With rumors once again swirling that there’s a video of President Donald Trump using the N-word, Breitbart News editor Joel Pollak trotted out what appeared to be a trial balloon for defending the president.
Writing on Twitter, Breitbart’s Joel Pollak said he spent the morning at a gym that was owned by a “terrific black guy.”
Pollak said that his workout was marred, however, by the fact that some gym patrons were playing hip-hop.
“Hip-hop music, n-word literally every 2 seconds,” Pollak complained. “I don’t like it but this is just what the cool people listen to I guess. Maybe we’re overdue for a real national conversation about the word and its public use.”
Although Pollak didn’t specifically cite the purported Trump “N-Word” tape mentioned this week by estranged Trump loyalist Omarosa Manigault-Newman, many of his followers interpreted his tweet as a preemptive defense of the president should the tape actually exist.
Check out the top responses below.
— PrideoftheSunshine (@Jayk813) August 15, 2018
why can’t we say the word vol. 589
— vexed. 🇯🇲 (@fatcharlienancy) August 15, 2018
how much did your president pay you to try this?ADVERTISEMENT
— marisa ronis (@marisaronis) August 15, 2018
Also imagine defending the use of the N word by a known racist.
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) August 15, 2018ADVERTISEMENT
Is your gym Terrific Black Guy Sports Club on Ocean Park? I was thinking of joining
— Will Galperin (@WillGalperin) August 15, 2018
Racist white guy complaining about Rap music.
Is it 1980 again?
Don't like rap music? Don't listen to it.
Also we know "gym" actually means bath house. So please.ADVERTISEMENT
— פסח. (@pacelattin) August 15, 2018
Joel why don’t you start singing along as loud as you can the next time you’re there
— 👺 Insatiable Gun Taker 👺 (@crushingbort) August 15, 2018ADVERTISEMENT
Do you really believe we HAVEN'T already had a "real national conversation about the [N]-word and its public use" for, like, 30 years? Do you think you're very first white guy to say, "Hey! How come black people can say it but I can't?!?"
— Scott Wooledge 🌹 (@Clarknt67) August 15, 2018
You know something we all don't, Joel? pic.twitter.com/3ytzWG2WyZ
— Amazin' (@kid_carter_08) August 15, 2018
This is how one lays the groundwork for the tape coming out and the President of these United States (which aren't so united right now) being heard using the N word?ADVERTISEMENT
— Mitchelle Stephenson (@MitchelleWS) August 15, 2018
Just chalk it up to locker room talk like you have thing in the past and youll be ok
— dan goodwin (@danielgood1) August 15, 2018