Charles Barkley Threatens To Punch Black People Wearing Donald Trump Mug Shot Shirts

The Basketball Hall of Famer did not mince words when it comes to his views about Black people supporting the former president.

NBA legend Charles Barkley is no fan of Donald Trump and he’s not afraid to say it.

On his CNN show “King Charles,” Barkley and co-host Gayle King, were discussing comments made by Trump in South Carolina before his victory in the Republican primary last week. Trump suggested that his popularity with Black voters has increased after getting arrested for attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential results in Georgia.

“I got indicted for nothing, for something that is nothing,” Trump said to Black conservatives at an event in the video clip. “And a lot of people said that’s why the Black people like me, because they have been hurt so badly and discriminated against, and they actually viewed me as I’m being discriminated against. It’s been pretty amazing but possibly, maybe, there’s something there.”

Barkley in response to the video said, “First of all, I’m just gonna say this: if I see a Black person walking around with a Trump mug shot, I’m gonna punch him in the face,” 

“You really can’t say that, because you don’t mean that,” King replied.

“I will bail myself out and go celebrate,” Barkley said “If I was at that conference I would have got up and walked out. That was an insult to all Black people.”

“To compare Black history, when we've been discriminated against, to his plight—first of all, he's a billionaire, and they're prosecuting him for stuff he did wrong. … Well, some of the stuff is true,” he continued. They did storm the Capitol, they did say that the election was stolen. Those aren't lies, Gayle.”

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The notion that Trump could compare his legal issues with the long history of Black people facing institutional racism and discrimination was out of bounds for Barkley.

“He's had a great life. He's been President of the United States. To insult Black people who have been discriminated against all these years, to put them in the same category,” he said. “I was just offended.”

Along with Barkley, many have expressed their anger over the former president’s comments. NAACP President Derrick Johnson said he was “outraged but not surprised” by Trump’s remarks, according to the Washington Examiner.

Jasmine Harris, the Black media director for the  Biden-Harris campaign issued a statement herself, criticizing Trump for his “audacity” to speak to Black voters “as if he isn’t the proud poster boy for modern racism.”

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