Ice Cube Working With Trump, According to Senior Advisor
Written by DJ AquaTrunk on October 14, 2020
Donald Trump may have found himself an unpredictable ally in the rap community.
On Tuesday (Oct. 13), Katrina Pierson, a senior advisor for the Trump administration, announced that Ice Cube has been working with the President of the United States to develop his Platinum Plan for his presidential campaign. The Platinum Plan is an outline of Trump’s platform, which pledges to bring almost $500 billion into Black communities, provide better and affordable health care, offer access to capital for Black businesses, educational opportunities and more.
Pierson tweeted yesterday, “Shoutout to @icecube for his willingness to step up and work with @realDonaldTrump Administration to help develop the #PlatinumPlan ICYMI: https://cdn.donaldjtrump.com/public files/press_assets/president-trump-platinum-plan-final-version.pdf… Leaders gonna lead, haters gonna hate. Thank you for leading! ✊🏾,” the tweet reads.
In an Instagram video shared by the 51-year-old rapper on Oct. 11, prior to Trump’s advisor claiming that Cube has worked with the Trump administration, Ice Cube explained why he decided to dive into politics. During the nearly eight-minute clip, Cube chooses not to align himself with the Democrat or Republican party, but affirms he has made contacts to talk about real issues.
“I’ve been making contacts trying to talk about these real issues. Straight up, I believe the Democrats have… they’ve been nice,” Cube started. “They’ve been cordial, so to speak. I don’t really see them pushing their policies in any different direction. They’re still talking this minority, minority, people of color shit that don’t necessarily include us. That don’t necessarily include Black Americans, especially descendants of slaves.”
He did, however, confirm he has met with Republicans to discuss policies and says that the political party has proposed $500 billion, presumably to the Black community.
“We also met with the Republicans and shit. They brought us in. We talked to ’em,” Ice Cube went on. “They’ve moved their agenda a lot because of what we said. You know, they put $500 billion on the table. Who knows what’s gone really happen. I just know one of ’em gon ‘win. I don’t know if it can really matter to us. We gotta just push whoever’s in there ’cause ain’t nobody really solved our problems. People say we can’t take another four years of this. Black people, we can take anything, shit.”
The news of Ice Cube supposedly working with the Trump administration follows Joe Biden’s campaign video involving battle rappers to explain the importance of voting. You can read more about the Trump Administration’s Platinum Plan here.
XXL has reached out to Ice Cube for a comment.
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