[Watch] The Top 12 Craziest Things Louis Farrakhan Said on The Breakfast Club

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[Watch] The Top 12 Craziest Things Louis Farrakhan Said on The Breakfast Club

The National of Islam leader dropped some major keys.

Published May 25, 2016

Louis Farrakhan stopped by the Breakfast Club yesterday and, of course, dropped a lot of knowledge — or, at least, a lot of interesting opinions — during his two-hour visit.

The Nation of Islam leader joined DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God to talk politics, Black communities in America and a long list of other topics. As always, Farrakhan did not hold back any of his opinions, even the ones that may have made listeners somewhat uncomfortable. To save you some time, we broke down his lecture into the 12 most interesting sound bites. 

Lesser of Two Evils?

When discussing Donald Trump, Farrakhan said, “This man is peeling back the onion of white civility. And every one level of that onion that he peels back, more and more of the nakedness of rancor and hate and bitterness is coming up out of the fallows.” When asked what people need to do if either Trump or Hillary is elected, Farrakhan responded, "You need to pray.”

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Our Own Party

Pressing further on the topic of the upcoming presidential election, Farrakhan passionately proclaimed, “We don’t need the Democratic part, we don’t need the Republican Party, we can get a little from both of them. But Elijah Muhammad said, ‘We ought to form our own political machine. A machine that works for the oppressed. The oppressed Black, brown, red, yellow, white. Let’s come together and form our own party and give the other parties hell and the vet who we want, and take down these crooked, rotten politicians.”

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 15:  Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, speaks at a press conference near United Nations headquarters on June 15, 2011 in New York City.  Farrakhan expressed support for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and condemned the NATO-led military strikes in Libya. Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark also called for an end to the strikes at the event.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

(Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

By Ballot or Bullet

Charlemagne Tha God asked Farrakhan if he agreed with Malcolm X’s opinion of how Black Americans would rise from oppression, saying, “It may be. Brother Malcolm said, “It’s either the ballot or the bullet.’ What was brother saying? He’s saying there’s much that could be accomplished if we voted intelligently.” Adding, “But if we don’t vote, if that won’t work. Malcolm said the bullet will.”

CHICAGO - MARCH 31:  Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, makes a point while speaking at a press conference at Mosque Maryam on March 31, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. During the press conference Farrakhan expressed support for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and called for an immediate cease fire in Libya. Farrakhan also told his followers at the press conference to stockpile food and water in their homes, predicting a major earthquake would hit the United States in the near future.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

(Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Our Own Community

Farrakhan spoke about Black communities, saying, “It is our responsibility to protect our community, we do not need racist police policing us, killing us as [they] please. Why not we police ourselves? Why couldn’t those Black officers who are trained, soldiers who are trained?” he said. “Why can’t we train our young people and instead of the money going to a system that oppresses, some of those tax dollars that we give to police, give them to us and let us police ourselves.”

CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 09:  Minister Louis Farrakhan speaks to Nation of Islam followers at Mosque Maryam November 20, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. During his address Farrakhan praised President-elect Barack Obama and said his election would create a new beginning for race relations in America.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

(Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ninth Wealthiest Nation

He spoke on the importance of keeping money within the community, instead of giving it to other, established communities. He said, “$1.1 trillion comes through our hands this year. That makes us the ninth richest country in the world.” Adding, “He we are, nearly 50 million people, and we are here begging somebody else… this is the crime.”

DETROIT - FEBRUARY 25:  Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan delivers the keynote address at the Nation of Islam's Saviour's Day convention February 25, 2007 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The title of the speech was "One Nation Under God: The Confusion, the Guidance, the Warning." It was Farrakhan's first speech following a 12 hour abdominal surgery he underwent January 5th.  (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

(Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Boycotting Christmas

Farrakhan told The Breakfast club that at a “Justice Or Else!” March, the activists said they were going to boycott Christmas. “We boycotted Christmas. We told our people, 'No, it’s up with Jesus and down with Santa,'” he said, adding that God answered their prayers and made the weather so warm that all the winter sales didn’t produce as much money as in previous years.

LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 20:  Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan gestures as he speaks during the memorial service of executed co-founder of the Crips gang Stanley "Tookie" Williams at the Bethel A.M.E Church December 20, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. Williams was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his antigang efforts. Williams had also co-authored such books as, "Life in Prison," encouraging kids to stay out of gangs, and his memoir, "Blue Rage, Black Redemption."     (Photo by Ric Francis-Pool/Getty Images)

(Photo: Ric Francis-Pool/Getty Images)

Treasurer

He said that every Black person should save five cents a day to contribute to a treasury for the Black community. When he asked whom Black people could trust with that money, Charlemagne jokingly responded, “Beyoncé.” But Farrakhan was not kidding. “But I think Black people know the minister. They may not agree with me, but they know I’m not selling them out. They know I would never violate my oath to the honorable Elijah Muhammad to work night and day for the rise of my people.” Adding, “You couldn’t get me to be corrupt.”

WASHINGTON - MAY 2:  Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, listens to the comments of other national civic, political and religious leaders during a news conference to discuss the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March May 2, 2005 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Farrakhan also announced "The Millions More Movement," which will culminate in a march by men, women and children of all races, religions and political backgrounds on the National Mall in Washington on the weekend of Oct. 14-16, 2005.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Anti-Vaxxer

Farrakhan voiced his belief that some vaccines are set up to harm babies, and compared this to early American colonists giving blankets with smallpox to Native Americans. “This is the same man who went to [the] Native people saying, ‘All you need is this blanket and it will keep you warm during the winter months.’ But the blankets were filled with smallpox. And we wrapped ourselves in the blanket. And we wrapped ourselves in death.”

121473, Louis Farrakhan speaks at the Masjidullah & Universal Muslim Business Association Pre Ramadan banquet 'reconciliation' at the Hilton Hotel in Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Saturday June 21, 2014. Photograph: © Will Wade Jr., PacificCoastNews. Los Angeles Office: +1 310.822.0419 London Office: +44 208.090.4079 sales@pacificcoastnews.com FEE MUST BE AGREED PRIOR TO USAGE

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Love for Women

When asked about his controversial opinions on how women should dress, Farrakhan clarified. “Dear sisters, look. I am in love ... I love you like I love life its self. I respect and honor you because that’s the way I’ve been taught and trained. But my dear sisters, you have to learn how to respect yourselves.”

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan gives the keynote address during the 'Taking Back Responsibilty Hip Hop Summit' at the New York Hilton in New York City.  6/13/01  Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images

(Photo: Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

The Real Killer

Farrakhan said the leading cause of death in the Black community is abortion. “Have you ever checked out the statistics of how many abortions go through the Black community in a year? Not just some. Millions of unborn life, life that could answer the prayers that we have sent up to God," he said.

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380264 04: (FILE PHOTO) Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan discusses the Million Family March on NBC''s 'Meet the Press' October 15, 2000 in Washington, DC. The British government won a legal battle April 30, 2002 to uphold the 1986 British Appeal court ruling to bar entry to Farrakhan, whom they believe could instigate racial tension. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

(Photo: Alex Wong / Staff)

Booty Is a Treasure

The group spoke about the importance of women, and Farrakhan said, jovially, “Who gets the spoils of war? It’s the one who wins. And why are you called booty?” He asked, looking to Yee. Why is your backside called your booty? [Because] it’s a treasure.”

WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 13:  Louis Farrakhan, national representative to the Nation of Islam, answers a question during a press conference at the National Press Club October 13, 2005 in Washington, DC. Farrakhan spoke about the Millions More Movement events scheduled to take place October 14-16 in Washington, DC, which will mark the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

(Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

 Killing a Martyr

When asked what his thoughts were on George Zimmerman selling the gun that killed Trayvon Martin for a quarter of a million dollars, Farrakhan sat back and, sadly, said, “Well that’s like the cross that Jesus was martyred on, somebody come along and sell a piece of it. Is that somebody that loves Jesus?” He added, “I would I want a piece of the cross that you nailed my savior to. Why would I want to buy a gun that you used to kill my brother? But that shows you the hate that is in the world.”

WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 13:  Louis Farrakhan, national representative to the Nation of Islam, answers a question during a press conference at the National Press Club October 13, 2005 in Washington, DC. Farrakhan spoke about the Millions More Movement events scheduled to take place October 14-16 in Washington, DC, which will mark the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Check out the whole interview to hear some of Farrakhan's other opinions and ideas.

(Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Written by Evelyn Diaz

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