Republican National Committee
December 1, 2020

President Trump Expanded the Republican Party

“It was my honor to be a part of laying the foundation for what I believe to be a Republican renaissance for Black Americans. Under the inclusive leadership of President Donald J. Trump, we are just getting started, and the best is yet to come.” – RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel
“The America First policies of President Trump undoubtedly drew more minorities into the Republican party. Because of his leadership we have changed the political map forever and Republicans have a roadmap on how to be competitive and victorious in nontraditional communities.” – Paris Dennard, RNC Senior Communications Advisor for Black Media Affairs
In 2020 President Trump increased support from Black Americans and received the highest share of minority voters since 1960
Black Vote
2016: 8% | 2020: 12%
Black Men
2016: 13% | 2020: 19%
Black Women
2016: 4% | 2020: 9%
The Republican Party expanded with these Black leaders winning elections
  • Byron Donalds, U.S. Congress FL-19
  • Burgess Owens, U.S. Congress UT-04      
  • Marc Robinson, NC Lieutenant Governor
  • Judge Fred Gore, NC Court of Appeals
  • Julian Bradley, WI State Senate
  • State Rep. Jane E. Powdrell-Culbert, NM House District 44
  • State Rep. Caleb Hanna, WV House District 44
  • Patrick Penn, KS House District 85
  • Webster Barnaby, FL House District 27
  • Eddie Andrews, IA House District 39
Multi-Million-dollar comprehensive RNC Black engagement strategy worked
  • Invested in 15 Black Voices for Trump Community Centers in seven states that included voter education, registration, trainings, events and GOTV
  • Hired full-time staff in each of these states to work as our Black Voices for Trump Community Engagement Coordinators
  • Conducted a Black Urban Engagement canvassing GOTV effort in urban cities
  • Placed multiple ads in Black-owned newspapers nationwide
Bottom line: RNC investments in direct Black voter engagement paid off and President Trump helped expand the GOP into an even more diverse party of grassroots leaders, activists, candidates and elected officials. We must protect and secure the vote as we fight for the integrity of our elections knowing millions of courageous, free thinking and independent minded Black Americans supported President Trump and Republican candidates nationwide.