Boxing promoter Don King, a strong Donald Trump supporter, used the “N” word at a Trump event while introducing Donald Trump to the audience.
In the midst of Trump’s so-called “outreach” to black people, King, whose only job was to introduce the Republican presidential nominee to the mostly black church audience, used the opportunity to share part of a conversation he claimed he had with Michael Jackson, dropping the N word along the way.
“I told Michael Jackson, I said if you’re poor, you’re a poor Negro– I won’t use the n-word,” he recounted. “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 n*gger– I mean negro,” he corrected, as Trump and the rest of the room erupted in laughter, “you’re a dancing and sliding and gliding Negro.”
“So they’re not alienatin’, because you can not assimilate,” he said. “You’re going to be a Negro until you die.”
Trump thanked King as he took the stage. “Ah, there’s only one Don King, only one Don,” he said.
Here’s video of Don King accidentally dropping the N-word while introducing Donald Trump at a Cleveland church pic.twitter.com/HK4FWpVEC0
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) September 21, 2016