Although the 2020 election is nearly one year away, BET founder Robert L. Johnson has already predicted the outcome. In a recent CNBC interview, the billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist projected President Donald Trump’s win based on the President’s strategic ability to turn the tide of news cycles and to make himself the lead story.
In the past, Johnson has also touted the President’s economic success. In July, Johnson discussed the upward economic trend with CNBC, indicating record lows of black unemployment. More recently, in an interview with CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Johnson spoke about his ability to speak with President about various issues, aiming to give credit where credit is due, “…when I see a president doing positive things, particularly for African Americans.” When asked if a particular 2020 presidential candidate had clenched his vote, Johnson clarified, “I don’t think it’s fundamentally in the best interests of African Americans to be locked up in one party.”