Despite President Donald Trump’s continued unpopularity among many in the entertainment industry, there appears to be a political and sociological realignment underway across America in the final stretch of the 2020 presidential race.
As a recent example, rapper Lil Wayne recently revealed that he had a “great meeting” with the president in Florida this week, going on to signal some level of support for Trump’s plans to provide assistance to the Black community, as reported by Fox News.
The artist, whose legal name is Dwayne Carter Jr., offered his take on the president’s second-term agenda in a tweet posted after a Trump rally in the state on Friday.
In his post later the same evening, Carter began by acknowledging the achievements of Trump’s first term.
“Just had a great meeting with [Trump] besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership,” he wrote.
The rapper went on to assert that Trump “listened to what we had to say today and assured us he will and can get it done.”
Carter referenced the Platinum Plan, a platform piece unveiled by the Trump campaign earlier in the season, which includes a collection of proposals impacting federal and private interests and aimed specifically at increasing the standard of living for Black Americans.
“Both parties contacted me”
Among its proposals are items including increased access to capital, creating more Black-owned businesses and job opportunities, and providing greater access to fundamental services like education, healthcare, and safe housing.
Carter’s nod of approval came on the heels of similar comments by another prominent rapper.
Ice Cube revealed earlier this month that he met with Trump representatives to discuss the details of the president’s plan in comparison with his own plan, known as the Contract with Black America. Interestingly, he noted that Democrats had essentially snubbed him and his idea when presented with the opportunity to engage in a meaningful discussion on the topic.
“Facts: I put out the CWBA,” he 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.”
While it remains unlikely that both plans will agree on all points, the fact that the Trump campaign is willing to make such discussions a priority is sure to further undermine the narrative that Black voters are best served by walking in lockstep with the Democratic Party.