President Trump’s first press convention following yesterday’s midterm election was, unsurprisingly, a complete sh*t-show.
In between yelling at CNN’s Jim Acosta and dodging questions concerning his assertion that he’s a white nationalist, Trump additionally denied figuring out Lil Jon—who appeared on Trump’s Superstar Apprentice present not simply as soon as, however TWICE.
Close to the tip of Trump’s weird post-midterm press convention, he was requested about accusations of racism, together with Lil Jon’s declare that Trump known as him Uncle Tom.
“Michael Cohen lately stated you known as black voters silly; Omarosa has accused you of utilizing the ‘N’ phrase, and the rapper Lil Jon has stated you known as him ‘Uncle Tom.’ What’s your response?” requested one reporter.
“I don’t know who Little Jon is,” Trump responded. “I actually don’t.”
“He was on ‘The Apprentice,’” the reporter replied. (FYI: Lil Jon appeared on the fact present with Trump as a contestant in 2011 and 2013.)
“Oh, he was?” Trump requested. “OK. Oh, I see. I don’t know… I’d by no means try this, and I don’t use racist remarks, and you understand what, if I did, you’d’ve identified about it.”
Trump should have a horrible reminiscence—both that or he’s mendacity his orange a** off—as a result of all of us bear in mind when Lil Jon addressed the incident in a press release he shared to Twitter in 2016 in response to a report from The Every day Beast.
“When this ‘Uncle Tom’ incident occurred on ‘Superstar Apprentice’ within the boardroom a number of of my castmates and I addressed Mr. Trump instantly once we heard the remark,” the rapper/producer wrote on Twitter. “I can’t say if he knew what he was really saying or not, however he did cease utilizing that time period as soon as we defined (its) offensiveness.”
— LILJON (@LilJon) October 15, 2016
Here’s a video displaying Donald Trump warmly embracing Lil Jon and posing for photographs with him simply 5 years in the past throughout an look at Trump Tower:
Along with saying he had no concept who Lil Jon was, Trump additionally stated that he doesn’t suppose Oprah likes him anymore—which might be true.
“I used to be tempted to ask you why you appreciated Oprah,” one reporter stated.
“Why do I like Oprah? What sort of query is that? He’s a comic right here,” Trump responded, gesturing to the journalist. “I do like Oprah. She was an individual I knew nicely. She got here to my place in Palm Seashore typically and I’ve lots of respect for her.”
Trump added: “I don’t know if she likes me anymore however that’s okay.”