, but I don’t think that’s it at all. Oh, I don’t doubt Democrats are worried over all the news stories about the rejection rate of mail-in ballots, and how they mysteriously end up in dumpstersditchesdiscardedbackroomsmissing, and other bizarre places.  And I’m sure Democrats understand in a close race, Trump intends to fight like the devil over every mail-in ballot that looks fishy, and you can bet plenty of them will…

Overall, though, and again this is just one man’s opinion, I think this pivot is a wink-wink-nod-nod-know-what-I-mean-know-what-I-mean move to get Democrats to vote twice.

Okay, you’ve mailed in your ballot. Now it’s time to show up and vote once again — you know, just to be sure.

Too cynical?

Really? You think that’s too cynical for a political party that is right now encouraging and openly funding rioting, arson, and looting?

You think that’s too cynical for a party that just nominated a vice presidential pick who openly calls on people to financially support rioting, arson, and looting?

How about a political party that used a Russian spy to fabricate a phony dossier so they could spy on Donald Trump’s campaign and overturn a presidential election?

How about a political party needlessly shutting down our economy?

Or a political party that accused an innocent man of being a serial rapist just to keep him off the Supreme Court?

A political party about to arbitrarily pack the Supreme Court until it can get the outcomes it wants wouldn’t dare cheat to win the White House? You want me to buy that?

How about a political party mailing out millions — literally millions — of unrequested ballots…  Firing off all these massive mail-in ballot cannons into the ether?

Come on…

Cheaters cheat.

Liars lie.

Democrats are cheaters and liars.

Besides, mail-in voting is stupid.

As Axios points out, “In Florida, voters are twice as likely to have their absentee ballot rejected if they’ve never voted that way before” … “In North Carolina, Black voters’ ballots are being rejected at more than four times the rate of white voters” … and “More than 550k mail-in ballots were rejected during the presidential primaries this year.”

Smart people vote in person on Election Day.

You vote in person so you know your vote’s been counted.

You vote in person on Election Day because that leaves a whole lot less time for shenanigans, for oopsies, like Oh, golly gee, however did all these ballots for Trump in a critical swing state end up in a dumpster?

You really going to trust the post office?

You don’t think postal workers know the zip codes where all the Trump 2020 signs are?

You don’t think it’d be a little tempting to misplace ballots from that particular zip code? 

 

Texas AG Ken Paxton says there’s ‘a lot of voter fraud’ involving mail-in ballots

H/T Fox News.

We have already seen proof of Trump ballots being discarded.

Supreme Court rules in favor of Texas GOP amid push to expand mail option over COVID-19 pandemic.

Paxton, a Republican, said on “Fox & Friends Weekend” that the GOP-controlled state Legislature has the right to steer clear of universal mail-in ballots.

“In Texas, the Legislature has tried to balance this idea of if people are out of town or they can’t vote, we allow them to vote. But we also know there is a risk, a higher risk of voter fraud, with these mail-in ballots. So they have limited it,” he said.

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court kept in place a lower court order blocking a request from state Democratic leaders to expand the mail option, at least while the case is being litigated.

President Trump celebrated the decision.

“Big WIN in Texas on Mail-In Ballots!” he tweeted.

Voting by mail in Texas is generally limited to those 65 or older or those with a “sickness or physical condition” that prevents voting in person. The Texas GOP has argued that fear of getting the virus doesn’t qualify as a disability under the law.

The fight in Texas is one of several nationwide over expanding access to mail-in ballots amid the pandemic. Primary runoff elections in Texas are set for July 14.

“Fox & Friends” host Jedediah Bila asked Paxton to respond to critics who say the claim of increased fraud is bogus.

“Well, they obviously haven’t been investigating fraud in my state,” Paxton replied. “Because we have a team of lawyers and investigators [whose] sole job is to investigate voter fraud.”

“Two-thirds of our cases over the last decade have been about mail-in ballots. And so we know for a fact that there is mail-in ballot voter fraud going on every day.

“And so we’re dealing with it. We’re prosecuting it. If we actually had more resources, then we would be prosecuting more,” he said.

“There is a lot of voter fraud going on,” Paxton added.

Jill Biden’s Ex-Husband: Joe Lied About Marriage to Cover Up Infidelity

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

Being a philander is a resume enhancer look at John Kennedy,Ted Kennedy and Slick Willie Clinton.

