At a Cleveland Heights campaign event billed as a "town hall meeting on African American concerns," Don King made a troubling introduction to a candidate who is running an openly white nationalist campaign.
This clip is swiftly making the rounds:
Here's video of Don King accidentally dropping the N-word while introducing Donald Trump at a Cleveland church pic.twitter.com/HK4FWpVEC0
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) September 21, 2016
Reaction was immediate:
Let me be clear: it is completely inappropriate when Don King uses the n-word in a church and everyone – including Trump – laughs.
— Symone D. Sanders (@SymoneDSanders) September 21, 2016
Don King just introduced Trump at a rally referring to Michael Jackson and a "dancing and sliding and gliding n–ger." What have we come to.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 21, 2016
— VoxYVote (@VoxYVote) September 21, 2016
"Well NOW I'm on board because Don King is on board." said no one who can read without moving their lips.
— Jay Dav-O (@ChocnessMonsta) September 21, 2016
Don King was convicted of murder and pardoned. Don King was banned from the RNC by Reince Priebus. Don King is at a Trump event. https://t.co/123E1LdmWF
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 21, 2016
Compare the reactions of Gen. Flynn and the woman he’s sitting next to when Don King uses the n-word. pic.twitter.com/IKZ7edDU0S
— Philip Bump (@pbump) September 21, 2016
Also note King’s previous stance on Hillary Clinton:
Don King in 2014: "I have been a supporter of Secretary Clinton for a long time. She is a dynamic woman." https://t.co/qpdZUzT1j8
— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) September 21, 2016
This is quite an election.