P. Diddy, Blacks ‘Shortchanged’ by Obama
Black Americans “got a little bit shortchanged” by President Barack Hussein Obama, according to rap mogul and entrepreneur Sean “P. Diddy” Combs.
In a candid interview aired Sunday: “Politics Nation With Al Sharpton,”
Mr. Combs also urged Black voters to “hold” their vote until both US Presidential candidates Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and GOP candidate Donald Trump “come for our vote,” and “bring something with it.”
“My number one thing, though, to be honest, is Black people,” Mr. Combs said after talking about his new education initiative; Combs just opened a charter school in Harlem.
“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,” he continued. “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 Blacks votes may decide who is the next President of the United States.”
Mr. Combs said talking about Black voters is not enough to command their loyalty.
“Hillary Clinton, you know, I hope she starts to directly talk to the Black community,” he said, adding: “It really makes me feel, you know, almost hurt that our issues are not addressed and we are such a big part of the voting bloc.”
“I honestly think that Heat has to be turned up so much that as a community we have to hold our vote,” he said. “Don’t pacify yourself. Revolutionize the game. Make them come for our vote. It is a whole different strategy. I think we need to hold our vote.”
“That is a big announcement,” Al Sharpton responded.
“You can get the vote. You are going to have to come get it,” Mr. Combs replied. “You have to bring something with it.”
After Donald Trump’s Detroit speech, he is going after the Blacks’ vote and he will deliver on his promises to the community.
“Our nation is too divided,” he said. “We talk past each other and do not talk to each other.
And those who seek office do not do enough to step into the community and learn what’s going on. I’m here today to learn, so that we can together remedy injustice in any form, and so that we can also remedy economics so that the African-American community can benefit economically through jobs and income and so many other different ways.”
“I believe we need a civil rights agenda for our time,” he added, he said earlier that becoming the nominee of the party of Abraham Lincoln “was one of the great honors of my life.”
Donald Trump has closed to within 2 points of Hillary Clinton, making the race a relative dead heat “within the margin of error,” according to Morning Consult’s new poll results Sunday morning.
It was the 2nd national poll in 2 days in which the two candidates are now in a virtual tie.
Friday, the latest Reuters/Ipsos national tracking poll showed 40% of likely voters supporting Donald Trump and 39% backing Hillary Clinton for the week of 26 August to 1 September.
Mrs. Clinton’s support has dropped steadily in the weekly tracking poll since 25 August eliminating what had been a 8-point lead for her.
The Morning Consult poll has tightened every week in the past month from a 7-point Clinton head-to-head edge 44-37 on 11 August to just 42-40 24 August. The poll took a national sample of 2,001 registered voters with a 2% margin of error.
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