Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was shocked to hear that Black Americans are losing faith in the Democrats because of their failed promises.
During an interview on “The Breakfast Club,” radio host Charlamagne tha God gave the former Democratic presidential candidate the bad news.
“You do realize, Pete, a lot of Black people feel like Democrats have kept no promises since they’ve been in office,” Charlamagne said.
“Really?” replied a shocked Buttigieg.
“Yes,” the radio host confirmed. “Reverend Al [Sharpton] has said that a million times.”
Buttigieg then went into full-blown spin mode, attempting to sing the praises of the Biden administration and avoid admitting that the Democrats had once again made too many ridiculous promises that they were unable to keep. But Charlamagne refused to buy into the lies.
“Okay, look, I get it because the work is not done,” Buttigieg stated. “But the reason I say ‘really’ is we just passed one of the biggest pieces of infrastructure legislation in American history. It was a promise, and it wasn’t just a promise that the Biden-Harris administration made or that us Democrats made in 2020. This is a promise that every president and every Congress has made in some way shape or form for as long as I’ve been an adult, and we actually did it.”
“Those are big, broad things, and that’s great,” the radio host interjected. “But I’m talking about things like things you campaigned on like the George Floyd Policing Act and the fact that our voting rights— man, like 19 states have implemented voter suppression bills. You know, that’s going to directly impact us the most. And the only strategy Democrats are gonna have is we have got to go out there and vote in mass numbers to fight it.”
“That’s not a strategy— hope is not a strategy,” Charlamagne added.
When “The Breakfast Club” co-host Angela Yee pushed Buttigieg further on the issues, he declined to blame for Democrats’ failures to the states, saying that “a lot of the power and a lot of the decisions are actually at the state level.”
But regardless of what the transportation secretary tries to claim, polling agrees with the points made by Charlamagne.
For example, a poll released by the Wall Street Journal in February, which described a “5-alarm fire for the Democratic Party,” showed that the GOP was making significant gains with Black Americans.
Shockingly, Black voters’ support for the Democrats in that poll dropped a staggering 21 points compared to the same poll taken just four months earlier in November of 2021, which translated to 27% of Black voters supporting Republicans.