Donald Trump has no shortage of critics, that’s for sure. From opposing politicians, to pundits, to nearly 70 percent of the American people, nobody really seems to like him much.
Yet rapper Eminem may have just redefined loathing when it comes to Donald Trump.
In a brilliantly written, passionately delivered freestyle, he absolutely wrecked the amateur president. He also delivers an ultimatum to Trump-supporting fans: Trump, or Eminem. You can watch below:
— BET (@BET) October 11, 2017
“But we give Obama props, cause what we got in office now is a kamikaze that’ll probably cause a nuclear holocaust, and while the drama pops, and he waits for shit to quiet down, he’ll just gas his plane up and fly around til the bombing stops!” stands out as one of the best punchlines in the entire four-minute rant. Yet the most powerful section, in my opinion, was this:
From his endorsement of Bannon
support for the klansmen
tiki torches in hand
for the soldier that’s black and
comes home from Iraq and
is still told to go back to Africa
Fork and a dagger
in this racist 94-year-old grandpa
who keeps ignoring our past
historical, deplorable factors
This entire verse touches on so many different aspects of what is wrong with Donald Trump, and you can hear the anger and pain in his voice. It’s powerful. Undeniably, it speaks for many of those who feel extremely disillusioned by the Trump administration. It also shows that this isn’t an issue of racial politics — it’s not white versus black, as Trump tries to make it. It’s “not racist” or “racist.” The black power fist at the end really punctuates where he stands on this issue — “this issue” being the most racially divisive president this country has ever seen, who actively race baits in order to distract from his failures in leadership.
Twitter was fast to weigh in:
Trump’s response remains to be seen, but he never seems to respond to any form of criticism well. Despite Trump’s favorite form of media being Twitter, we can only hope he chooses to reply with his own verse.
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