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Ice Cube Responds To Folks Who Want To Cancel Him For Working With Trump On That 'Platinum Plan' For Black Americans

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When Trump advisor Katrina Pierson announced Ice Cube helped the administration with this last minute “Platinum Plan” for Black Americans, folks began to drag him online. Soon after, Cube clarified his involvement with the plan. Deets inside…

N.W.A. to….MAGA?

Ice Cube previously developed a "Contract With Black America" plan, which we're still not clear on how it will help black women specifically. It seems Cube believes the Trump campaign when they said they would take it in, despite the fact we see barely any of his initiatives in the finalized "Platinum Plan."

Trump advisor Katrina Pierson hopped on Twitter to shoutout rapper/producer/actor Ice Cube for his involvement in developing the “Platinum Plan” alongside the Trump administration.  And it caused a sh*t load of controversy on social media. The White House advisor thanked Cube for “his willingness to step up and work with” Trump on the “Platinum Plan,” which promises to help black businesses.

 

 

"Shoutout to @icecube for his willingness to step up and work with @realDonaldTrump Administration to help develop the #PlatinumPlan ICYMI: https://cdn.donaldjtrump.com/public-files/press_assets/president-trump-p... Leaders gonna lead, haters gonna hate. Thank you for leading!,” she tweeted.

It's interesting who the Trump Administration chooses to "listen to" and who they chose to ignore, as multiple black people from academia and politics attempted to Work with Trump early on in his candidacy and Presidency.  All have been ignored except for entertainers who don't come tot he table with experience and academic expertise in the areas they speak on.

Trump’s “Platinum Plan” promises to “increase access to capital in black communities by almost $500 billion” by creating 500,000 black-owned businesses and 3 million new jobs for the black community. It also claims to give the black community “access to better education and job training.” The Platinum Plan pledges to strengthen Trump’s immigration and policing policies in order to protect jobs and communities.  It's important to note, this is not $500B of new money.  This is almost all money that is already in place for various roads to help certain groups, and Trump's administration has yet to use it for what it is there for.  But, suddenly, a month before the election, he suddenly remembered it's there.

You can read the full plan here.

Cancel culture didn’t waste any time on calling Cube out for working with Trump on the “Platinum Plan,” so he took to Twitter to explain. He said he reached out to both the Republicans and the Democrats to discuss the development of policy plans to aide the black community. He said Republicans responded while Dems said they would address his "Contract with Black America" after the election.

 

 

“Facts: I put out the [Contract with Black America],” Cube tweeted. “Both parties contacted me. Dems said we’ll address the CWBA after the election. Trump campaign made some adjustments to their plan after talking to us about the CWBA.”

It's also important to note, the Biden Harris platform (WHICH HAS BEEN AVAILABLE HERE SINCE EARLIER THIS YEAR) already addresses much of what Cube is asking for. The rapper/actor continued to explain himself on Twitter, responding to fans who questioned why he would align himself with the Trump administration who has proven to be liars and proven to use black people for photo ops and smoke screens to prove they're not racist.  People also have been pointing out that Trump gives them nothing they ask for in the end.

Peep the tweets:

 

 

 

 

Cube said he did it for the betterment of the black community:

 

 

And he made it clear he didn’t endorse anyone:

 

 

We're playing semantics with the word endorse.  If you're saying you want an administration to incorporate your platform, and you claim they did, you certainly aren't going to disavow people from voting from them to enact your plan like they promised.  Cube, by the wway, was encouraging people NOT to vote at all just a few motnhs ago.  We guess it's ok to vote now that a set of demands he came up with to speak on behalf of the black community is being "looked at" by Trump?  Even though these demands are already in the Biden harris plan in far more detail?

A few days before the controversy, he shared a video talking about his “agenda for black Americans” with his “Contract with Black America” and said he was pushing it on everybody.

“The problems facing America are too deep and wide to simply reform one area or another,” the contract said. “Long-lasting solutions demand a comprehensive thorough ‘rethink’ of America so that each new approach in each area supports the success of the others. This Contract with Black America will provide conceptual approaches in several areas.”

The contract details 13 areas of improvement, including prison reform, bank lending, police reform and the elimination of all confederate monuments.

 

Again, almost all of this is directly and better addressed by the Biden Harris plan.

Political commentator Bakari Sellers said Cube got tricked by the Trump administration:

 

 

"Biden has a black agenda & a racial equity agenda," he tweeted. "He has a black female VP who will help oversee COVID recovery for a virus which from a health & economic POV devastated black communities. He will appoint a black woman to the SCOTUS."

Civil rights activist Shaun King hopped on Twitter to point out Cube never endorsed Trump:

 

Black Americans have expressed their thoughts about Cube working with the Trump administration on the policy plan. Here are some reactions below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyone else find the timing of the release of the “Platinum Plan”…sketchy? Trump has been in office for the last four years and Black Americans are just now being presented with a policy plan days before the presidential election? And none of this plan was enacted these previous 4 years?

Yeah, this milk isn’t clean at all. Thoughts?

Photo: Tinseltown/Shutterstock.com

 

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