President Donald Trump and Republicans have never had much success in winning over Hollywood’s elite, as it’s the trendy and hip move for celebrities to trash the president and his policies to their millions of social media followers in an effort to help Democrats.
As Breitbart reported this week, that trend could soon be changing as more celebrities, like rapper 50 Cent, realize what a presidency under Joe Biden would mean for their finances. The notorious rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, recently announced his support for Trump after he saw Biden’s astonishingly high proposed tax rates for the ultra-rich.
Jackson shocked his fans when he posted an image on Monday showing that tax rates in New York City for those making over $400,000 would be at 62 percent. Other areas, like California and New Jersey, were also in the same range.
The rapper’s response was blunt and filled with profanities aimed at the proposed Biden tax rates, but at the heart of his message, he proudly stated “Vote Trump” before explaining that he never really liked New York in the first place.
CNBC confirmed the extremely high tax rates for America’s successful and wealthy class under a Biden administration, saying “In California, New Jersey and New York City, taxpayers earning more than $400,000 a year could face combined state and local statutory income tax rates of more than 60%.”
Some top Trump campaign surrogates had fun with the news of Jackson’s political camp-switch on social media.
“I guess 50 cent don’t want to end up 20 cent,” 2016 Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson tweeted.
I guess 50 cent don’t want to end up 20 cent. 🇺🇸 https://t.co/bqAOprgOlP
— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) October 19, 2020
It would probably be foolish to think that Jackson’s newfound interest in Trump’s policies will kick off a wave of Hollywood celebrity support, but it should be noted that Jackson is the second major rap star to jump on the Trump Train with the recent announcement of rapper Ice Cube supporting the president’s “Platinum Plan,” which aims at helping black communities across America.
Perhaps as more of America’s wealthy considers the fact that a Biden win in November would mean that they’ll be taxed into the ground, they’ll begin to see the light.