Chuck D Clowns Donald Trump For Using Sneakers To Secure Black Votes

Chuck D apparently isn’t a fan of the hype surrounding Donald Trump‘s new golden high-top sneakers.

The Hip-Hop legend took to X, formerly Twitter, on Monday (Feb. 26) to blast the Presidential candidate for his seeming belief that he can win over Black voters with tactics such as designer sneakers.

On Monday (Feb. 26), the Public Enemy leader took to X to scoff at Trump’s new kicks, which the former President unveiled at Sneaker Con in Philadelphia.

Chuck D attends the 21st Annual Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival on August 06, 2023 in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

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“I ain’t never been a sneakerhead,” Chuck D wrote while sharing a drawing of what appears to be a Black man holding one of Trump’s shoes. “I wear ‘em don’t overthink much of ‘em.” The iconic lyricist also chided Trump for attempting to appeal to the Black community by using shoes in order to secure votes in the 2024 election.

“Dude thinks he can get the Black vote like the other guy by dangling bait,” Trump added. “Lol 2024 we laughed at the possibility of this scenario last century.” When another X user responded to Chuck D by sharing an old photo of Trump with Muhammad Ali, Don King, and Jesse Jackson and claiming that Ali “loved” Trump, the emcee disagreed, deeming the “love” shown in the picture as disingenuous.

“Love ain’t in none of this when its a photo op, c’mon dude,” he quipped, later admitting that while Trump is charismatic, he’s not fit to be the leader of the free world. “He’s a likeable New Yorker to many, doesn’t mean he can run sh*t,” Chuck expressed to another commenter, making it clear that he’s not as fond of Trump as others within the Hip-Hop community may be.

Over the past year, multiple rappers have spoken positively of Trump, including Waka Flocka, Kodak Black, Sexyy Red, and others. The controversial entrepreneur is the favorite to secure the Republican nomination for the 2024 Presidential Election, where he could possibly face off against Michelle Obama, who has hinted at making a run for office herself.

Donald Trump Signature Sneakers

Republican presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump introduced his new line of signature shoes at Sneaker Con at the Philadelphia Convention Center on February 17, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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