Rapper and millionaire fashion mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs made a calling to the African-American community to turn up the heat on Hillary Clinton, and to hold off their vote until she and Donald Trump truly address the issues facing black Americans. In the interview with Al Sharpton on Sunday, Diddy claims the issues have not been addressed under the failed leadership of President Obama.
On the MSNBC show PoliticsNation, Diddy made the following proclamation to Sharpton regarding Obama’s presidency and where he’s apparently come short:
“I feel like we put President Obama in the White House. When I look back, I just wanted more done for my people because that’s the name of the game. This is politics. You put somebody in office, you get in return the things that you care about for your communities. I think we got a little bit shortchanged. That’s not knocking the president. …He’s done an excellent job, you know, but I think it’s time to turn up the heat because the black vote is going to decide who is the next president of the United States.”
Combs made it clear that Clinton in particular needs to do more for African-American voters, claiming she’s completely fallen short. “Hillary Clinton, you know, I hope she starts to directly talk to the black community,” he said. “It really makes me feel, you know, almost hurt that our issues are not addressed and we’re such a big part of the voting bloc.”
Meanwhile, Republican Donald Trump delivered a 14-minute speech at the Great Faith Ministries Church in Detroit on Saturday about the failures of the political establishment when it came to the needs of the black community. Trump then offered specific policy proposals on rebuilding the nation’s inner cities and infrastructure.
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