WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 26: Young black conservative leaders from across the country take photos in the East Room of the White House as President Donald Trump speaks on the state of the growing economy as part of the 2018 Young Black Leadership Summit at White House on October 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

Young Black conservatives stan for Trump at White House Leadership Summit

These are the faces of the new young black conservative movement.


(Washington, D.C.) — The East Room of the White House was packed once media was finally allowed inside. Cramped behind a small rope in the back corner of the room, reporters struggled to get photos and audio recordings over the electrified crowd.

There were a sea of black faces with red hats.  And there were there to see President Donald Trump.

The 2018 Young Black Leadership Summit was sponsored by Turning Point USA, a conservative organization which says it’s focused on identifying, empowering and organizing young Americans to take their spot in the national limelight.

When President Trump arrived, he spoke for nearly an hour with his speech covering the recent bomb threats, undocumented immigrants, prison reform coordinated by his son-in-law Jared Kushner, Abraham Lincoln, political correctness and praise for Kanye WestDr. Ben Carson and Candace Owens.

“Vote for me! What do you have to lose?” Trump declared to the crowd, garnering wild cheers.

WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 26: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump addresses young black conservative leaders from across the country as part of the 2018 Young Black Leadership Summit in the East Room of the White House on October 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chris Kleponis – Pool/Getty Images)

But right before the president addressed the gathering of young black conservatives from across the country, a debate had broken out between journalist Roland Martin and a few of President Trump’s supporters.

The dispute began with Joel Patrick asking Martin about the “murdering of black babies” and accusing him of shifting the conversation, since he wasn’t “prepared” to talk about the truth which “is typical of the left.”

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“People assume that because you value conservative ideas that you hate yourself and that you hate black culture and that you hate everything that has to do with diversity, when the truth of the matter is we want all of those things even more.  That’s why we want to see them realized in a way that the Democratic party hasn’t been able to realize them for African Americans,” Patrick told theGrio.

With his aviator sunglasses tucked into his clean black suit, another conservative by the name of Uber Guy Jimmy Jay articulated the struggles he faces for his beliefs.

“What I go through- I get called a coon, Uncle Tom, they say I have [my] black card taken from me, I have friends that I lost, I have family members I don’t have the same relationship with. And the reason being is because, it’s sad to say it, but the transition from Obama to Trump, it made it too hard for them because they loved Obama so much and he couldn’t do anything wrong, [there] wasn’t anything objective about it or anything,” Jay told theGrio. “Now I feel a lot more free, living my truths.”

He elaborated on the idea of “race sells,” a concept heard often throughout the summit, but concluded with a hopeful attitude. “I’m Trump 2020 until he makes a mistake and he ain’t been making no mistakes like that,” Jimmy Jay said with a smile.

Joel Patrick donned a MAGA beanie, a “Big Government Scares” pin and an eye catching Trump baseball jersey. (theGrio/Cassandra Vega)
Uber Guy Jimmy Jay.(theGrio/Cassandra Vega)

Justice Peace’s TPUSA lanyard popped against his all-black outfit topped with a woven fedora. After speaking to the crowd gathered outside the White House lawn, Peace spoke about his challenges as a black conservative.

He says he’s received death threats and that “people try to fight me, solely because I voted for Trump.”

Justice told theGrio because of his political views, “I can’t have friends.  If I tell a girl that I voted for Trump… she’ll stop dating me.”

Justice Peace says he’s received death threats over voting for Trump. (theGrio/Cassandra Vega)

The social consequences have not stopped his professional ambitious however, as he says he is attending law school to change policy.

“I’m kind of anti-political correctness because it strays away from the actual principles behind things and it goes into just purely feeling,” says Peace.  “And if we were to all go based off of feelings then that means all people’s feelings are valid, right? Which would mean Hitler’s feelings are valid. Which means if we go along that line of logic… then if I feel like killing you then I should. So I want to fight that irrational type of way of thinking,” he stated.

Bevelyn Beatty is a proud Trump support who says she endured public ridicule over her vote. (theGrio/Cassandra Vega)

Bevelyn Beatty was dressed in bright red from head to toe, a look which both fit in with the MAGA hats and stood out amongst the sea of black suits. Her voice echoed across the street when she spoke passionately about why she chose to vote for Trump.

“I got so much ridicule, I was called a disgrace to my people and let me tell you something, it was predominately white people who told me this,” said Beatty. “Now I’m not a racist now, I love my white people, but let’s make something very clear. When you have a white person tell you how to think because you’re black, that is racism!”



“Malcolm X said it very clear, any African Americans who vote for liberals that have continued to make promises and yet have not done anything and have not kept to their promises, are a chump! And a disgrace to your race,” said Beatty.

“We are not the disgrace! We are not angry black people. We are not people that are stupid. We are not dumb, look at all these educated faces. I came here and I was like wow, all of these black conservatives? So you’re telling me I’m not the only one?” she preached the cheering crowd.

