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    Lil Wayne praising Trump?


    Lil Wayne met with President Donald Trump to discuss the former President’s plan for Black Americans and liked what he heard.

    Lil Wayne praised Trump in a tweet on October 29th, 2019 and posted a photo of them together giving a thumbs up.

    In the tweet, he says: “Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership. He listened to what we had to say today and assured me he will and can get it done.”

    Trump’s “platinum plan” is geared toward Black voters and includes many  initiatives like building neighborhoods with the “highest policing standards,” expanding school choice, and improving economic opportunity for Black Americans.

    Earlier this month, rapper Ice Cube, who vowed he would never agree with Trump, announced he was working with the President on developing his plan for Black voters. Ice Cube defended his position on Twitter, saying he’d “advise anyone on the planet who has the power to help Black Americans close the enormous wealth gap.”

    It was said that Lil Wayne reached out to the White House first.

    The President has made widely criticized remarks regarding racial justice. Trump, earlier this year, called Black Lives Matter “a symbol of hate” and accused the movement of provoking killings of police officers.

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