‘I will not allow Trump to define the Party’: a black female Republican speaks out

By Matthew Knott | The Age |

Mia Love celebrating in 2014 after becoming the first black Republican woman elected to Congress. Credit: AP

New York: Donald Trump runs the risk of being a one-term president because of his divisive rhetoric and unwillingness to connect with women and non-white voters, says the first black female Republican elected to the US Congress.

But Mia Love, a rising star in the Republican party before being swept out of office in last year’s “blue wave” midterm elections, warned that the Democrats risk blowing their chance of defeating Trump in 2020 if they pander to the party’s progressive base.

Mia Love celebrating in 2014 after becoming the first black Republican woman elected to Congress.

Ms Love has recently joined the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre as a visiting fellow and will travel to Australia later this year to speak about US politics.

“When the president talks about America First a lot of people feel left out,” Love said in an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age in New York.

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