Herman Cain said Friday that half of African-Americans have been “brainwashed” by “negative messages” about President Donald Trump from mainstream media outlets.
In an interview on Fox Business News’ “Varney & Co,” the former pizza businessman who recently dropped out of consideration for a seat on the board of the Federal Reserve, decried black viewers’ liberal news picks.
“Many of them only look at the liberal stations, which we know report 92% negative news about President Trump and his administration,” he said. “ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, they all do. Therefore, 50% of the African-Americans have been brainwashed by those negative messages.”
“They have been brainwashed to believe in Trump-hate,” he added.
“What this president is doing is helping all people, including blacks and Hispanics and other groups,” he argued.
Cain predicted Trump would pull in “about 20%” of the black vote in 2020 — more than double what he netted in 2016.
“The reason that I feel that is because of the feedback that I get from people that I see every day, I see when I travel, they are secretly moving more toward the policies that this president and his administration are promoting and passing, and they are just not talking about it,” he said.
“Why? Because [of] brainwashing and intimidation,” he said.