Skip to comments.Ice Cube defends advising Trump on plan for Black Americans
Posted on 10/16/2020 9:54:19 AM PDT by Drew68
Ice Cube is defending his decision to advise President Trump on "The Platinum Plan," a Trump administration initiative to help Black Americans. Ice Cube, whose real name is O'Shea Jackson, received pushback after Trump campaign senior advisor Katrina Pierson revealed that the rapper helped revise the plan.
This surprised followers of the rapper, who has been a vocal critic of Mr. Trump, even releasing a song in 2018 titled "Arrest The President." As an artist known for his loud critiques of white supremacy and racism, something Mr. Trump has been accused of stoking, Ice Cube was accused of supporting the president's agenda as Election Day nears.
The year has marked substantial focus on the Black vote following a summer with massive Black Lives Matter protests demanding nationwide police reform and racial equality, a movement Mr. Trump has repeatedly criticized.
In a series of tweets, Ice Cube clarified that his meeting with the Trump administration was not an endorsement, but rather an olive branch to discuss his Contract With Black America, a series of policies to address racial inequality, including lending and police reform. The rapper noted that he has not yet endorsed a presidential candidate.
"Black progress is a bipartisan issue. When we created the Contract With Black America we (expected) to talk to both sides of the (aisle). Talking truth to power is part of the process," he tweeted Thursday. "I will advise anybody on the planet who has the power to help Black Americans close the enormous wealth gap."
The rapper said both Democratic and Republican leaders contacted him about his policy plan. Democrats asked to speak about his initiative after the election, Ice Cube said, while the Trump campaign made "adjustments" to the Platinum Plan after speaking with him. It's unclear what changes were made.
"I don't trust none of them," Ice Cube said in a video posted to Twitter on Sunday. "No president has done right by us so I don't trust none of them. So putting our hopes and dreams behind any of them just don't work, we got to make them do what we want them to do and there's only a few ways to do that."
Something strange is happening.
Anyhow, I'm following him on Twitter now and he's getting raked over the coals by mostly white liberals. But he's standing his ground.
This is a big story. Or it should be.
ping for your interest
I don’t know quite what to make of him, but he does not strike me as a man who backs down.
He’s shwoign up, while Elon quit his Presidential panel over Trump not signing the Paris Accord.
It really is shocking. I don’t know what to make of it.
It was always a challenge and now days it's incredible the amount of spine needed to JUST SHUT UP and carry on... Speaking or demonstrating your Conservatism is asking for trouble.
When will I have to put a yellow star on my shirt?
Ice Cube was accused of supporting the president’s agenda as Election Day nears..
There is no greater crime.
Eff the leftards, comin’ straight from da unnerground
They think I hafta vote for them ‘cause I’m brown...
Well...you gotta be ASKED before you can be part of something like that.
Most R presidents have had NO relationship to the black community or ever tried.
If Christie could get 20 percent of the black vote in NJ, then Trump can get it at the national level.
It wasn’t like Christie got that many in the 20th century.
It’s relatively recent enough to show it can be done.
Ice cube was staying at a hotel we were staying at for a wedding years ago. He was very nice and even mingled with us in the bar area. I remember there being many laughs his entourage was great too.
It’s time for Diamond & Silk to put out another video. I absolutely love those ladies. And ladies they are!
He didn’t even endorse Trump. He just created some sort of plan and sent it to both parties and that Trump signed on with and the Democrats pushed until after the election.
As an artist known for his loud critiques of white supremacy and racismNo; he was a promoter of racism and antisemitism; the lyrics of 1991s No Vaseline were unambiguous. Maybe as he aged, his ability to think for himself has re-asserted itself.
They’re excellent spokespeople for (and to) the black community.
Maybe even do a video where Ice Cube makes an appearance.
Well we will know soon enough whether we did a lot of typing over nothing...and get the same 11 percent as last time (which is high actually) or we get 15 percent or more.
That would make an incredible difference in PA, MI and other close states.
Not only can you not endorse Trump, you can’t even advise Trump per the mainstream media.
Trump is Hitler, doncha know?
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