Here's video of Don King accidentally dropping the N-word while introducing Donald Trump at a Cleveland church pic.twitter.com/HK4FWpVEC0
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Along with accidentally dropping the n-bomb while introducing Donald Trump at a Cleveland church today, controversial boxing promoter Don King gave an impassioned plea to his “black brothers and sisters” to elect Trump and send him to the White House.
“America needs Donald Trump. We need Donald Trump. Especially black people,” he said.
“They told me you got to try to emulate and imitate the white man, and then you can be successful. So we tried that. So we said, ‘If you get some money, you can do this here.’ I told Michael Jackson, I said, ‘If you’re poor, you’re a rich Negro’ — I would use the N-word. But if you’re rich, you are a rich Negro. If you are intelligent, intellectual, you’re an intellectual Negro. If you’re a dancing and sliding and gliding n—– — I mean Negro, you’re a dancing and sliding and gliding Negro.”
Trump sat directly behind King with a wide grin throughout the entire introduction. When the Republican presidential nominee took the podium, he thanked King, calling King “an amazing guy.”
That “amazing guy” was barred by the Republican National Committee from appearing at the GOP convention this summer. RNC Chair Reince Priebus told Trump over a phone call that the party could not associate itself with King, who had a second-degree murder charge reduced to manslaughter and later pardoned in 1983 by Ohio Gov. James Rhodes for the 1966 conviction. He served nearly four years before being released on parole.