He’s trotted this out on the campaign trail already, but over the weekend Donald Trump formalized it into an op-ed. With surprising endorsements (or quasi-endorsements) from popular hip-hop figures like Ice Cube, Fifty Cent, and Lil Wayne, Trump returns to his 2016 pitch to update it. Instead of “what do you have to lose,” Trump now asks “how much more do we have to gain?”
Beyond the slogan is an argument that shows Trump has at least been paying attention (via RedState):
As your President, I’ve done more for the Black community than Democrats like Joe Biden have done in 47 years, and we are going to do so much more. As part of our efforts, we’ve unveiled my second term agenda called the “Platinum Plan” for Black Economic Empowerment, to ensure even more Black Americans have the opportunity to succeed over the next four years.
The plan is built around the pillars of opportunity, security, prosperity and fairness. I’ve committed to adding 3 million new jobs for the Black community, creating 500,000 new Black-owned businesses and increasing access to capital in Black communities by almost $500 Billion to create an era of new prosperity and to finally close the wealth gap.
We are increasing access to capital and economic empowerment for the Black community as a way to build Black generational wealth.