After telling a mostly white North Carolina audience, “African-American communities are absolutely in the worst shape that they’ve ever been in before. Ever, ever, ever,” Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump boarded his private airplane with controversial boxing promoter Don King to continue his so-called outreach to black voters.
King flew to Cleveland with Trump on Wednesday as the GOP nominee continued his pitch to African-American voters at the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland. Wearing the same bejeweled denim jacket that he wore to a 2014 Hillary Clinton fundraiser, King told the mostly black congregation, “Every white woman should cast a vote for Donald Trump” before dropping the N-word.
King used the term as he talked about black people trying to achieve success by emulating white people but still remaining “Negros.”
“I told Michael Jackson, I said if you’re poor, you’re a poor Negro. I won’t use the N-word,” he recounted. “But if you’re rich, you are a rich Negro. If you are intelligent, intellectual, you’re an intellectual Negro. If you’re a dancing and sliding and gliding n___er — I mean Negro, you are dancing and sliding a gliding Negro. . . . You know, you’re gonna be a Negro till you die.”
“The system is the problem, and he’s the only gladiator that would take on the system, like a David and a Goliath,” King said of Trump. “The system is corrupt, the system is rigged, the system is sexist, the system is racist,” King said, arguing that Trump is “able to throw this system out and create a new system where it encompasses all women, people of color, blacks and all freedom-loving people coming together to support themselves.”
“This is what we want and this is what America needs. America needs Donald Trump. We need Donald Trump — especially black people,” King said.
Here’s video of Don King accidentally dropping the N-word while introducing Donald Trump at a Cleveland church pic.twitter.com/HK4FWpVEC0
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) Sept. 21, 2016