It’s been a while since we’ve had a good example of how badly the mainstream media is losing influence in this country, so this story is a breath of fresh air. And it’s particularly timely, given that we’re celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday while the media is going through another one of its death-rattles about how “racist” President Trump is, due to his now-infamous “shitholes” remark in the White House. Everyone who’s anyone (including a few Republicans who ought to know better) is out there slamming Trump for using that terminology, blind to the fact that most of his supporters simply don’t care. Hell, blind to the fact that most of his non-supporters don’t care, and frankly, would use much the same terminology when describing the places in question. There’s nothing racist about it.

But here’s what we’re interested in, courtesy of Breitbart:

Two new polls show President Donald Trump’s rising support among black voters, highlighting his political gains from pushing employers to hire Americans instead of lower-wage migrants.

The growing support from blacks — despite furious Democratic claims of racism — could become a shocking political validation in November when Trump will face millions of upper-income Democratic voters who are angry at his “Buy American, Hire American” policies.

Among black men, Trump’s “2017 average approval rating significantly exceeds his 2016 vote share,” admitted a January 11 article in the Atlantic by author Ronald Brownstein. “23 percent of black men approved of Trump’s performance versus 11 percent of black women,” said the article.

That score averages out to 17 percent, or twice the 8 percent score he was given in the 2016 exit polls.

Trump said all along that he would eventually win over black voters, and this is the first concrete sign that his prediction was right on the money. Now, we don’t expect that he’ll actually win the black vote when running for re-election in 2020, but could he do better than any Republican candidate has in half a century? It’s quite possible. Black voters have just about had it with the pandering of the Democratic Party – at least those voters who are actually awake enough to see through the propaganda. The left’s prescriptions for black success have failed and failed again while Trump’s plans for the economy are already taking off like a rocket ship.

Now you see why the left is going back to the “he’s a racist” line. They are desperate to stop this train before it gets out of control. Without a solid majority of black voters, the Democratic Party essentially ceases to exist.

That day may be coming sooner than the media wants to believe.