Jason Whitlock, the intrepid journalist who in recent months called out Black Lives Matter, the NBA for kowtowing to totalitarians, and LeBron James for being a prevaricating bigot, conducted a 15-minute interview with President Donald Trump Wednesday at the White House.
In the first two hours after posting, the interview from Outkick — the new sports website that’s established a massive cult following among Americans fatigued with a disingenuous sports media — already has over 50,000 views.
Whitlock began the discussion by reminding people how popular Trump once was among black men — noting recent support from rappers 50 Cent, Ice Cube and Kanye West.
“I’ve lived long enough to remember when rappers loved Donald Trump and black celebrities were great friends,” Whitlock said.
Trump agreed and replied that “nobody’s done for the black community what I have” while touting past friendships with Jesse Jackson and Oprah Winfrey.
Whitlock asked the president what changed the relationship, and “are we seeing a turn where people are starting to evaluate you on your record and policy and performance rather than personality?”
Trump said he thinks so and noted his administration’s criminal justice reform efforts, support for HBCUs and opportunity zones.
Whitlock later claimed Antifa is “the modern day KKK” and a terrorist organization that tears apart the country and hurts black people. The president concurred, complimented Whitlock and elaborated.
The two men also discussed America First economic policies, college football, Big Tech‘s monopoly, and Thursday night’s final debate.
Whitlock closed by asking if a “kindler, gentler President Trump” may emerge in his second term. Trump did not directly answer but listed his first term accomplishments, and said “I want the answer to be yes.”
A.J. Kaufman is an Alpha News columnist. His work has appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Florida Sun-Sentinel, Indianapolis Star, Israel National News, Orange County Register, St. Cloud Times, Star-Tribune, and across AIM Media Midwest and the Internet. Kaufman previously worked as a school teacher and military historian.