Pearson is an anomaly among Gen Z, whose members, polling suggests, are more liberal than any generation before them.
For a young Black man like Pearson, skepticism trumps loyalty to the party of his parents and grandparents.
CJ Pearson and Eric Trump take photos with fans and other Black Trump supporters after an Atlanta rally for the president.
At 13, he joined Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign as chair of its youth outreach program.
Moreover, they recognize their value as representatives of a demographic the Trump campaign views as integral to their success at the margins: young people of color.