Joe Biden lied about meeting his wife Jill on a blind date, and their 43-year marriage actually grew out of an extramarital affair, Jill Biden’s ex-husband claimed in an interview with Inside Edition on Monday.

Bill Stevenson, who was married to Jill Biden from 1970 to 1975, told Inside Edition that he introduced Joe and Jill Biden in 1972, the year Joe Biden first ran for Senate.

“I was betrayed by the Bidens. Joe was my friend. Jill was my wife,” Stevenson, a fundraiser for Biden’s first Senate campaign, told Inside Edition.

Stevenson said he decided to speak out now “because [Biden] is picking on people about character.”

Biden has long claimed that he met Jill, then a local model, when his brother Frank set them up on a blind date in 1975, three years after Biden’s first wife Neilia and infant daughter were killed in a car accident. According to Biden, the couple saw a movie and fell in love. They married two years later. But Stevenson rejected this account, claiming he brought his then-wife Jill to Biden’s home in 1972, which is when the two actually first met.

“Right before the election in ’72, Jill, Joe, Neilia, and I were in [Biden’s] kitchen,” said Stevenson. “How do you forget that?”

Stevenson, who owned a popular college bar called the Stone Balloon in Wilmington, Del., said he had held a fundraiser for Biden that past August.

He said he first realized his wife was having an affair with Biden when a man stopped by his bar one day and asked him to pay for damage Jill had apparently caused to his car during a fender-bender. The man told Stevenson that Biden, not Jill, had been driving her car at the time.

Stevenson said he also became suspicious after Jill declined to go with him to meet Bruce Springsteen, telling him she had to babysit Biden’s two young children instead.

Stevenson claimed he and Jill split up soon after, and she went on to marry Biden.

A spokesperson for Jill Biden pushed back on her ex-husband’s allegations on Monday, telling Inside Edition, “These claims are fictitious seemingly to sell and promote a book.”

Biden Stumbles Over His Words, His Notes, and His Facts

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

Joe Pee Pads Biden is not mentally fit to be a dog catcher.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has insisted he’s not slowing down, but this week he struggled to read his notes and speak clearly, and he even repeated one of the falsehoods about his college career that sunk his 1988 presidential campaign.

Michigan Needs to Punt, Peters Out of the Senate

H/T AmmoLand.

Voters of Michigan here is your chance to elect a Conservative as your next Senator by electing John James.

 

Michigan – -(AmmoLand.com)- Michigan is one state where you think Senators would not think of a course of action that fails to respect the Second Amendment. Sadly, that is not the case with either Debbie Stabenow or Gary Peters. In 2018, John James didn’t beat Stabenow, but he came within seven points – polls had shown Stabenow with as much as a 17-point margin.

Aside from his 2018 Senate run, James is a newcomer to politics. After that race, he was considered for the UN Ambassador spot vacated by Nikki Haley, but the Trump Administration went with a different candidate. James is now running again, and this time, he has a very good chance to beat Peters – and such an outcome would be very good news.

 

How bad is Gary Peters on our rights? You can just look at some of his votes as compiled by Project VoteSmart. He opposed concealed carry reciprocity, he backed D.C.’s onerous gun laws, and he opposed the Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act. Those are the lowlights of his track record in three terms in the House of Representatives and one in the United States Senate.

His public statements also show a history of attacking our rights. He not only backed Obama’s efforts to punish millions of law-abiding gun owners for the horrific Sandy Hook shooting, he opposed efforts to allow teachers who wished to have tools to protect their students to do so. Peters has even attacked sportsmen.

It’s clear that in a state where many respect the Second Amendment, Peters is just not a fit. Instead, he supports just about anything that Bloomberg’s stooges want to see passed. While Project VoteSmart says his position on guns is “unknown,” it also notes he got a 100 percent rating from the Brady Campaign.

With just that track record, Peters warrants replacement. But when it comes to the secondary issues of importance to law-abiding gun owners, Peters is also bad. When it comes to campaign finance “reform,” Peters has backed a number of measures, including a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. That could allow them to pass legislation that would make a column like this one, which educates loyal Ammoland readers and other Second Amendment supporters about Peters’ atrocious record during the run-up to an election, illegal.

When it comes to judges, Peters is no better, with a track record of opposing those who would uphold our rights. In addition, his first vote in the three Congresses he has served in was to make Charles Schumer the Senate Majority Leader.

