Barack Obama has steered that Donald Trump‘s improve in votes from Black male voters within the 2020 US election might partially be attributed to “the bling, the ladies, the cash” in rap music.
Throughout an intensive interview with The Atlantic, the previous president steered that comparisons could be made between the best way wherein Trump values success and the opulent shows of wealth typically portrayed within the style’s music movies.
“It’s attention-grabbing: individuals are writing about the truth that Trump elevated his assist amongst Black males [in the election], and the occasional rapper who supported Trump,” mentioned Obama.
“I’ve to remind myself that when you hearken to rap music, it’s all in regards to the bling, the ladies, the cash. A number of rap movies are utilizing the identical measures of what it means to achieve success as Donald Trump is. All the pieces is gold-plated. That insinuates itself and seeps into the tradition.”
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An exit ballot from NBC means that Joe Biden acquired 80% of the assist of Black males, whereas Hillary Clinton obtained 82% of their vote in 2016. In distinction, Obama secured 95% and 87% respectively in 2008 and 2012.
Obama added: “America has at all times had a caste system — wealthy and poor, not simply racially however economically — nevertheless it wasn’t in your face more often than not once I was rising up.
“Then you definitely begin seeing Existence of the Wealthy and Well-known, that sense that both you’ve obtained it otherwise you’re a loser. And Donald Trump epitomises that cultural motion that’s deeply ingrained now in American tradition.”
However Obama’s feedback instantly sparked debate on social media, with some likening him to a “Get Off My Garden Previous Man”.
One other wrote: “Folks declaring to Obama that modern rap music’s completely different… Man’s like 60. His latest notion of music is a long time and a long time previous. He doesn’t perceive what you’re saying.”
Coming in scorching on the record of dumbass issues I didn’t count on however, you recognize, fuck 2020: Barack Obama going full Get Off My Garden previous man about… rap music. https://t.co/HKuZ8Q17WZ
— y’all nonetheless desire a cop within the White Home? (@shandy_d) November 16, 2020
I assure when you took a ballot of the black males who voted for Trump, the only most typical phrase could be “Obama didn’t do something for Black ppl” you might disagree with that evaluation however to say it’s bc of rap music…? https://t.co/0drqgkZzfI
— 57% of union households voted Biden (@LonWishom) November 16, 2020
One other mentioned: “I assure when you took a ballot of the black males who voted for Trump, the only most typical phrase could be “Obama didn’t do something for Black ppl” you might disagree with that evaluation however to say it’s bc of rap music..”
On the time of writing, President Trump continues to be but to formally concede defeat to President-elect Joe Biden after his triumph in the election.
On Trump’s refusal to concede, Obama added: “For all of the variations between myself and George W. Bush, he and his administration couldn’t have been extra gracious and intentional about making certain a easy handoff.
“One of many actually distressing issues in regards to the present scenario is the period of time that’s being misplaced due to Donald Trump’s petulance and the unwillingness of different Republicans to name him on it.”