EXCLUSIVE: Carol Swain and Herman Cain Say Support for Trump is Growing


TULSA, Oklahoma – Former Vanderbilt University professor Dr. Carol Swain and former Presidential candidate Herman Cain both agreed that support for President Trump is growing and not just in the black community, in an exclusive interview with The Tennessee Star prior to the official start of the Trump rally in Tulsa Saturday.

Both are members of the Black Voices for Trump Advisory Board, which started out with about 35 members and has now expanded to about 50.  The Board includes other spiritual and social leaders such as Dr. Alveda King, Reverend C. L. Bryant, Deneen Borelli, Diamond and Silk and the Hodge Twins.  At the insistence of others, Cain said he serves as one of the Board’s co-chairs.

Dr. Swain told The Star that she didn’t need a specific role to be at the rally.  “I’m here to support the President.”

“I don’t have a special role in the rally.  I am attending as a member of the Black Voices for Trump Advisory Board and the Mighty American Strike Force.  I am always excited whenever there is an opportunity to support President Trump by attending one of his rallies.  I see this historic post-coronavirus rally as an important opportunity for the President to encourage Americans during a time of great suffering in our nation.  The President needs to be seen and heard by the people who look to him for leadership.”

A former Democrat who is known for her straight talk, “People come to me when they want to hear what’s really going on in the world,” said Dr. Swain.

Another point she and Cain agreed on:  They were both a voice for Trump before becoming a Board member.

Founder of Be The People and author of several books, Dr. Swain said, “I do what I do for the United States of America.”

Cain said that the left with their division, violence and hate is “trying to drag us backwards.”

An expert in the area as former tenured professor at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Swain added that segregation on college campuses has been successful, to the point that she anticipates lawsuits to come out of it.

“We need to stop dreaming of a better yesterday.  It’s about a better today and tomorrow,” Cain offered, although he said he couldn’t take credit for the quote.

When asked if they thought that support for President Trump going into the 2020 election was growing, particularly within the black community they were both very positive.

President Trump, before COVID-19, was poised to get between 20 and 30 percent of the black vote, Dr. Swain said.

While the George Floyd incident is being used to sell white supremacy, “I don’t think it will work,” said Dr. Swain.

It was estimated that Trump received 8 percent of the black vote in 2016, said Dr. Swain.  Senator Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) thinks that it will be 12 percent in the 2020 election.

“That’s a 50 percent increase,” Dr. Swain pointed out.

Cain was convinced that Trump’s support is growing and used the June 9 presidential preference primary in Georgia, the state in which he lives, as evidence.

Running unopposed in the Republican primary, more than 900,000 people were motivated enough to come out to vote for Trump.

Keeping COVID-19 alive will also be used against Trump’s economy and for the purposes of absentee ballots.

To that, Cain said, when it comes to the economy, “voters are not stupid” in recognizing the states that are better off for being more open.

Although widely criticized for holding a rally during the ongoing presence of COVID-19, Dr. Swain said she had no health concerns about attending the rally.

“The Trump campaign has taken practical steps to protect attendees.”

Pointing to other large gatherings during protests and riots across the country, Dr. Swain contrasted, “The environment will be much safer than the mass rallies taking place across the nation.  It is my understanding that the campaign will be conducting temperature checks and offering attendees masks and hand sanitizer.”

“Most Trump supporters don’t live their lives in fear and they have learned to be skeptical about the conflicting reports that change on an almost daily basis.”

“We are freedom-loving Americans,” Dr. Swain summarized about Trump supporters, “who believe in the greatness of our nation and its potential for improvement.”

During the rally, about two dozen members of the Black Voices for Trump Advisory Board had reserved seating and could be seen sitting to the left of the President.

Laura Baigert is a senior reporter at The Tennessee Star



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17 Thoughts to “EXCLUSIVE: Carol Swain and Herman Cain Say Support for Trump is Growing”

  1. Pura Mabunga

    My sentiments exactly.. I was a democrat before Trump, but when Biden was declared democratic candidate, not offering the US nation as one in convating this pandemic,instead of fault finding and politicizeing, I changed party..I surely will be voting for President Trump.!!

    1. Patty

      My husband and I were Democrats too. We walked away in 2016. I’ll never vote democrat again. It’s not the same party. Go President Trump 2020

    2. Patricia Berry

      Thank you.

  2. CCW

    Tucker Carlson said Trump may lose the election if he does not get control of the thugs, looters, arsonists, and anarchists.

    That got me to thinking, which is always dangerous. In Nov. 2020 through Dec. 2020, elections, runoffs, etc., who will decide who won and who lost? For instance, some Dems have never decided that Trump won in 2016. One southern lady has never decided she lost in Georgia in 2018. By what means, will whoever decide, who won? Some have tried for three years to prove that Trump did not win, fair and square.

    Herman Cain comes to mind. He was the first of national candidates to be struck down by bimbos out of the woodwork. Recently it was Kavanaugh, then Roy Moore, then Steve Wynn. That tactic always seems to work.

    This time, even though it appears Trump wins— tried and proven techniques, of showing that he did not win (not the silly stuff about the Russian Dossier) will be used again, or not?

    This time, will ANTIFA and BLM show up at every precinct and every poll and every election tallying office and intimidate both voters and poll workers to shut down voting and send voters running for their lives? What about voting machine software security and integrity?

    Do you think Dems and their cohorts are currently in locked rooms, scheming, and planning, how to take down an “apparently” duly elected president? I think if I were Trump, I would consider to announce myself winner of the election by fiat, like Xi and Vlad are doing. At the least, I would hire the Proud Boys, Global Crossings, and Blackwater to provide private security at the polls and vote counting chambers.

  3. Martin

    Trump is a great commander & chief ! Next they will be trying to get rid of the word Chief . The haters of this GREAT COUNTRY! The last PONTUS was a slug & traitor to this our country.The money he & his VP have to the Iran’s has been to kill our troops . Plus money sent to the Palestinians to kill people in Israel. Obama sent money to Palestine to rebuild new homes . Some of the money was used to build terror tunnels. I could go on& on . But this is my 2 cents worth.

    1. Leisa Cleaver

      Well said.

    2. Patricia Berry

      Thanks, you are so right. Biden knew all about it, an could care less. A good Obama suckass.

  4. Joseph

    He’s only begun to get good! Hide and watch. It’s going to get even better under his awesome leadership! He’s the best POTUS, In our nation’s history, and he’s a businessman not a politician. That’s why he’s our champion. He doesn’t belong to either side.

  5. Carol Gibson

    good point David

  6. Dee

    Trump2020! Love my president!

  7. Daniel Baldwin

    Trump is washed up as a leader!

    1. Leisa Cleaver

      Trump is a good man. Trump 2020
      Keep America only way Great get on the Trump train or b left behind!!
      TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP the only way!

    2. Patricia Berry

      Yeah right. I guess you want a washed up incompetent old man . Any Democrat will put your butt in poverty. Where were you, when no guns open border, where being said. Move to Venezuela where you can get everything free, asshole.

  8. David Blackwell RN, BSN

    I certainly hope so. But we must never forget our support for Albino On-legged Midgets seeking to trans.

    1. Carol Gibson

      you hit the nail on the head