Rapper and singer Azealia Banks became the latest celebrity to publicly endorse the GOP’s presumptive nominee, Donald Trump:
“Trump just wants the U.S to be lavish ... for all of us,” the rapper tweeted shortly after the big announcement.
Shortly after this, Banks explained her objections to Trump’s Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton:
“Hillary talks to black people as if we’re children or pets,” the Harlem native wrote.
In a firestorm of tweets, many of which contained expletives, Banks defended Trump and his controversial reputation.
“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,” she told her Twitter follower.
And the Clinton critiques were plentiful:
Even after Banks voiced her support for Trump (and merciless antipathy towards Clinton), skeptical fans pressed her Monday morning on the matter, which she was happy to clear up:
@AZEALIABANKS ok so be anti hillary if you want but you have to be pro trump? :(— Hot 97 & ESPN's Own (@Rosenbergradio) May 9, 2016
Did you forget that Bush put is in the greatest economic disaster since the great depression............? https://t.co/8WT0KA5x3l— Liana Grace (@xLi27NYC) May 9, 2016
She also explained why she believes Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is not a viable alternative to Clinton:
Trump and foreign policy are a disaster. Why not Sanders? https://t.co/GCM8IpqE0z— Liana Grace (@xLi27NYC) May 9, 2016