Controversial rapper Azealia Banks took to Instagram to express apparent support for the hard-line anti-illegal immigration policy advanced by Donald Trump, the current GOP front-runner for the 2016 presidential nomination.
Against the backdrop of unpaid reparations to the black community, Banks admitted in her social media posting that she “sort of agrees” with Trump on immigration and asked her followers if that was a bad thing.
According to a recent Survey USA poll, the brash real estate mogul and ex-reality TV star could win about 25 percent of the black vote in the general election, which if accurate would be a huge number for a Republican presidential candidate. This level of Trump support is likely attributed in part to the candidate’s vow to bring outsourced jobs back to the states and take other measures to reduce unemployment for American citizens. Among Donald Trump’s most vocal social media supporters are two African-American sisters known as Diamond and Silk who “stump for Trump” in a series of YouTube videos because Trump’s economic message has strongly resonated with them.
Azealia Banks does not seem to be a fan of mass immigration into the U.S., based on the following Instagram message.
“Do you think it’s bad that I sort of agree with Trump’s stance on immigration? Not for any reason other than black Americans still not having been paid reparations for slavery and the influx [of] INTERNATIONAL immigrants (not just Mexicans), are sucking up state aid, and government money, space in schools, quality of life etc.?? It’s selfish, but America has been really good at convincing me that everyone else’s problems are more important than my own. I want my f*****g money!!…Me first!!!…Thoughts?
Earlier this year, Azealia Banks prompted headlines when she claimed in an interview that she hates everything about America, particularly fat, white, racists who live in the Midwest.
Breitbart News suggested that Iggy Azalea’s frenemy later backpedaled to a certain extent on her Trump support. “Following an immediate onslaught of progressive backlash, Banks tried to vaguely signal to progressives that her pro-America immigration statement was just a ‘social experiment.’ However, all of her social media posts thereafter demonstrate a strong support for the ideas underpinning Trump’s rise.”
According to statistics compiled by the Center for Immigration Studies, about 51 percent of legal immigrant-headed households in the U.S. collect some form of welfare; that increases to 62 percent for illegal immigrant households.
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