BET Founder Praises Trump for Strong Economy, Claims Far Left Policies From 2020 Dems Are ‘Not Resonating’

The founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) lauded President Donald Trump for the booming U.S. economy and blasted Democrats as going too far left with their policy proposals.

During an interview with CNBC, BET Founder Robert Johnson — a Democrat — applauded the economy under Trump, saying that he gave “the president a lot of credit for moving the economy in a positive direction” and that the 2017 Republican tax cuts “clearly helped stimulate the economy.”

“I give the president a lot of credit for moving the economy in a positive direction that’s benefiting a large amount of Americans,” said Johnson. “I think the tax cuts clearly helped stimulate the economy. I think business people have more confidence in the way the economy is going.”

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Johnson went on in the interview to say that he believes the Democratic Party is moving “too far to the left” and that he didn’t have a “particular candidate” that he was supporting in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary “at this time.”

He also said that he thinks that “if a Democrat is going to beat Trump,” the person would need to take a more centrist position as “the message” being sent by “some of the programs the Democrats are pushing” are not shared by the “majority of the American people.”

“The party in my opinion has moved, for me personally, too far to the left. For that reason, I don’t have a particular candidate in the party at this time.

“I think at the end of the day, if a Democrat is going to beat Trump, then that person, he or she, is going to have to move to the center, and you can’t wait too long to do that. Because the message of some of the programs that Democrats are pushing are not resonating with the majority of the American people.”

Johnson’s comments came as the Democratic primary race saw its first drop-out with California Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) biting the bullet.

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His astute observations will be lost on the obsessive hate that his fellow libs have for President Trump.


For a democrat, he is reasonable. Just common sense.


Mr. Johnson can be honest in his assessment, as an actual, successful businessman. He, like many Dims has witnessed his derangement and Leftwards-drift. It’s a shame that his message will never be picked up by the MSM. It would help so many escape their unrequited love of the Dims more than any rational appeals to their economic interests and progress. He should have talked about the Dim obsession with illegals and trannies (the black community is remarkably conservative in opposition to the gay and tranny agendas) and that they never ONCE mentioned helping blacks while on stage. Not even reparations.


I believe Mr. Johnson has a LONG wait before seeing his political Party move anywhere near the center. If anything, the Party will continue it’s Leftward swing until it – undeniably – becomes a full fledged Marxist Party. It is showing strong indications of that now as the Marxist Principle states: “From each according to his ability; to each according to his needs.” Sounds like I’ve been hearing that already from the riders in the clown car.

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