Kanye West Has Reportedly Doubled Donald Trump’s Support Among Black Men

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Trump is profiting off Kanye’s endorsement.

While Kanye West has caught no end of grief from seemingly every rapper in the game after exclaiming his support for Donald Trump, it seems as though his message is being heard, at least by some people who have traditionally not been fans of the president.

According to the Washington Times, a new Reuters poll has been released that shows Trump’s support among black men has doubled in the past week, thanks directly to Kanye’s support. To be clear, Trump’s approval among black men was never super high to begin with, and his approval only grew from 11% to 22% among black males. 7% claimed to have “mixed feelings” about Trump, up from 1.5% the week before, and 71% stated that they disapprove of Trump’s performance in the Oval Office.

Regardless, to grow by so much in a week is a testament to the influence that Kanye still wields despite his constant stream of controversial statements. That, or there were more black male Trump supporters than was originally thought, and thanks to Kanye they no longer feel afraid to admit it.

While Trump may have gained in-roads with black men thanks to Kanye, black women weren’t buying into his shtick, with Trump’s approval rating only increasing from 6% to 9%. Trump’s overall national approval rating currently hovers at around 41%.

Kanye has quickly become President Trump’s most popular celebrity endorsement, instantly becoming a favorite among conservative media figures like Alex Jones, Ben Shapiro, and Charlie Kirk, most of whom were publicly against rap music before Kanye declared himself a Trump fan.

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Trump Plans Implement Requirements And Stipulations To Make It Harder For Recipients To Continue Reciving Food Stamps 

Donald Trump isn’t even in office yet and he’s already ruffling feathers. Democrats and even a few Republicans aren’t too thrilled about The Donald taking over the White House on January 20. But, GOP officials in Maine and Arkansas may be anticipating the change in authority because they’ll be able to start limiting benefits received by those less fortunate.

 So, where will the Trump administration start with cuts? According to PBS.org, the House Republicans are looking to overhaul the current Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food stamp plan. Although there is no plan to cut the food stamp program in its entirety, the major overhaul will bring about serious change. 

In a nutshell, they plan to create more requirements and stipulations to make it much harder for recipients to continue receiving food stamps. However, the overhaul doesn’t stop there. In addition to jumping through hoops to get food stamps, they also plan to regulate what recipients can buy. That’s right. You won’t be able to purchase whatever you choose. It has been reported that junk food will be restricted. The incentive is reportedly a strategy to encourage recipients to purchase healthier food. But, the overhaul may not stop there. During an interview with The Associated Press, Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, revealed other areas may also be revised if it is determined that improvements are needed. “There’s nothing off the table when it comes to looking at solutions around these areas where we think improvements need to be made,” said Conway. 

Right now, approximately 43 million people receive SNAP. Last year, the government spent an estimated $74 billion on the program in 2015, nearly twice the amount it cost in 2008. So, of course, Republicans are about to hit the SNAP program quite hard. As expected, people are angry and see the food stamp overhaul as another way for Trump to take from those in need so wealthy pockets can be fattened.

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