Friday, January 15, 2021

Charlamagne Tha God Says Trump Doesn’t ‘Give a Damn About Black People’ [VIDEO]

*Breakfast Club host Charlamagne Tha God blasted Donald Trump on Monday during his chat with MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle. 

When asked why he thinks the president is attacking Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and the “rat and rodent infested mess” in Baltimore, Charlamagne responded “because he’s a racist.”

Adding, “We would never get America to do anything collectively about racism. You can implement legislation, policies, bills where none of that will change a person’s heart. Racism is the American way … That’s what he represents.”

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Charlamagne acknowledged that Baltimore “is in bad shape,” but he blames it on “systemic racism,” “oppression,” and “marginalization.”

“You are the President of the United States of America. If you think that Baltimore has a problem, then go fix it. Send some federal aid there. You want to ‘Make America Great Again,’ then start with Baltimore,” he told Ruhle.

“Once again, it’s just systemic racism and oppression. That’s the only reason he’s having this conversation, but we’re letting him distract from the fact that it started with the kids at the border.

“Don’t let him change the subject so easily by talking about Baltimore, because Donald Trump don’t give a damn about those black kids in Baltimore or those brown kids at the border. Let’s be clear on that.”

He also called the Trump administration fascists and accused the president of pushing a “fascist agenda,” labelling Trump a “Russian agent.” 

“I think democracy, as we know it in America, is dead,” Charlamagne declared. “I really do, I really do. I mean, this guy controls the Department of Justice at this point, you know? The Senate is run by Republicans. He basically has the Supreme Court in his pocket. Like, what can we really do in 2020 if he has the deck stacked against the country like that?”

Charlamagne later made clear that he has no interest in sitting down with Trump ahead of the 2020 presidential race. 

“I just don’t feel it would be a productive conversation. That would be a conversation for entertainment purposes,” he said. “It would be great, you know, publicity for our show. It would be great ratings-wise but he doesn’t really need to be sitting down with me, he needs to be sitting down with the Elijah Cummings of the world, and the Maxine Waters, and the John Lewises and you know the people who actually have a stake in this country in that way.”

Adding, “It’s not like he gives a damn about black people. It’s not like he gives a damn about brown people. What would he be talking to me for other than entertainment purposes?”

 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Charlemagne is SO RIGHT. I hope some of these young folks are truly listening. I don’t think most people understand—this country is grave danger. We can’t have another four years of this, because if we do, our country will be gone. Even if we get a Democratic president and the Senate somehow flips, things have truly changed. Change is inevitable, but I don’t know how good this change is.

    It’s hard not to get discouraged and cynical. I pray for relief for all people, but we’re in the world, a world that we may feel is in the control of God, but God also gave people free choice. Obviously, everyone has not chosen God;; I don’t see many ‘evangelical christians’, or even some of these mega-church pastors leading their flocks towards manna instead of Jesus’ words: “That that you do to the least of those, you do unto me.”

    I really hope my people are educating themselves, not only with their intuition but with facts and figures, knowledge of policies, understanding how our government is supposed to work. I hope we all listen to people like Charlemagne, Stacy Abrams, The Rev. in North Carolina (can’t think of his name) who is WALKING the WALK.

    I pray for us. I love us. I hope we love ourselves enough to get out IN FORCE and vote–wherever we are in the country. And vote Democratic–one thing I disagree with Charlegmagne about is that Democrats HAVE done good stuff for Black folks. Lyndon Baines Johnson pushed the Voting Rights Act into law (1965), despite his fellow Southern Democrats (who are now those vile rethuglicans), and that’s just one, off the top of my head. This is getting too lengthy–prolly no one will read it, but I had to rant for a minute. Peace. Vote.

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