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.
@joelpollak how much did your president pay you to try this?— marisa ronis (@marisa ronis)1534345038.0
@joelpollak Also imagine defending the use of the N word by a known racist.— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1534345218.0
@joelpollak Is your gym Terrific Black Guy Sports Club on Ocean Park? I was thinking of joining— will galperin (@will galperin)1534344500.0
@joelpollak Do you really believe we HAVEN'T already had a "real national conversation about the [N]-word and its p… https://t.co/Ltdza4BDu2— 🌹 Clark, a proud citizen of GoFundMe nation (@🌹 Clark, a proud citizen of GoFundMe nation)1534345110.0
@joelpollak This is how one lays the groundwork for the tape coming out and the President of these United States (w… https://t.co/kI7odmRpU9— Mitchelle Stephenson (@Mitchelle Stephenson)1534345166.0
@joelpollak Just chalk it up to locker room talk like you have thing in the past and youll be ok— dan goodwin (@dan goodwin)1534345645.0