ICE CUBE TEAMS UP WITH TRUMP ADMINISTRATION
By: CaraG @ExclusivelyCaraG
It’s no surprise that 2020 has been unprecedented. As our fight for change continues, Celebrities have stood up to use their platform to vocalize the importance of voting! Recently, rapper and actor Ice Cube developed his own strategy for the black community, Contract With Black America. CWBA is Ice Cube’s initiative to create a better and more perfect Union in America.
However, Ice Cube received backlash from the public after he teamed up with the Trump administration to discuss the reelection campaign of President Trump’s black agenda: The Platinum Plan. Trump’s grand plan is designed to win black votes by laying out promises such as marking the KKK and Antifa as terrorist organizations, making Juneteenth a federal holiday, and creating 3 million jobs for the Black community.
The outrage stirred from a tweet by Katrina Pierson, a senior advisor for the Trump administration that says, “Shoutout to @icecube for his willingness to step up and work with @realDonaldTrump Administration to help develop the #PlatinumPlan.”
Ice Cube clapped back to his fans stating in an interview with Roland Martin, “I told everybody that I was gonna meet with both sides (parties), and I don’t know why they didn’t believe me.” Ice Cube claims that President Donald Trump was more responsive, whereas Joe Biden and other Democratic officials cautioned him to wait until after the November election. Ice Cube follows up with a tweet that says:
“Facts: I put out the CWBA. 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.”
In response to Ice Cube’s claims, Richmond, Biden’s campaign co-chair, denied the accusations. “Let me be crystal clear. That did not happen,” he confirmed in a radio interview. “It’s (CWBA) not as comprehensive as our plan. And so that’s what we told him, and the offer to stay engaged was not, ‘we’ll talk to you after the election.’ It went like this: ‘Here’s my cell number, anything else you want to talk about on this plan or anything you think, you know, we need to talk about further, just pick up the phone and call.”
On the other hand, Black Caucus says their plan, quite similar to Ice Cube’s contract, has been ignored. It has been argued that Trump hasn’t helped the black community since he has been in office. It’s clear why Ice Cube standing with Trump, who presents a plan three weeks before the election but has had four years to actively stand with the black community, is causing an uproar.