In my Nene Leakes voice, "I said what I said".
Sometimes the truth is uncomfortable, especially when it's focused on a particular group of people. That being said everyone knows that President Trump's need to be adored is very close to if not the core of existence.
Many people of all races, genders, and religions and even sexual orientations have knelt at the altar of Trump Worship. Instead of speaking in tongues, followers are encouraged to cosign some of the current President's most outlandish claims. What's worse is that others feel compelled to share similar propaganda that even he's too afraid to say publicly.
Luckily when two Youtube hosts turned Fox News contributors began to spread misleading information related to the COVID 19 pandemic and efforts to slow it's spread; corporate leadership joined local governors in filling the leadership void created by the current White House.
Twitter temporarily suspended the accounts of Silk and Diamond; two black female YouTubers two rose to fame during the 2016 presidential election as an example of black supporters of then-candidate Trump. The suspension was in result of a post that was interpreted by many as encouraging people to disregard social distancing and stay at home guidelines aimed at slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus. To be clear, the tweet below is dangerous and incorrect. We're only displaying it to provide context to the story.
It's not just these ladies who've demonstrated a willingness to destroy their own credibility for Trump's sake. Celebrated brain surgeon Ben Carson who was portrayed in a movie by academy award winner Cuba Gooding Jr. has become a Saturday Night Live punchline in his role as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
While certainly not a "low quality" individual as the title may suggest; even Kanye West has suffered a hit to his stock for bizarre statements he's made in his support for Donald Trump. (Of course, some may blame Kim Kardashian and fallout with Bey & Jay for the Kanye's transformation from the voice of the people to Joel Osteen and Donald Trump's go-to negro)
Even in the midst of this global pandemic, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome raised eyebrows by suggesting that black people stay at home for their "big momma" a clumsy reference to a 90's Martin Lawrence movie and rates of diabetes within the African-American community.
We don't have time to get into Omarosa or even Wendy Williams who mainly avoided any outright endorsements of the President although she made some excuses for him on her showing during the beginning of his term.
People have the right to support who they want regardless of race, religion or creed. However when you combine Trump's need to be worshipped, his own statements and past with racial discrimination in housing with the history of subjugation of black people in the United States it becomes especially difficult for many people of color around the world to watch as former luminaries of our community our reduced to mere minstrels.