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Rapper Pusha T Calls Donald Trump 'Overtly Racist'

"I don't want to believe that we would elect him president."

In Pusha T's "Untouchable," the rapper skewers Donald Trump and references the GOP candidate's divisive comments about Mexicans. He doubled down on that sentiment in a conversation with HuffPost Live on Wednesday, calling Trump "overtly racist."

"I definitely want to have more faith in us as a people. I don't want to believe that we would elect him president, at all. [He's] overtly racist to me, extreme. I mean, it's obnoxious," the rapper told host Alex Miranda.

Pusha expressed disbelief at Trump's success in the 2016 race thus far, especially following his countless controversial policy suggestions, which often bolster his popularity.

"It's his arrogance. His arrogance and the fact that people tend to keep brushing it under the rug. There's a little bit of noise made, but his popularity increases every time," he said.

He added that he'd rather see Hillary Clinton take the White House. The G.O.O.D. Music president pointed to her promise to curb mass incarceration, although many say that issue was exacerbated by her husband's signing of the 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act and the "three strikes" provision that came with it.

"I would like to see Hillary win," he said. "Her stance on mass incarceration. Her stance on those laws that were in place that have affected tremendously minorities, the black community and just the jail system -- I feel like she's trying to correct some wrongs that totally hit home in my community."

Pusha T's new album "King Push — Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude" drops Dec. 18th. 

Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation with Pusha T here.

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