Look who’s warning the Democrats that black voters might support Trump in significant numbers

Donald Trump has been claiming that he will draw substantial black support running in the general election, and now a very prominent liberal black commentator is supporting his contention.

Writing in USA Today, Tavis Smiley avers:

…the conventional wisdom is that black voters have forgiven the Clintons for their attempt to diminish Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, and this time around, they’ve got Hillary’s back. Except everyone knows that in this presidential election cycle, conventional wisdom left the building long before the train ever left the station. Something tells me that if Donald Trump is indeed the Republican nominee, it might be a miscalculation for Democrats to assume that black voters are a lock for their nominee, even with the first black president and Barack Obama both campaigning for her.

For starters, charisma, charm and likability aren’t transferable.

Indeed, even women haven’t as yet rallied en masse around Hillary the way black folk did around Obama.

Wages in low- and medium-skilled segments of the labor force have stagnated at best, and the obvious reason is the influx of laborers from south of the border, in particular people accustomed to a much lower standard of living than American blacks enjoy and therefore willing to accept wages that are unattractive to blacks.

If you think black people are not aware of this, you’re kidding yourself.
Hillary is trapped in the big tent of the Democratic Party, insisting that black and brown are united in opposition to evil white racists. The bought and paid for leadership of black organizations play along with this fantasy. Smiley recognizes that Trump has an opening here. Given his willingness to speak the politically incorrect truth, do you really believe Trump won’t appeal to blacks on this basis?