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Trump meets with rapper Lil Wayne in Florida

Trump meets with rapper Lil Wayne in Florida
Posted at 6:24 PM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 18:24:48-04

President Donald Trump met with rap star Lil Wayne at his resort in Doral, Florida.

The artist posted a tweet on Thursday praising the president for his efforts at “criminal justice reform” and other efforts to bolster the African American community.

"Just had a great meeting with President Donald Trump besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership," Wayne tweeted. "He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done."

The Platinum Plan is Trump's plan to create 500,000 new Black-owned businesses, create 3 million jobs for the Black community, and increase childcare tax credits and provide greater access to quality pre-school.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says White House officials have been speaking to Lil Wayne’s team for some time, and it culminated with Thursday’s meeting when the president campaigned in Florida.

She says, “I think you’re seeing a lot of supporters come off the sidelines and want to join the president in a second term.”

While Joe Biden is expected to win the vast majority of Black voters in next week’s election, Trump has courted them and hopes to shave into Democrats’ historic advantage in the community.

The meeting with Lil Wayne comes after the White House publicized Trump holding sit-downs with other prominent black artists 50 Cent and Ice Cube.