The first indication was Hillary Clinton’s low poll numbers among blacks throughout the presidential campaign, the lowest of any Democratic presidential candidate in decades.
Analysts and political operatives have offered a variety of reasons for the sizable decline in Democrat support from black voters, including Clinton’s inability to ‘energize’ her base, a lacking articulation of a clear message directed at African-American voters, and her general absence from rigorous campaigning in predominantly black areas.
But there are other, more specific and damaging factors that also came into play at the polls, many of them economic.
A Clinton presidency was essentially viewed as a third term of Barack Obama, under whom black unemployment has risen to double
that of whites, black home ownership has declined, and violent crime rates in cities like Chicago and Detroit are exploding.’
A satire of the wildly popular “Pokèmon Go” mobile gaming app, Trump’s “Crookèd Hillary No” video shows Clinton being caught alongside his “Make America Great Again” slogan.
Once caught, stats featured next to the Crookèd Hillary creature reveal the Democratic candidate’s controversial background.
The Pokèmon type is listed as “Career Politician” while the number “30,000” is listed next to “Emails Deleted,” a description reads.
“Often found lying to the American people, rigging the system, and sharing TOP SECRET emails.”
According to the video, Crookèd Hillary’s next evolution – a term referring to a Pokèmon’s transformation into a stronger creature – will be “Unemployment.”
At the time of publishing, Clinton has yet to respond to the viral video.
A Democrat strategist, Douglas Smith, says Sanders “needs to set the tone. If he backs her like Clinton backed Obama in their 2008 race, then it will be more than enough to tip the scales.”
On Sunday, Sanders told Chuck Todd and “Meet the Press” it is the responsibility of the nominee to marshal the troops and attract voters. Sanders said it is the duty of the party to make sure Donald Trump does not make it to the White House.
“I hope Secretary Clinton reconsiders her unfortunate decision to back away from her commitment to debate,” Sanders added.
The Vermont senator also said that Clinton shouldn’t be so presumptive about the status as the Democratic, noting his string of recent victories in the states of West Virginia, Indiana and Oregon.
During a rally at a high school in Santa Monica, California, Sanders said that Clinton refusing to debate was a snub to the people of California.
“I think it’s a little insulting to the people of California – the largest state,” Sanders said at a rally in Santa Monica, California.“She is not prepared to have a discussion with me about how she is going to help California address the major crises we face.”
“I also would suggest that Secretary Clinton may want to be not quite so presumptuous about thinking that she is a certain winner,” Sanders added, noting his victories in several recent primaries.
The Clinton campaign said Monday that it will not participate in a Fox News debate that Sanders had agreed to, saying that the focus has shifted to battling the Republican nominee in the general election, who is presumed to be Donald Trump.
“As we have said previously, we plan to compete hard in the remaining primary states, particularly California, while turning our attention to the threat a Donald Trump presidency poses,” Jennifer Palmieri, Clinton’s spokeswoman, said. “We believe that Hillary Clinton’s time is best spent campaigning and meeting directly with voters across California and preparing for a general election campaign that will ensure the White House remains in Democratic hands.”
This latest win, following recent victories along the Eastern seaboard, places the hotel mogul within 200 delegates of the needed 1,237 to win the nomination.
“Thank you Indiana, we were just projected to be the winner,” Trump said on Twitter. “We have won in every category. You are very special people — I will never forget!”
Despite campaigning heavily throughout the state and announcing Carly Fiorina as a running mate, Ted Cruz failed to gather a substantial number of votes before finally bowing out.
On the democrat side of the race, Bernie Sanders currently leads Hillary Clinton by 4 percent.
During an appearance on Fox News this morning, Marsh asserted that Trump would have enough backing to secure the Republican nomination even if the race was decided at a contested convention.
She then explained why Hillary sees Trump as the most “dangerous candidate,” despite polls which show the New York billionaire has a high unfavorables rating.
I’ve consistently said throughout the analysis of this race that I would not want to run against Donald Trump because I think he’s the most dangerous candidate,” said Marsh.
“Give me Ted Cruz, give me John Kasich, give me any of the vanquished they’re traditional politicians, easy to beat. And, Ted Cruz, in particular, way outside the mainstream.”
“Donald Trump, when you look from what he said the other day about the gender bill and using the bathrooms, it proves that point because he knows how to appeal to not only Libertarians but to Independents who support that, too. So it will be a very, very tough candidate to face in a general election. I think it will be one of the closest elections we see since 2000.”