Cordell Erskine used the black power pose to illustrate his connection to all his brothers and sisters, regardless of their political party. (theGrio/Cassandra Vega)

Standing near Bevelyn as she spoke was New Jersey native Cordell Erskine, born to undocumented immigrants. He considers himself to be a fiscal conservative, but a fundamental liberal, citing the PragerU video differentiating the difference between leftists and liberals.

“People assume just because you’re black or a woman that you have a certain opinion,” he pointed out. After he served in the military, Erskine says he went to college and graduated with “no college debt. I don’t have any problems, I can succeed even though I’m black.”

Making opportunities for oneself and ending what they say is separation between African Americans and Americans, seemed to be the focus for most supporters.

Joe Latham says he’s come to “really respect Trump.” (theGrio/Cassandra Vega)

Joe Latham was not as outspoken as some of the others in the crowd. He lacked a MAGA hat and a megaphone, but still was supportive of the current administration.

Latham addressed the fact that he has “come to really respect Trump. … We’re all Americans and he’s trying to do the best he can for you being an American.”

“I’m not out here because I’m a Republican, I don’t identify as a Republican,” Latham said. “I’m a guy with an opinion and I’m seeking the truth.”










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  This reminds me of the Nazis who used Jewish inmates to betray each other.  And what happened?  They both were terminated.  So.  What's troubling is many are soooooooooooooooooooooooo young.  And they  have nooooooooooooo clue the harm done to Black culture.  Shameful!!!  What?  Are they blind to all the blackfolks who have been either killed, harrassed or profiled?  Unbelievable.  But!  

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When they go after them to burn in the ovens, they won't have to stay too long to turn blacker than they already are. They'll just be crispy, toasty TRUMPF niggeroos.  No  matter how hateful a white man is toward a black man, there will ALWAYS be a BLACK man who will LOVE him. They're called JIGGABOOS.


  While we're talkin about it....let's add some of blue enunchs to the niggroes list.  Dave Chappelle, Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, Qunicy Jones, Reggie Bush, Seal, Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte....etc.  Only because they talk all this black politics and go to bed with the enemies whores.  It's like the black community is ailing...has broken one its limbs... And instead of treating the limbs for healing and recovery, these blue enunchs rain their resources on the enemy making massa richer.  In other words, they take their money and their energy and give it to the white man just cuz they are fing their women.  This is also betrayal.  Cuz massa won't accept a broke igger...right?  So to me?  They are all FAKES.  I refuse to listen to Glover, even Chappelle cuz they are not with BLACK women.  So their stories fail.  It goes on deaf ears.  This clearly shows SELF-HATE!!   I won't even mention Kanye, Ice T, Michael Jordan-all SELL OUTS.  Cuz when things get hot for them?  What do they do?  Crawl back to the Black community for protection.  One word.  COWARDS!  But!  

They're not COWARDS, they're FUCKING LOST!! Living amongst the Skeleton Cavemen turned Africans or whatever we're called by the second, a race of RETARDS. We're trying to get along with whatever the fuck they are, who hate the air we breathe. If this Hitler Creep has his way, we'll all be headed back to where none of us have the faintest idea. Giraffes, Elephants, Lions, Hippos be prepared to see what you've NEVER seen before!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We'll be looking at you and you'll be looking at us and we'll all be saying "WTF?"

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  I call them COWARDS cuz they will lay on the blade for their WHITE/ASIAN whores....but!  Will step on a wounded Black woman with spike shoes.  A strong Black woman who have weathered the storm for their FREEDOM and HUMAN rights.  They are COWARDS cuz they turned their backs on their OWN culture.  Sammy Davis Jr did it.  But he came back and returned to his roots.  There are no real Black Male leadership in the African American culture.  Many of us DO NOT BELIEVE WE ARE A PEOPLE.  And that's where the problem lies.  Deep inside these men don't want to be BLACK or reminded that they are BLACK.  But will talk all day long about Black Male issues...like being targeted and profiled....as if?  So to me? That qualifies them as  COWARDS.   But! 

They'll definitely lay on the blade for an White/Asian Whore. Two black men got into it over a White woman here and one ended up laying up in the street dead as a door nail with stab wounds. I can't get into details because it's none of my business, but you speak truth there!!!! The blade was beyond painful, funeral pending. Jealousy was the issue. Dead one was the husband.

People in Turtle Island have lost their minds. Thank God for the Sirius Jazz Station for some good music still. You can't go anywhere with a guarantee that you'll get back home safely.

I remember when policemen wore little blue uniforms and looked half way decent so that you wouldn't shit on yourself when you saw one. That's not the way these days. Looks like the military's on your ass  when you see one now. Those dick extension rifles are a mile and one half long, pointed towards the ground as they're prancing your way. Damn!!!! Say something wrong to one of them and your brains go oozing down the street.

Donald Trump, your Cremation #5 makeup is doing nothing for you but making you look like a Halloween Figure. When Cary Grant died, there went the looks for the entire white (male) race. Male is in parenthesis because so many of you try to pass for women and do an extremely poor job.Only one who has that down pat is Rupaul. OK, enough blabbering. See your all!!! For now!!!!

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