Famous boxing promoter Don King dropped the N-word on Wednesday while introducing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at a black church in Cleveland, Ohio.
“I told Michael Jackson, I said if you’re poor, you’re a poor Negro– I won’t use the n-word,” King said. “But if you’re rich, you’re a rich Negro. If you’re intelligent and intellectual, you’re an intelligent and intellectual Negro.”
“If you’re a dancing and sliding and gliding ni**er– I mean negro,” he corrected, as Trump and the rest of the audience broke out in laughter, “you’re a dancing and sliding and gliding Negro.”
“So they’re not alienatin’, because you can not assimilate,” he added. “You’re going to be a Negro until you die.”
King, 85, was delivering a speech in support of Trump’s candidacy at a town hall held inside of a black revival center. The often controversial figure added that “black people need Donald Trump.”
Here’s video of Don King accidentally dropping the N-word while introducing Donald Trump at a Cleveland church pic.twitter.com/HK4FWpVEC0
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