Without a doubt, Peters needs to be replaced. Second Amendment supporters can check out the campaign site of John James here. They also need to support the National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund to help make sure that anti-Second Amendment extremists like Peters are voted out of office.

 

AG Bill Barr Slams Democrats for Demanding ‘Biden or No Peace’: ‘Rule by the Mob’

H/T Breitbart.

The DemocRats say there will be no peace if Biden loses.

They have yet to run afoul of a bunch of pissed off veterans and good old boys.

I can see a major can of whoop ass getting opened on the DemocRat Nancy Boys.

Attorney General William Barr told WGN Radio on Monday that Democrats were demanding “[Joe] Biden or no peace,” adding that they were “creating an incendiary situation” that would lead to “rule by the mob” and a “socialist path.”

Speaking to conservative Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass for his podcast, The Chicago Way, Barr was unusually strident:

 

The so-called “Resistance,” which is not a proper term to use in our democracy — you know, instead of loyal opposition, it became actual resistance. There undoubtedly are many people in the government who surreptitiously work to thwart the administration, and the turn now to the mob violence, and the countenancing of mob violence, is another very disconcernting development, because I think, increasingly, the message of the Democrats appears to be, “Biden or no peace.” … That is rule by the mob, and we’re approaching that.

Barr was in Chicago for Operation LeGend, the federal effort to shore up local law enforcement in several cities that have crime waves in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests and riots.

He said that after crime rates had fallen across the nation for two decades, recent liberal reforms in many parts of the country had created new threats to public safety.

The effect on inner city communities had been “devastating,” Barr said, because unlike “wealthier liberals,” they could not “buy their way out of it” and move to “gated communities.”

People in the urban communities most affected by crime wanted “more police, not fewer police,” he said. While they wanted police reforms, and felt the police had been insensitive, they did not want to weaken the criminal justice system.

Barr added that this was the most important election of our lifetimes.

“As an attorney general, I’m not supposed to get into politics,” he said.

However, he said: “I think we were getting into a position where we were going to find ourselves irrevocably committed to a socialist path, and I think if Trump loses this election, that will be the case. In other words, I think there’s now a clear fork in the road for our country.”

Barr warned that the mail-in ballot was a “terrible danger” to the integrity of democracy.

The traditional voting system, he said, had been designed to protect the secrecy of the ballot. “All of that is gone with mail-in [voting]. There’s no secret vote.” Mail-in ballots were associated, by design with the person who cast them, he noted.

He mocked Democrats for claiming that President Donald Trump would refuse to leave office if he lost.

“Liberals project. You know, the president is going to stay in office, and seize power, and all that [expletive]? I’ve never heard of that crap. I mean, I’m the attorney general, I would think I wouldd have heard about it. They’re projecting. They’re creating an incendiary situation, where there’s going to be loss of confidence in the vote.”

He lamented that much of the great thought that provided the foundation of American democracy had been forgotten, or perhaps never taught to young Americans.

“I personally think — and I’ve been saying this for decades — that the only way out of this is school choice, where we return education to the control of the parents.”

He said that it was harder to believe that public schools could be “neutral,” given that what was being defined as “neutral” was rejected by many Americans.

Kass was recently accused, falsely, of antisemitism for pointing out the role of George Soros in funding the election of left-wing prosecutors.

Nolte: National Poll — Donald Trump 47%, Joe Biden 46%

H/T Breitbart.

President Trump will beat Joe Pee Pads Biden by a landslide come November.

President Donald Trump has taken a 47 to 46 percent national lead from the aging and enfeebled Joe Biden in the latest polling from Rasmussen.

“The survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted September 9-10 and 13-15,” per the polling firm, and this is more proof of Trump’s momentum. In this same poll last week, Biden was up 48 to 46 percent. The week prior Biden was up 49 to 45 percent. That is a steady five point total shift in Trump’s direction over two weeks.

 

In Rasmussen’s daily tracking poll, Trump now enjoys a 52 percent job approval rating, compared to just 46 percent who disapprove. That puts him six points above water after a dismal summer that saw those numbers reversed (and worse) at times.

A good faith search of Trump’s disapproval rating, shows that 46 percent number might he his lowest yet in this particular poll.

At this same time during his failed presidency, Barack Obama only had a 50 percent approval rating.

While Rasmussen is a bit of an outlier, there’s no question the momentum is with the president. Ever since the conventions, not even the national political media’s fake attack on Trump using lies about the president demeaning dead Marines has slowed his momentum in the state and national polling.

