Ice Cube defends working with Trump administration

Clay Curtis
October 15, 2020

On Wednesday, senior advisor Katrina Pierson took to Twitter with a series of posts lauding the 51-year-old rapper-actor, whose real name is O'Shea Jackson, for working with the Trump administration on his proposed Platinum Plan for the Black community.

The Platinum Plan is a proposal by Trump's reelection campaign to increase access to capital by nearly $500 billion, create 3 million new jobs, provide more affordable healthcare, and make Juneteenth a national holiday among other initiatives meant to economically empower the Black Americans if he is reelected.

On Tuesday, Trump senior advisor Katrina Pierson gave the former N.W.A. star a congratulatory nod on Twitter, for his work helping Trump develop his Black Economic Empowerment "Platinum Plan", a four-part initiative created to win over Black American voters.

"Leaders gonna lead, haters gonna hate. Thank you for leading!" followed by the medium-brown raised fist emoji after thanking the Friday star. However, Cube was embraced by Republicans and conservatives.

"They moved their agenda a lot because of what we said", Ice Cube said of the Republicans in a video explaining his position. "We talked to 'em", Ice Cube went on. "No president has done right by us, so I don't trust none of them", he said.

"Who knows what's really gonna happen". He also noted that "the Democrats, they have every Black celebrity and shit on they team, so they just figure, 'Tell Cube to shut the fuck up and vote.' I ain't gonna do that. I don't know if can really matter to us, we gotta just push whoever's in there, because ain't nobody really solved our problems", he said. People say we can't take another four years of this. "This Contract with Black America will provide conceptual approaches in several areas".

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But Pierson was put on the spot in fairly short order when Yashar Ali raised the issue of Cube's "history of anti-semitic statements and tweets", to which Pierson replied "This is exclusively about BLACK AMERICA!"

After making contact with both campaigns, Ice Cube shared that Biden's campaign wanted to touch base after Election Day about the CWBA, while Trump's campaign reached out to him and included some of the CWBA into the White House's Platinum Plan. Dems (Democrats) said we'll address the CWBA after the election.

Trump's Platinum Plan listed multiple goals the commander-in-chief said he hopes to make true for Black Americans including increased access to capital in Black communities by nearly $500 billion.

You can expect more to come, as Cube later announced he will be appearing with CNN's Chris Cuomo on Thursday night to discuss the issue.

A truly disappointing turn of events, 2020, is one insane ass year.

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