Fox News Contributor Says Black People Will Vote for Trump Because ‘They Love Sneakers’

Fox News pundit Raymond Arroyo insisted that Black Americans will support Donald Trump in this presidential election because “they love sneakers.”

In a segment on Fox’s “Big Weekend Show,” Raymond Arroyo and other contributors discussed the launch of Trump’s sneaker line, which features a $399 pair of gold sneakers called the “Never Surrender High-Tops.”

After the limited-edition MAGA shoes quickly sold out, Arroyo suggested that Black voters will now abandon the Democratic Party and President Joe Biden because the former president is selling athletic footwear.

“As you see Black support eroding from Joe Biden, this is connecting with Black America because they love sneakers, they’re into sneakers,” Arroyo said of Trump’s sneaker launch. “This is a big deal, certainly in the inner city. So when you have Trump roll out his sneaker line, they’re like, ‘Wait a minute, this is cool!’”

Arroyo also insinuated that Trump connects with Black America because of his knowledge of culture.

“He’s reaching them on a level that defies and is above politics. The culture always trumps politics. And Trump understands culture like no politician I’ve ever seen,” Arroyo remarked.

Arroyo’s comments drew criticism online, with several people noting how he played up a stereotype by crudely connecting Black people with sneakers.