According to the RealClearPolitics poll of polls, the president’s overall job approval rating is now at a fairly healthy 45.1 percent, a four point jump in two months. His average disapproval rating is still too high at 53.4 percent, but is trending down.

In the average of the polls in a general election match-up, Biden still leads 49.2 to 43 percent against Trump, but that 6.2 point lead is down from a ten point deficit in late June.

Biden leads in most of the swing states, but the overall race is now within the margin of error in most of those states.

If you’re looking at the polls, you want to be Biden.

If you’re looking at momentum and enthusiasm, you want to be Trump.

There are still 48 days until Election Day and three presidential debates. A lot can happen between now and then, and a lot will.

This Rasmussen poll is the first national poll to show Trump in the lead since February.

Has Billionaire Bloomberg ‘Bought’ Biden with $100M Florida Effort?

H/T AmmoLand.

Joe Pee Pads Biden is owned body and soul by Bloomberg.

U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s weekend revelation that he will spend $100 million in Florida to secure a win for Democrat Joe Biden has set off alarm bells in the gun rights community, especially after the former vice president went full-bore with a gun control push in reaction to the vicious ambush of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies.

Biden’s Twitter rant demanding a ban on so-called “assault weapons” and “high-capacity magazines”—neither of which were apparently used in the Compton attack—is already taking heavy criticism.

 

And now the founder of one of the nation’s leading gun rights organizations is raising red flags about Bloomberg’s massive spending threat.

“Joe Biden is a perennial gun prohibitionist, and Michael Bloomberg is opening his wallet to essentially buy the Sunshine State vote on Biden’s behalf,” said Alan M. Gottlieb, founder and Executive Vice President of the Second Amendment Foundation. “It is clear to us the former New York mayor thinks the former vice president will do his bidding, otherwise he wouldn’t be making such an expensive investment.”

But Gottlieb threw down the gauntlet, promising “to challenge in court all of their unconstitutional anti-gun schemes” should Biden win in November.

SAF has become a powerhouse organization in the legal field. Its stated mission is to “win firearms freedom, one lawsuit at a time.” It has won several court victories, including the landmark 2010 Supreme Court ruling in McDonald v. City of Chicago, which nullified that city’s 30-year-old handgun ban and incorporated the Second Amendment to the states via the 14th Amendment.

The threat of a Biden presidency, especially one beholden to Bloomberg, is more than worrisome. If Bloomberg—the former New York City mayor-turned-gun prohibitionist, who launched Everytown for Gun Safety and supports the Moms Demand Action gun control lobbying group—is willing to spend a fortune just in Florida, conservatives and gun rights advocates wonder what he might be willing to spend on votes in other states?

“Biden and Bloomberg are anti-gun elitists who have always enjoyed armed protection while dismissing the needs of average citizens to protect themselves and their families,” Gottlieb said in a prepared statement. “Biden better get used to dancing on the ends of Bloomberg’s strings, because for this amount of money, the Delaware Democrat is going to be the Big Apple billionaire’s puppet. Biden plans to change the Bill of Rights, and Bloomberg plans to buy it.”

Biden’s rush to exploit the Los Angeles ambush that left two deputies wounded was not lost on the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. That group called Biden’s push for an “assault weapon” ban when a video of the attack clearly shows the would-be killer armed with a handgun a “disgusting attempt” to capitalize on a “cowardly act.”

Gottlieb, who also chairs CCRKBA, said Biden’s effort “illustrates the bankruptcy of the gun prohibition movement. They’ll use a horrific tragedy as a starting point to push their own agenda, which typically has no factual relation to the incident they’re exploiting.”

Although Biden initially called for prosecution of the perpetrator, his subsequent focus on gun control left Gottlieb suggesting the Democrat nominee “seems more interested in how he might use this tragedy to advance his anti-gun-rights agenda than he is about the lives of the two wounded deputies. We’re not sure what to call that, but it’s not moral leadership.”

One of the wounded deputies has been identified as Claudia Apolinar, 31. She was shot in the jaw yet in the aftermath images show her trying to help her 24-year-old male partner, who had not yet been identified. According to Fox News, Apolinar is a former librarian and mother of a 6-year-old. She applied for a job with the sheriff’s department in 2017. She is being called a “hero” for her actions.

