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Black Trump supporters call out Charles Barkley over his threat to assault them: 'I heard he was looking for me'
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Black Trump supporters call out Charles Barkley over his threat to assault them: 'I heard he was looking for me'

Black supporters of Donald Trump are lining up after NBA legend Charles Barkley said he wanted to assault them.

On his CNN show over the weekend, Barkley reacted to Trump's recent claims that black Americans sympathize with him because of his interaction with the criminal justice system. Trump even said that black Americans wear T-shirts with his mugshot to display their support for the former president, who has been indicted in four criminal cases.

"If I see a black person walking around with Trump mugs, I'm going to punch him in the face," Barkley reacted.

Barkley's co-host, Gayle King, rebuked the threat, but Barkley said he meant it "sincerely." Barkley exclaimed that if he were arrested as a result of the assaults, he would bail himself out of jail and then "celebrate."

It turns out that black Trump supporters are not intimidated by Barkley's words. Instead, they responded by challenging Barkley to make good on his threat.

  • "Anyone seen Charles Barkley? I heard he was looking for me. I grew up in the 'you hit me, I’m gonna hit you back' era," said conservative activist Zeek Arkham while wearing a MAGA hat and a Trump mugshot T-shirt.
  • "Charles Barkley fell into the media’s trap by taking a 2 hour speech from President Trump out of context. One thing I can guarantee is when you see Wesley Hunt sporting 'The Mugshot' Sir Charles won’t be punching this Combat Vet in the face," said Rep. Wesley Hunt (R-Texas).
  • "F*** Charles Barkley I just heard would he said about me. N**** f*** you b***h, I'm not hard to find," said Dominick McGee.
  • "OK #CharlesBarkley, where do we meet? I can book a plane ticket while I'm on the air," said SiriusXM radio host David Webb.
  • "Yo, Sir Charles, there is a term for this. It’s called assault and battery," said Larry Elder.
  • "Aye #CharlesBarkley … what you about to do now ?" said another black Trump supporter wearing the mugshot T-shirt.
  • "Tell Charles Barkley to come to Texas. I just want to talk," said another black Trump supporter.

The strong reaction is yet more evidence that black Americans are tired of being treated as a monolith of minions for the Democratic Party.

In 2020, then-candidate Joe Biden infamously told black people they "ain't black" if they do not vote for him. In the end, 92% of black voters supported Biden's campaign.

But black voters are increasingly questioning their political loyalties as they evaluate what the Democratic Party has accomplished for them. More and more black voters, in fact, are realizing the the answer to that question is next to nothing.

Broken promises in mind, a growing number of black voters tell pollsters they plan to support Trump in 2024, including 23% in the latest New York Times/Siena College poll. If Trump were to win that significant of a share of the black vote on Election Day, it would be a historic day for the Republican Party — and a humiliating one for Democrats.

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Chris Enloe

Chris Enloe

Staff Writer

Chris is a staff writer for Blaze News. He resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can reach him at cenloe@blazemedia.com.
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