Trump Administration Thanks Ice Cube for Collaborating on ‘Platinum Plan’ for Black Americans

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Katrina Pierson, a senior advisor for the Trump campaign, has thanked Ice Cube for collaborating on the Administration’s “Platinum Plan” for African Americans.

Pierson recently reached out to Ice Cube in a tweet, writing in part: “Shoutout to @icecube for his willingness to step up and work with @realDonaldTrump Administration to help develop the #PlatinumPlan. … Leaders gonna lead, haters gonna hate. Thank you for leading!”

The senior advisor closed her message with a raised-fist emoji and, in a follow-up tweet, posted a “Today was a good day” GIF featuring the 51-year-old rapper and actor. Additionally, Pierson linked to a copy of the Platinum Plan, which encompasses the Trump administration’s second-term promises for the African American community. “Creating 500,000 new black owned businesses” and “increase access to capital in black communities by almost $500 billion” are some of the pledges outlined in the resource.

Ice Cube was quickly criticized for the collaboration (discussions were ongoing at the time of this writing), but the “You Know How We Do It” artist indicated that he’d contacted both the Trump administration and the Biden campaign about his Contract With Black America.

“Black progress is a bipartisan issue. When we created the Contract With Black America we expected to talk to both sides of the aisle. Talking truth to power is part of the process,” he specified early this morning.

In spite of the clarification, controversy continued to swirl on social media – prompting Ice Cube to elaborate upon his stance in a series of other tweets and multiple interviews.

“Black progress is a bipartisan issue. When we created the Contract With Black America we excepted to talk to both sides of the isle.  Talking truth to power is part of the process,” he specified early this morning.

Furthermore, the 21 Jump Street actor responded to a seemingly critical article by writing: “I will advise anybody on the planet who has the power to help Black Americans close the enormous wealth gap.” And shortly thereafter, Ice Cube emphasized that he hasn’t endorsed either of the 2020 presidential candidates.

In one of the aforementioned interviews – a TMZ Live sit down that took place this afternoon – Ice Cube firmly refuted the idea that he’s being used as a political pawn ahead of the quick-approaching election.

“I’m not being used,” said Ice Cube, before noting that his overarching goal is to secure aid on behalf of African Americans, and that he’s willing to speak to politicians in both parties. “My thing is, everybody’s mad at me, but nobody is asking the Biden campaign why y’all didn’t come up with $600 billion.

“That’s not on Ice Cube. I’m not telling nobody how to vote,” proceeded the L.A. native.

16 Responses

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      Trey

      Theres not such thing as maga. Its a slogan used to get votes – not an actual effort.

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    Haters Gonna Hate

    The left complains constantly, then when a leader steps up to make a difference they complain some more. 500,000 new black businesses and $500 Billion invested into black communities is a great step forward. Stop your hating people, make a positive change.

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      Ice P

      Boo hoo hoo…the left. Complainer little bitch.

      The right constantly lies and enriches themselves on the back of all America.

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        Haters Gonna Hate

        Hahaha wake up little P. For every politician on the right getting rich on our backs there’s one on the left doing the same. This isn’t about left or right. You’re getting played fool, wake up you’re stuck in the matrix. Elevate your mind. Caught thinking there’s a red or blue team this isn’t Sunday NFL smh

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          Ice P

          Hahaha! Actually, you confirm exactly what I was responding to as you focused on the left. It was you who pushed the us vs them dialog, not me. I attempted to make you realize there are two sides and both have flaws.

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      Red Whyteblue

      I’m not black and neither are all of my Republican friends, yet we’re all voting for Biden. We are real patriots who love America; not those brainwashed bullshit artists who blindly follow Trump. Morons.

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    Angelito

    Democrats do not give a crap about blacks—the entire DNC is run by WHITE RICH GUYS.

    And, Chuck Shumer has consistently opposed black democrat primary candidates in favor of white candidates.

    Democrats are racists and cannot exist without identity politics. Disgusting, awful, treasonous pukes who should be jailed and executed.

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      Benny

      From your description of what you believe the Dems to be, it sounds more like you’re describing Republicans. They’re racist, treasonous old white pukes. Nice going.

      As for Schumer, you need to do a shred of research before making an accusation. He has supported many black candidates, Obama being one of them.

      Your comments always jab at others. You never present ideas. Sad.

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      deepfreeze

      this is bot talk…and he knows it…its his platform….

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    Music Specialist

    What happened to the Black Intellectuals, financiers, political workers, sociologists and others that create positive plans?

    Why does that have to be a rapper that has plenty of money and is not known for creating plans for the Black community. What i see is the Trump organization throwing Cube under the bus just before election to cause dissent among voters.

    Secondly why didn’t Ice Cube utilize any of the existing avenues to make his plan be delivered with “pomp and circumstance”. He know many professionals that would have bent over backward to assist him in getting press PRIOR to sending a plan to either party making that plan mean something.

    Finally why didn’t this plan, developed by Cube, surface within the past 4 years? Why now? How many people have had a chance to work with Cube to prepare this plan and why can’t we see his original plan and not the Platinum Plan?

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      Abraham LIncoln

      Timing is probably just like all the promises Trump makes about a vaccine and a healthcare plan and everything else he’s already promised, but never delivered on – the election. Trump had 4 years to do his job and instead he golfed, tweeted and enriched himself and his companies on the US taxpayers. Bend over, America!

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    Rick

    Trump is a liar. Mexico still hasn’t built the wall. Ice Cube is a has been trying to stay relevant. Who cares what a rapper who has never been a politician thinks. I’m not voting for diseased Fatso.

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      Kathy

      Dr Fatso? Ha ha! Yes, Trump is a liar. He even lies about his lies. He’s a sociopath.

      That wall is yet another promise that Trump failed America with. Any pieces of the wall that was built was paid for by US taxpayers to his buddies and is now crumbling.

      HIs 2016 campaign promise to reveal his tax returns never materialized. He’s one of very few politicians who hasn’t shown his personal finances, and there must be a reason why.

      There is still no healthcare replacement plan in place, as was promised. He is dangling that as bait to be revealed after the election. Whatever.

      Our economy is in shambles, millions are unemployed, hundreds of thousands have died, business are shuttering, national debt is skyrocketing and our global position is greatly weakened. This pandemic, along with a negligent response from the administration and rhetoric that actually promotes poor judgement and lack of common sense among his sheep, isn’t helping. Nice job, Trump. You’re fired!

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    Geronimo

    Biden LIED about kickbacks through his drug-addicted son, and the proof is coming out…despite FULL BLOWN OPPOSITION from treasonous social media like Google and Facebook.

    I cannot wait for the DOJ to start indicting Silicon Valley traitors. And, talk about impeaching—Pedo Joe is a fulltime criminal who has done nothing in Washington for 50 years except accept bribes.