As reported by the New York Times, Bloomberg’s big bucks promise “came as new polls showed a particularly tight race between Mr. Biden and President Trump in Florida, a key battleground state that carries 29 electoral votes.”

Electoral College votes gained a new importance for Democrats in 2016 when several key states went to Trump because he campaigned there and Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton seemed to take those votes for granted. That’s not going to happen this year.

Bloomberg spent a fortune on his own short-lived campaign for the presidency, and when it failed, he quickly threw his financial support to Biden.

The former vice president has made no secret of his gun control agenda, which may be studied here. SAF calls the Biden plan “a repackaging of every cockeyed gun control scheme to come along during the past two decades.”

Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, is also a devoted anti-gunner, and months ago during an event in Texas, Biden promised to make former Congressman Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke his point man on gun policy if he wins the presidency. O’Rourke infamously declared during a 2019 debate in Houston, “Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR15, your AK-47.”

“Considering Biden’s gun control agenda and his promise to pursue a restrictive gun grabbing crusade if he wins in November,” Gottlieb asserted, “there should be no doubt Joe is a 100 percent certified shill for Bloomberg and his gun prohibition lobbying groups, Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action.”

Banning so-called “assault rifles” has been on the gun control wish list for several years, yet Gottlieb and other rights activists challenge the motive, since rifles of any kind are used in a fraction of all homicides in any given year, according to the annual FBI Uniform Crime Report. The agency’s report for 2019 should be released later this month.

Poll: Trump Edges Biden Among Florida Latino Voters, Far Ahead of 2016 Polling

 

H/T Western Journal.

Biden is going to be stunned big time on November 3,2020.

A new poll reveals President Donald Trump is beating Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Florida among Latino voters, a group that voted overwhelmingly for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2016.

According to an NBC News/Marist poll of 766 likely voters conducted between Aug. 31 and Sept. 6, Trump and Biden are tied with 48 percent support in the state, but Trump has 50 percent support among Latinos compared to 46 percent support for Biden. The poll’s margin of error was +/- 4.5 percentage points.

This is a major difference from 2016 exit polls conducted by NBC, which revealed that Clinton won 62 percent of the Latino vote in Florida compared to Trump’s 35 percent.

Although polls do not tell the whole story, winning Florida is key to Trump’s re-election strategy. His rising support among Latino voters could help him win in November.

Trump’s support among Latinos has a lot to do with the state’s high Cuban population. This is likely due to the fact that many Cubans living in Florida fled the communist nation, or have family who did. With certain sectors of the Democratic Party championing the faux concept of democratic socialism, some Cuban voters are reasonably suspicious of history repeating itself in the United States.

These latest numbers counter the narrative perpetuated by the establishment media that Trump is a racist who exclusively appeals to white people without a college education.

During Trump’s 2016 campaign, he proposed tough immigration policies, such as building a border wall and deporting illegal immigrants

While the media and Democrats continue to paint Trump as an anti-immigrant racist, they conveniently ignore that, as Axios reported in June 2019, Barack Obama’s deportation numbers were significantly higher than Trump’s throughout much of the former president’s administration, and that poor treatment toward illegal immigrants occurred during the Obama administration.

Trump and the Republican Party are making an active effort to change the narrative by putting more Latino voices into the spotlight.

During the Republican National Convention in August, Floridian businessman Maximo Alvarez delivered a moving testimony about how his family fled “totalitarianism and communism” in Cuba. His emotional speech served as a warning to all Americans that freedom is fragile, and should never be taken for granted.

Alvarez was one of several minority voices to speak at the Republican National Convention, which also featured criminal justice reform advocate Alice Marie Johnson,  former U.N. Ambassador Nikki HaleyDemocratic Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones and others.

The group RNC Latinos tweeted its excitement over the latest poll numbers, insinuating that Biden is lagging behind:

 

Slowly but surely, more Americans are waking up to the fact that Republicans are not just the party of old white men. The Republican ideals of freedom and personal responsibility have broad appeal beyond the stereotypes.

Latinos are not the only group where Trump is seeing rising support.

Hill-Harris X poll of registered voters conducted late last month revealed that 24 percent of black respondents approve of Trump’s job performance, which represents a 9 percentage point spike from earlier in the month.

Florida will just be one piece of the puzzle in the 2020 election. But if Trump and the Republicans continue to do outreach toward Latinos and other minority groups, he may be able to clinch a second term.