Eminem’s bars from “Revival” still describe Trump’s behaviour perfectly well.
The recent presidential debate went Mr. Porter so annoyed that he was venting his frustration to Royce da 5’9” for 40 minutes. The (anti)intellectual level of the conversation, Trump’s tax avoidance, his incompetence are just some of the points tat ticked Mr. Porter off in the same way as the most Americans. But his reluctance to condemn white supremacy was the most difficult pill to swallow. Mr.Porter replayed the moment of the debate when Trump was pressured to denounce white supremacists and specifically “Proud Boys”, a group that is officially recognised as an extremist organisation and was created during Trump’s first presidential race to offer him support.
Mr. Porter: They asked this man, “Would you denounce white supremacists?” I was waiting too long for something like that!
Royce da 5’9”: How did he answer that?
Mr. Porter: He said, “Yeah, sure I will. But I’ll tell you what it is, it’s Antifa!” He first turned around it. Then they said, no, that’s not we are asking. He said, “Well, they need to stand back and stand down”. Stand down for what?! What do you mean, stand back and stand down?! That’s not what you say that you were asked to denounce them! Rather than say that they’re wrong. And he can’t do it. Because that’s your gang! If you’re blood – you’re blood. If you’re a creep- you’re a creep. You don’t denounce people that’s your family.
That’s right. And that’s exactly what Eminem said on his track “Like Home” recorded in 2017 for “Revival” with Alicia Keys. The whole song was an elaborate critique of Trump’s leadership and personality. Denaun chose the lines that described precisely what happened earlier this week:
Didn’t wanna piss your base off, did ya?
Can’t denounce the Klan, ’cause they play golf with ya
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