For folks who look to America’s celebrities for political advice, the present election cycle offers no shortage of unsolicited endorsements. Most recently, rapper and songwriter Azealia Banks expressed her public support for GOP front-runner Donald Trump, acknowledging his foibles in rather colorful terminology while offering a supplemental critique of Hillary Clinton.
As noted by Billboard, Azealia Banks discussed her enthusiasm for Donald Trump via Twitter, inviting discussion with her followers by telling them that she “really” wants the billionaire candidate to take it all come November. Things snowballed from there, with Banks offering some irreverent and backhanded praise for the top-seeded Republican.
“Trump is an a**hole but he’s not been groomed and programmed on some [MKUltra] tip to DO & SAY what the establishment wants him to,” Banks replied to one critic. She subsequently acknowledged allegations that Donald Trump positions towards Mexican immigrants and Muslims are tantamount to racism, explaining that she does not see these issues as a cause for concern.
“So am I!,” Banks said when one follower proclaimed that Donald Trump is a racist. “Racialism is sewn into the fabric of our nation. It’s just who the f**k we are… Trying to be all PC and pretending as if we aren’t racial/racist is not good for culture.”
Azealia Banks also had harsh words for Hillary Clinton, stating that she talks to African-Americans as though they are “children or pets.”
Banks joins an uncanny collection of celebrities and high-profile Americans who have endorsed Donald Trump in his controversial bid for the presidency. Earlier in the week, reality show star Tila Tequila expressed her support for Donald Trump, praising him as “the Spartan champ for America.” According to a report by the Daily Caller, Tequila also hopes to join Donald Trump for appearances on the campaign trail at some point in the future. Over the course of recent months, Tila Tequila has created a stir online with her comments over so-called “chemtrails” and assertions that the Earth is flat. She also tweeted a birthday tribute to Adolf Hitler last month, as noted by Daily Mail.
White supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke has also praised Donald Trump’s candidacy at various points during the primary season. Although Trump himself eventually rebuked Duke’s endorsement earlier this year, the former KKK leader continues to support Trump publicly, recently expressing hope that the presumptive Republican nominee will be a “white knight” for Americans of European descent. Perhaps unsurprisingly, David Duke also suggested that opposition to Donald Trump was the result of a Jewish-led conspiracy. Duke’s comments were transcribed in a report by The Hill.
“I think that like so often happens, Jewish chutzpah knows no bounds,” Duke said in discussing elements of the GOP who oppose Trump’s nomination. “These Jewish extremists have made a terribly crazy miscalculation because all they’re really going to be doing by doing the ‘never Trump’ movement is exposing their alien, anti-American majority position to all the Republicans.”
As for Azealia Banks, her affinity for politicians is not necessarily based on exhaustive research or political substance. In February, Banks first publicly mused that Donald Trump will be the best fit for the country because the real estate mogul is “evil like America is evil.” Then again, she also holds current President Barack Obama in high regard, but it’s more for his looks than his accomplisments.
Speaking candidly with Billboard in early April, Banks said she has often fantasized about having a sexual encounter with the chief executive. Given her growing affection for Donald Trump, it’s starting to look like Melania might have some competition one of these days.
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