For decades, Democrats have positioned themselves as the only party fighting for African Americans, and have enjoyed overwhelming support from that demographic despite putting very little effort into proving the claim.
However, some leaders in the Black community have noticed that Democrats are not putting their money where their mouth is, but Donald Trump is — like rapper Ice Cube, who shocked Democrats by openly working with the Trump administration to enact his “Contract with Black America.”
Ice Cube has made it clear that he’s not necessarily endorsing Donald Trump for president but was forced to come out in defense of his decision to cross the aisle and work with the sitting president after Hollywood and the mainstream media exploded in rage after the news broke.
Ice Cube tweeted on October 14 that he reached out to both Democrat and GOP leaders in search of cooperation in enacting the “contract,” which seeks to close the opportunity gap in the US.
Facts: I put out the [Contract with Black America]. Both parties contacted me. Dems said we’ll address the CWBA after the election. Trump campaign made some adjustments to their plan after talking to us about the CWBA.
Trump Derangement Syndrome runs so deep on the left that Black Americans are not allowed to work with the powers that be to advocate for their community — and Ice Cube found that out within hours.
The rapper has been forced to defend his meetings with the Trump administration on multiple occasions, most recently appearing on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Wednesday to clarify his intentions.
“I put out a plan, both campaigns wanted to talk to me about it, and I was eager to talk to both campaigns. I’m done playing this politic game, joining sides,” he told host Trevor Noah. “To me, that doesn’t get the job done. You know, what gets the job done is to try to make a deal with whoever is in power and hopefully they see what we’re going through.”
Ice Cube continued:
I want to keep our issues top-of-mind and at the forefront of everything. So, you know, it’s politics; the Trump campaign put out those headlines, but you’ve got both sides putting out headlines. You’ve got celebrities on both sides with headlines. You know, campaigns try to use political footballs in any way they can. At the end of the day, American people are smarter than that. American people are going to look at all of the facts and go and vote for the person they believe can win and do a better job.
The rapper pointed out that working towards bipartisan solutions to real problems facing Black Americans does not constitute a political endorsement, firing back at critics that “no matter what side of the fence you’re on, it’s time for both sides to come together and solve this problem.”