T.I. Sits Down With Alex Jones To Discuss Donald Trump & More On 'ExpediTIously'
Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
(AllHipHop News) Tip "T.I." Harris invited conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on the latest episode of PodcastOne’s expediTIously. The Grand Hustle leader and the InfoWars owner talked about white supremacy, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the New World Order, Donald Trump, and more topics.
T.I. brought up his belief that Trump disregards and disrespects black lives. He also took issue with what he referred to as the President's divisive rhetoric and use of dog whistles to appeal to racist elements of his base.
At one point, Jones and Harris discussed whether the rapper would sit down with Trump in the White House. Tip explained why he would not meet with the President of the United States in the Oval Office.
"The reason I would not be willing to come is because I cannot begin a compromise, or a discussion – a mutual respect – if I don’t know there is a respect for us. So first, I must identify and go straight to the disrespect and disregard for black lives," said Harris.
Jones replied, “I don’t think Trump would mind you, actually, bringing those points up to him, but I get what you’re saying. Also, if you go there, it would kind of be like, automatically, you were endorsing him.”
T.I. responded, "That’s not what I’m going to do. If he wanted to come here, he’s welcome here. If he wanted to come here, or any place – if he wanted to come to my venue, he’s welcome. And he would be just as respected as you are. He would have just as much fair room and freedom to speak as you do.”
Alex Jones stated that he is not an "apologist" for Donald Trump, but he did suggest the POTUS is "always" trying to unify the country. Tip quickly shot back," That's a lie... Now I'm going to go ahead and make a firm position and say that is a lie." Jones later admitted Trump does say things that is not unifying.