D.L. Hugley is furious with the way Donald Trump has attempted to gain support from the black community.
Following the president-elect’s meeting with Hughley’s dear friend Steve Harvey on Friday to discuss urban housing development, the comedian decided to share his poignant thoughts on the matter via a video clip posted on Facebook.
“If Donald Trump cared about black people, he wouldn’t have denigrated the president with those claims of birtherism,” he said. “He wouldn’t have stoked fears, racist fears by saying this man is less than and is not one of us, to become president.”
Since his win, Trump has met with a number of black entertainers and athletes including Kanye West, Jim Brown, Ray Lewis, and Harvey. And while some may view the meetings as an act of progress towards helping the African-American community, Hughley, who has been outspoken about the results of the election before, has another theory.
“You know why you have a comedian, a rapper, and a football player...? Because that’s the positions you’re used to seeing us in,” he said in the clip. “You would rather see a football player, a rapper, and a comedian... you would rather black people be football players, comedians, and rapper, than to see us be president.”
Hughley concluded with an expletive-laden sign-off:
“Fuck you now and fuck you forever.”