What is Platinum Plan? Ice Cube brutally trolled for helping Trump's campaign for Blacks: ‘Too many drugs?’

Fans were confused after White House senior advisor Katrina Pierson thanked the rapper for his 'willingness to step up and work with' the Trump administration


                            What is Platinum Plan? Ice Cube brutally trolled for helping Trump's campaign for Blacks: ‘Too many drugs?’
Ice Cube (Getty Images)

President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Katrina Pierson tweet thanking rapper Ice Cube is being discussed on social media widely. Pierson wrote: “Shoutout to @icecube for his willingness to step up and work with @realDonaldTrump Administration to help develop the #PlatinumPlan  Leaders gonna lead, haters gonna hate. Thank you for leading!”



 

The rapper was quick to clarify his stand and he tweeted, “Facts: I put out the CWBA. Both parties contacted me. Dems said we’ll address the CWBA after the election. Trump campaign made some adjustments to their plan after talking to us about the CWBA.”

In July he had tweeted about the Contract with Black America (CWBA). He had written, “This is an updated version of A CONTRACT WITH BLACK AMERICA. We’ve been working with a lot of experts and great people during these last few weeks. The document is much stronger and much more detailed. We will continue towards perfection.”  The document details a number of plans related to prison reform, bank lending, and more.



 

 



 

 

The website of the contract states, “As citizens and lawmakers both, we are joining to demand the Contract with Black America be addressed immediately to finally create the “more perfect union” all Americans deserve. As such, it is time for a complete paradigm shift in how we run our institutions and operate our country.” The entire contract can be read here.

What is the Platinum Plan?

On September 25, as stated in a Bloomberg report, Trump revealed a plan to help with capital, jobs and opportunities to the Black communities. A program that his campaign is calling the ‘Platinum Plan for Black America’.

The report further stated that the Platinum Plan pledges $500 billion in access to capital, creating 3 million new jobs, and bridging historic disparities in health care and education. Some of the promises listed include school choice, criminal justice reform and favorable trade deals for Black farmers and manufacturers. The plan also states that Trump will even make Juneteenth a federal holiday if he is reelected. As stated in the report, the Platinum Plan includes a point to open up $500 billion in federal contracting opportunities in Black communities via infrastructure spending. One of the points in the plan also includes declare lynching as a federal hate crime and prosecute both the Ku Klux Klan and the Antifa.

On October 11, Ice Cube had released a video that indicated he’s skeptical of politicians. In the video, he is heard saying, “I don't know if we could count on any parties to get us out this s**t, to be honest. So we are going to have to do lots of things different as a Black community.” He also said, “Everybody's been mad at me, cause I haven't been on the f**king … you know…the gravy train of these candidates, especially Joe Biden and Harris. I don't trust none of them. No president has done right by us. So I don't trust none of them.” The rapper also said, “The Democrats, they got every Black celebrity and s**t on their team. They just figure, tell Cube, 'shut the f**k up and vote,' and so I ain't gonna do that. I'm gonna push the program. We got a program. I'm pushing it on everybody.”

He further added, “We also met with the Republicans. They moved their agenda a lot, because of what we said. They put $500 billion on the table, but who knows what's gonna really happen?” He concluded by saying, “We gotta make a decision, and we gotta push people to do something, do something big, and do it right now.”



 

 

Read the Platinum Plan here

Twitter reacts

After Pierson thanked the artist, people were discussing the latter at length on Twitter. Comedian Desus Nice said, "Saw ice cube is trending and i begrudgingly have to throw out my bootleg DVD-R copy of "trespass"." One said, “Ice cube won't get Trump the black vote. Have you seen the long lines of black people early voting in Georgia and around the country? They aren't standing in line to vote for Trump.” Another said, “Damn, either Ice Cube don’t know... don’t show... or don’t care about what’s goin on in the hood...” One questioned, “So ice cube is a “sellout” for partnering with the President of the United States to come up with a plan that invests $500billion in the black community? But if it was mass black incarceration Joe Biden he worked with y’all would be happy coz TV told you to be. Sheep”

Another said, “Ice Cube told Biden & Trump to hit him up regarding a Contract with Black America. It includes economic & social reforms that Trump believes will help Black Americans. Biden said to wait until after the election, Trump got in touch. He's not endorsed Trump or any Republican.” 



 

 



 

Many accused him of being a 'sellout': So Ice Cube pulled a Van Jones and has been working with the Trump campaign on their "Platinum Plan", which is literally just promising black people $500 million and not actually doing it. What a sellout.One alleged, “Trump has been on this earth nearly 8 decades, he has done absolutely nothing for Black people, so miss me with the "Ice Cube is working with trump to help Black people." All Ice Cube is to trump is a puppet to get black people to vote for him or at least not vote for Biden.” One said, "I think we are all missing the huge gigantic point here that Ice Cube is in no position to be writing policy"

One user even went on to say, "Ice Cube is clearly out of his mind. Too many drugs?"

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 

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