Killer Mike gave a bit of post-election insight during a guest appearance on ‘The Real’ Wednesday morning.
As you know, the prolific rapper has been quite outspoken on political matters, as he once campaigned for Sen. Bernie Sanders during his quest for the Democratic nod.
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During his appearance on the popular talk show, Mike shared his thoughts on the election and stated he believes Hillary Clinton lost to Trump in such an overwhelming fashion because “poor white people are mad because the system that promises you something based on that, isn’t gonna ever give you that.”
Mike also explained that Trump won, in part, because “there just happen to be, by this country, more poor angry white people.”
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In the video above, Mike states:
I didn’t think it would be this close, but I knew people where mad. I saw people that looked like me, or you (points at Loni) say they were voting Trump and that scared me… that scared me a lot.
Poor White people during the civil rights movement in Mississippi where the least paid White people in the country. They were treated as bad as any Black worker.
But simply because an imaginary line of race got put there, and they could still say, ‘I’m superior to this person’ they never joined the Black worker and fought for better conditions for them all.
And I think that they they work for a party and voted for a party that used the illusions of patriotism, that used the illusion of military, that used the illusions of being better by skin color or class to impress them.
Then on the other side, I think that people who like all the people on this panel–black, brown, and all types of hues in between–I think that we have been used by a party to the liberal side that once enacted, and once in office, has not enacted policy that was reflective of stuff that would bring our communities up, so I think poor people got angry, and I think that there just happen to be, by this country, more poor angry white people.
Killer Mike also discusses what America as a whole needs to do to come together in light of it’s obvious division: