(FreedomJournal.org)- Here’s a reason why we don’t turn to rappers for political advice or commentary. Rapper Ice Cube suggested this week that President Donald Trump may be the first U.S. President to drop a nuclear bomb on an American city. The insane statement came after President Trump addressed the nation and told the country’s governors that if they don’t request help from the National Guard, he will send in the military.
Following the address, Ice Cube took to Twitter and asked, “Will Trump be the first President to nuke a U.S. city? Stay tuned.”
Will Trump be the first President to nuke a U.S. city? Stay tuned.
— Ice Cube (@icecube) June 2, 2020
The nonsensical claim harks back to the day in 2016 when Democrats argued that President Donald Trump could plunge the world into a nuclear war (or holocaust) over escalating tensions with North Korea. What we have seen through President Trump’s first term, however, is a willingness to work with North Korea to avoid a nuclear war.
Ice Cube seems to have misunderstood the point of what President Trump was saying. In the address he urged governors to use the powers they have courtesy of the United States Constitution, to request assistance from the National Guard to help keep the violence under control. Trump said that if the governors don’t request help, he will use his power as President of the United States to invoke the Insurrection Act to send in the military to keep violent protesters under control.
The Insurrection Act was last used in 1992 to keep violence under control during the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles.
Trump has shown restraint by offering governors the chance to do the right thing first, which goes against Ice Cube’s suggestion that Trump is unhinged and irrational enough to drop a nuclear bomb on an American city. It would be a foolish move, to say the least, for a man who is hoping to be re-elected in November 2016.
Ice Cube, or O’Shea Jackson, is one of many far-left voices in popular culture and music. Following the tragic death of George Floyd, he used his large social media platform to share a racist image of a black man stomping on a white man.
I got a new dance for y’all to learn. It’s called “The Worldwide One Hood 2 Step” pic.twitter.com/n3ERNexykc
— Ice Cube (@icecube) May 29, 2020
But Trump is the crazy one, right?