Rapper Lil Wayne announced Thursday that he will meet with President Donald Trump and support Trump’s “Platinum Plan” to assist black Americans, which has caused social media Wide attention.
The rapper tweeted: “In addition to everything he has done so far in criminal reform, a great party with @realdonaldtrump @potus, the Platinum Project will give the community real ownership. He listened to what we are going to say today and promised that he will and can do it.”
The reactions were varied, with some critics mocking the rapper or tweeting “Not Wayne”
At the same time, some conservatives expressed support to Lil Wayne, which is another example of black entertainers withdrawing from the Democratic Party-a key part of Trump’s re-election message.
Some people confusingly cited 50 points as an example of Trump’s pro: “Lil Wayne followed Kanye and 50 points to recognize President Trump.” Conservative political commentator Michael Knowles tweeted on Twitter. “The rapper is now a Republican. This is really time to live.”
Conservative JT Lewis exclaimed: “The rapper is a Republican!!!”
Many previous examples of well-known black artists supporting Trump have been surrounded by public backtracking and misinformation. This is the case for both 50 Cent and Kanye West.
In mid-October, 50 cents seemed to endorse Trump on Trump’s Instagram, citing the tax plan of Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate. But then he backtracked in a later Twitter post saying “I never liked him”.
Kanye once used the name of publicly supporting Trump, and when he started his own presidential campaign, it seemed to reverse his support.
To make Trump even more confusing, Trump’s son Eric recently tweeted and then deleted a revised version of the rapper “Ice Cube” (Ice Cube) and Trump Dai Photo of 50 cents of hat.
At the same time, Ice Cube was widely criticized for cooperating with Trump to develop a plan to help black Americans. Then the rapper defended Trump’s distance from himself in an interview with “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace.
He told Wallace: “I don’t play these political games anymore.” “I will go to the people in power, and I will talk to them about our problems.
Contributors: Alia E. Dastagir William Cummings and Rasha Ali, USA Today.
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