A Louisiana rapper that several news outlets have identified as Maine Muzik has warned that he is willing to “go to war” with Donald Trump over continued food stamp availability,
In the video embedded below, which is very NSFW because of profanity, the rapper expresses concern that Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, might take away his mother’s food stamps.
“…I really want to go to war with Donald Trump because Donald Trump trying to take food stamps from my mamma and is all the f***k she’s got…As long as the…government let us keep food stamps… we gonna be good, but the first time this n**** pass a law talking about he taking Louisiana purchase, sh*t going to get ugly…”
In the video, Maine Muzik also makes what presumably is a hyperbolic reference to ISIS.
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“According to Vidmax, on the same week Muzik record this threat, he was visited by police for posting a video to his Instagram account where he and his gang showed off a stockpile of weapons,” Zero Hedge claimed.
“Trump himself has previously expressed support for applying welfare-to-work rules to food stamps and other welfare programs, although it’s not something he has staked his 2016 campaign on. However, he did use food stamps as a bludgeon against a heckler in November,” the Daily Wire noted.
Separately, Donald Trump himself used the war analogy in criticizing his rival Hillary Clinton, the Democrat presidential frontrunner. Speaking at an energy conference in North Dakota yesterday, Trump declared that “It’s a choice between sharing in this great energy wealth or sharing in the poverty promised by Hillary Clinton. You don’t have to take my word for it. Just listen to Hillary in her own words, she’s declared war on the American worker. Here is what Hillary Clinton said earlier this year—’We are going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of work.'”
Confounding the almost-giddy media predictions that the GOP would face a brokered convention to select a candidate, Trump locked up the nomination this week by securing enough delegates to become the official party standard-bearer after previously vanquishing 16 other candidates during the primary season. Meanwhile, Clinton and Bernie Sanders are still competing for the Democratic nomination heading into the June 7 California primary, which is supposedly too close to call, although the Real Clear Politics average gives Clinton an eight-point edge over Sanders.
This afternoon, the New York real estate mogul backed out of debating Sanders on grounds that it would be inappropriate to debate the second-place finisher, and that Bernie Sanders has no shot to win because of the totally rigged nominating process.
The billionaire businessman has already acknowledged, however, that he will be channeling Bernie Sanders in his head-to-head matchup with Clinton.
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Commenting on the #NeverTrump conservative movement evident among various publications and websites on the right, American Spectator columnist Mark Pulliam asserted that “I find the hysteria regarding [Trump’s] candidacy both baffling and unwarranted… As a lifelong Republican who has voted in every presidential election since 1976, I cannot recall any similar expression of disdain by the conservative commentariat for another major GOP candidate. The condemnation of Trump is especially perplexing given that his broad appeal has garnered more primary votes than any other Republican presidential candidate in history… It is time for the #NeverTrump absolutists to breath into a paper bag, calm down, and regain their senses…”
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