Robert Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), stated in an interview that he believes the Democratic Party is too liberal to beat Trump in the 2020 election.
He told CNBC’s Hadley Gamble, “The party in my opinion, for me personally, has moved too far to the left.”
He also stated, “I think at the end of the day, if a Democrat is going to beat Trump, then that person, he or she, will have to move to the center and you can’t wait too long to do that…The message of some of the programs that Democrats are pushing are not resonating with the majority of the American people.”
Robert Johnson is a Democrat who supported Hilary Clinton. Yet he had positive things to say for President Trump stating that he believes the economy has been doing better.
“I think the economy is doing great, and it’s particularly reaching populations that heretofore had very bad problems in terms of jobs and employments and the opportunities that come with employment…African-American unemployment is at its lowest level… I give the president a lot of credit for moving the economy in a positive direction that’s benefiting a large amount of Americans,” Johnson said.
Johnson is America’s first African-American billionaire. He created BET with a loan and sold the company for $3 billion ins 2001.