Charlamagne Tha God credits Trump with ‘actually talking to young Black male voters’

'He's directing ads towards them,' said Charlamagne

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This week, radio personality Charlamagne Tha God raised some eyebrows after he gave President Donald Trump credit for making an attempt to reach young Black male voters, a demographic that he believes “never gets courted” during election campaigns.

Charlamagne tha God attends the 2020 iHeartRadio Podcast Awards at the iHeartRadio Theater on January 17, 2020 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

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Tuesday, during an appearance on CNN with Don Lemon, The Breakfast Club host, whose real name is Lenard Larry McKelvey, was asked about prominent Black men who are endorsing or at the very least seem willing to work with Trump.

“When it comes to those Black people you see who maybe [are] showing support for Trump, I just think because Trump is actually talking to young Black male voters,” he said, noting that the Democratic Party tens to target older Black men while turning a blind eye to their junior counterparts.

“He’s directing ads towards them. They are a group that, you know, never gets courted. I mean, Black people don’t get courted either as a whole, but that old Democratic regime speaks to old Black men and they think that everyone else in the Black community, the black family is supposed to fall in line … they think the rest of us all speak the same language.”

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“So Trump is targeting young Black males. And promo ad and marketing, it works,” he concluded.

Despite his hypothesis, the 42-year-old did note that he “didn’t like” the narrative that prominent Black men supporting Trump could tip the scales in his favor.

He went on to explain that he found that spin problematic, “because if Trump wins, they’re about to turn this into a ‘Black men are the reason why Trump is in office.'” 

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