In the 2020 Presidential elections, polls saw an estimated 20% of Black men voted for President Trump’s reelection this year, which is 2% higher than the 18% who had voted for him back in 2016. In light of these reports, former President Barack Obama shared his opinion with the host of Snapchat’s “Good Luck America” Peter Hamby on why that is. His answer is more racist than you could believe.
“It’s interesting—people are writing about the fact that Trump increased his support among Black men [in the 2020 presidential election], and the occasional rapper who supported Trump. I have to remind myself that if you listen to rap music, it’s all about the bling, the women, the money. A lot of rap videos are using the same measures of what it means to be successful as Donald Trump is. Everything is gold-plated. That insinuates itself and seeps into the culture,” Obama said in an interview for the Atlantic.
So ‘rap music’ introduced the elements of greed and misogyny after 2016? Black voters love demeaning women because of…hip hop? To claim that President Trump “embodies” hip hop ethos after months of claiming he’s a white supremacist doesn’t make any sense. But when have liberals made any sense? This just reflects what the left truly believes of the black community. They don’t put thought into their voting decisions. They just listen to hip-hop music.
Barack Obama’s response fueled a Twitter battle over whether or not men are more susceptible to public figures who act tough or “macho” in everyday culture. He blamed President Trump’s popularity on TV for translating over into the world of politics, even though it was liberal mainstream networks that created most of the divide.
“Ah yes the very timely and topical “bling bling” that is very much still a thing talked about in rap music,” one user tweeted sarcastically. Others pointed out that Barack Obama must not have listened to his own Spotify summer playlist, being that there are several rap songs in it.
Obama would rather chastise hip-hop music than acknowledge that a few rappers (who publicly endorsed Trump) were tired of being taken for granted by Democrats. President-elect Joe Biden had ignored Black Americans for a large portion of his campaign and is appearing to still ignore them after winning the Election. Comments made by Biden such as “you ain’t black” if you’ve got to decide who to vote for angered thousands of Americans. Democrats felt they were “owed’ a vote by the Black community, instead of Republicans who believe you have to earn it.
There’s a chance that 20% of Black Americans just wanted economic success, freedom, and the chance to live their lives without massive government interference. It’s not always about hip-hop music.