T.I. “The View” Video: Donald Trump Is “Poster Child For White Supremacy”
T.I. called Donald Trump a “poster child for white supremacy” on “The View” on Thursday. Watch below.
The rapper was on the show to promote the final season of his reality show, “The Family Hustle,” but the co-hosts were eager to discuss his recent criticism of Trump. As Gossip Cop reported, T.I. was one of the celebrities who reacted after Trump suggested Snoop Dogg should go to jail for his mock assassination music video. T.I. gave an especially enraged, explicit response to the president on Instagram, which Joy Behar now noted “I can’t read on daytime television.”
Asked what prompted him to blast Trump so strongly, T.I. explained, “Snoop Doogg, generationally, and myself as an artist and as an African-American young man who came from poverty and used my life and lifestyle along with my talent to bring myself and my family up out of the wreckage and create a new way of life for ourself. We have a community and in this community, you are not going to come and challenge or try to belittle or demean us or our advancements by no means, shape, form or fashion.”
“Whatever Snoop said, he had the right to say. He’s protected by the Constitution in saying it,” the performer pointed out, adding, “We have to protect our legends. We have to protect our heroes and the people who mean something to us and our community and our culture.” Sunny Hostin brought up Trump staffer Omarosa previously saying she wants to “bridge the gap” between the White House and the black community, prompting T.I. to snark, “She can’t even bridge the gap in her teeth.”
He went on to say, “Just speaking openly and honestly about it, before we can get anywhere with this president, person in office [right now]. Before we get into it, we have to address all of the disrespect and degrading that was done during the campaign.” T.I. also mentioned Kanye West and Steve Harvey each meeting with Trump, and questioned why they would do that when Trump has yet to apologize for those offenses.
“Before you stand and smile and say this is a good man and take pictures, what about addressing the disrespect and disregard for our community that was done? And what about him being the poster child for white supremacy and standing for the people who look to devalue our lives?” he asked. “Before you address that, there’s no other conversation.” Check out the full video below.