As if 2020 couldn’t get any more bizarre, Ice Cube is now working with the Trump Administration.
On Tuesday (Oct. 13), Katrina Pierson, a senior advisor for the Trump administration, announced that Ice Cube has been working with the President of the United States to develop his Platinum Plan for his presidential campaign. The Platinum Plan is an outline of Trump’s platform, which pledges to bring almost $500 billion into Black communities, provide better and affordable health care, offer access to capital for Black businesses, educational opportunities and more.
Shoutout to @icecube for his willingness to step up and work with @realDonaldTrump Administration to help develop the #PlatinumPlan
Leaders gonna lead, haters gonna hate. Thank you for leading! ??
— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) October 13, 2020
In an Instagram video shared by the 51-year-old rapper on Oct. 11, prior to Trump’s advisor claiming that Cube has worked with the Trump administration, Ice Cube explained why he decided to dive into politics. During the nearly eight-minute clip, Cube chooses not to align himself with the Democrat or Republican party, but affirms he has made contacts to talk about real issues.
“I’ve been making contacts trying to talk about these real issues. Straight up, I believe the Democrats have… they’ve been nice,” Cube started. “They’ve been cordial, so to speak. I don’t really see them pushing their policies in any different direction. They’re still talking this minority, minority, people of color shit that don’t necessarily include us. That don’t necessarily include Black Americans, especially descendants of slaves.”
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