Diddy: Obama ‘Shortchanged’ Black People
Sean “Diddy” Combs criticized President Barack Obama on Sunday, saying that he “shortchanged” black people.
“My number one thing … is black people,” the rapper told Rev. Al Sharpton on Sunday, according to Page Six. “I feel like we put President Obama in the White House. When I look back, I just wanted more done for my people.”
“You put somebody in office, you get in return the things that you care about for your communities. I think we got a little bit shortchanged. That’s not knocking the president. … He’s done an excellent job, you know, but I think it’s time to turn up the heat because the black vote is going to decide who is the next president of the United States.”
The Hill reports:
Diddy, who donated to Clinton’s New York Senate race, said he hopes the former secretary of State “starts to directly talk to the black community.”
“It really makes me feel, you know, almost hurt that our issues are not addressed and we’re such a big part of the voting bloc,” he said.
Clinton has a wide lead over her Republican counterpart, Donald Trump, who was polling between 1 percent and 2 percent with black voters in early August. His campaign has spent much of the month reaching out to minority voters to attempt to bring in new voters.
Clinton was polling between 83 percent and 89 percent with black voters during the same time.
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