Black college students have expressed their lack of enthusiasm for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, citing how untrustworthy she is, according to The Washington Post.
Students from St. Augustine’s University and Shaw University, two historically black colleges, said they have to”settle” for Clinton, reports The Washington Post.
Anoviua Rush, a freshman, expressed her frustration with Clinton’s tendency to lie.
“I am not a fan of either one, but of the two I will probably be voting for Hillary. She’s just a liar. And Hillary is not even good at backing up her lies. Everyone makes mistakes, but when you try to cover them up it’s a problem,” Rush said, according to WaPo.
Another freshman, Ayana McAllister, said she felt that she had to “settle” and vote for Clinton.
“I don’t know. I feel like I’ve got to settle for Hillary. I feel like I’m going to vote because I know I need to, not because I want to. I feel like neither of them should be president, but I feel like Hillary will be better. Really, it’s like two children arguing back and forth,” McAllister explained.
Black enthusiasm is down this election compared to 2012, according to The African American Research Collaborative’s poll based on 1,200 registered black voters. (RELATED: POLL: Black Voters Are Far Less Excited About This Election Than 2012)
According to the poll, 54 percent of national respondents said they were more excited about the 2012 election, while 20 percent said they were more excited about the 2016 election.
Clinton surrogates came out Friday to beg the black community to vote for Clinton, amidst fears of low voter turnout. Blacks made up 15 percent of early voters at Florida polls eight days before the election, compared to 25 percent in 2012.(RELATED: Clinton Surrogates Now Openly Begging For Black Votes As Voter Turnout Sinks)
Journalist Jonathan Capehart recently urged blacks to vote for Clinton in an op-ed for The Washington Post.
“Hillary Clinton isn’t Barack Obama, and the history she could make as the first woman president of the United States does not move you in the way making Obama the first African American president did. But if you love Barack and Michelle as much as you say you do, you better get over it. A “President Trump” will erase everything they have accomplished,” he wrote.
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