Lil Wayne Shows His Support for Donald Trump After Having a 'Great Meeting' with the President
The rapper, 38, shared a photo with Trump, 74, on Twitter Thursday, saying that they had a "great meeting."
Lil Wayne (né Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.) also praised the president's Platinum Plan, which was unveiled earlier this month.
"Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership," Lil Wayne said in his tweet. "He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done."
While Trump didn't say anything about the meeting on his own Twitter, he did retweet Lil Wayne's post. Yahoo News White House Correspondent Hunter Walker reported that the Trump campaign sent a text message blast out to Black supporters about the meeting.
The Platinum Plan, which is a proposal that the Trump administration revealed earlier this month, lists "pillars" of "opportunity, security, prosperity, fairness," and promises to provide jobs and support for Black-owned businesses.
In addition to promising to "increase access to capital in black communities by almost $500 billion" over the next four years, the plan includes a proposal to make Juneteenth a national holiday.
"I did something good: I made Juneteenth very famous," he said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. "It’s actually an important event, an important time. But nobody had ever heard of it."
Lil Wayne's public support of Trump was met with mixed reactions online.
"Grateful to see this. This is about helping people. End of story," one Twitter user wrote. But many of the reactions were far from positive.
Comedian Sarah Cooper wrote, "'He assured me we will get it done' My god how dumb are you."
Amid the protests against police brutality over the summer, Lil Wayne expressed support for law enforcement, citing an incident when he was 12 and "saved by a white cop."