Nicole Mincey is black, comes from a liberal Democrat background and watched closely what Barack Obama did for blacks during his presidency.
So why is she now running the online ProTrump45 store featuring “Adorable Deplorable” shirts, “Make America Great Again” caps, “Deplorable Lives Matter” slogans and more?
Because she’s black, comes from a liberal Democrat background and watched closely what Barack Obama did for blacks during his presidency.
“Honestly, the reason I switched to being a Republican was I realized Obama didn’t necessarily help black people during his presidency like he promised,” she told WND.
On her store site, she says Trump represents conservative and middle America.
“The silent majority of America, the hard-working, military-serving, God-fearing conservative Americans. He doesn’t ignore the middle states of America like most presidents but gives a voice.”
Her store site includes a blog with headlines such as “FAKE NEWS EXPOSED!! Caught lying about Comey’s words!!” and “Conservative federal judges coming SOON!!!”
For her part in Trump’s “Make America Great Again” agenda, she employs Americans and sells American-made products.
Her plan is simply to be a part of the rebuilding of America.
“My idea is to spread a more conservative message,” she said.
She’s received both positive and negative feedback.
“People claim that I’m a sellout, because I’m black,” she explained.
But the positive – the praise for her store, products and entrepreneurship – outweighs the negative, she said.
“We’re hoping to make it very successful.”
She told WND her background made her ideally suited to be a Democrat.
“I am from Newark, New Jersey. I was raised in a bad neighborhood,” she said.
But she became an ex-Democrat because of the party’s refusal to adopt “self-responsibility.”
“Everyone is a victim in their eyes and you can’t succeed unless the government helps you on someone else’s expense. I went to a charter high school where we constantly received threats to [be] shut down by Democratic politicians. We had to always do fundraisers to stay afloat.”
She said she was motivated by a desire to break liberal stereotypes.
“The media has painted Republican conservatives as old, white people that are racist. I’m a young black … college student that is female. Liberals see me and don’t know what to say because they can’t throw the racist card at me.”
While she used to be a regular college student with a job, now she’s “a college student with a small business and a job.”
“I saw a financial opportunity and took it. That’s the perks of capitalism,” she explained, citing her 100,000 Twitter followers and the several thousand views each month of her store site.