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Poll Shows Double-Digit Increase In Race Relations Since Trump Took Office. CBS Reporter: Obama Would Be Envious
President Donald Trump and former president Barack Obama exchange words at the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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New Gallup polling shows a double-digit increase (14%) in the state of race relations since President Donald Trump took office — a far cry from what the mainstream media airwaves echo to viewers every day.

“Gallup’s survey demonstrates numerous categories in which the President has improved the lives of Americans since relieving Barack Obama of his duties in January of 2017,” The Political Insider reported Tuesday on the polling.

“The polling indicates double-digit improvements in how Americans view the nation’s economy, security from terrorism, military strength and … the state of race relations,” the report added.

According to Gallup, “the position of blacks and other racial minorities, the distribution of income and wealth, and the opportunity for a person to get ahead through hard work” have all increased under President Trump.

The Political Insider summed up: “The position of blacks and other racial minorities in the nation rose 9 percent since Obama’s last day in office, while the state of race relations in America shot up 14 percent.”

As noted by the outlet, CBS reporter Major Garrett commented last month that any president would be happy to oversee such numbers.

“It can be fairly said that this administration, because of President Trump’s quiet prodding, has done quite a bit for funding of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the First Step Act, which was a massive first step toward criminal justice reform,” Garrett stated.

“That is a legacy on the agenda side that almost any president after three years would want to claim, particularly President Obama,” the reporter noted.

Though the outlook was generally sunny for race relations under then-President Barack Obama, the reality was anything but. Mr. Obama’s penchant for interjecting racial narrative, even in local cases, was, no doubt, a catalyst for racial tension in the United States.

The BBC, which leans entirely Left, begrudgingly admitted this much in January 2017.

“Race relations have arguably become more polarised and tenser since 20 January 2009. Though smaller in scale and scope, the demonstrations sparked by police shootings of unarmed black men were reminiscent of the turbulence of the 1960s,” the BBC said.

“The toxic cloud from the tear gas unleashed in Ferguson and elsewhere cast a long and sometimes overwhelming shadow,” the outlet added. “Not since the LA riots in 1992 – the violent response to the beating of Rodney King and the later acquittal of the police officers filmed assaulting him – has the sense of black grievance and outrage been so raw.”

The BBC noted that the Obama years “gave rise” to the controversial racially-charged movement Black Lives Matter and highlighted a significant drop in Americans regarding racial relations as good. “Not long after he took office in 2009, a New York Times/CBS News poll suggested two-thirds of Americans regarded race relations as generally good,” the BBC reported. “In the midst of last summer’s racial turbulence, that poll found there had been a complete reversal. Now 69% of Americans assessed race relations to be mostly bad.”

In 2016, then-candidate Trump urged the black community to take a chance on him, famously asking, “What do you have to lose?”

H/t Political Insider