On 'The View,' Rapper Tip Harris Slams Trump: 'Poster Child for White Supremacy'

Appearing as a guest on Thursday's The View on ABC, rapper Tip "T.I." Harris smeared President Donald Trump as "the poster child for white supremacy" as he complained about several black celebrities who have embraced the Republican President. 

Harris: "What about addressing the disrespect and disregard for our community that was done? And what about him being the poster child for white supremacy and standing for the people who look to devalue our lives?" Liberal co-host Joy Behar then hyperbolically injected: "And destroy the world."

The exchange came amidst a discussion of the controversial music video in which Snoop Dogg was seen using a toy gun to shoot at a clown that resembled Donald Trump. After the group recalled that President Trump had criticized Snoop Dogg in a tweet, Harris ranted:

We have a community, okay? And in this community, you are not going to come and challenge or try to belittle or demean our advancements by no means, shape, form or fashion. Whatever Snoop said, he had the right to say it. He's protected by the Constitution in saying it.

After Behar injected, "Right," he continued:

So, you know, so for Trump to get on, use his platform to say, you know, how Snoop has a failing career -- whatever he said. Everybody who's against him has a failing career. ... But to be honest with you, I feel like we have to protect our legends, we have to protect our heroes and the people who mean something to us in our community and our culture.

He then derided Omarosa after co-host Sunny Hostin brought up her support for President Trump:

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SUNNY HOSTIN: But President Trump says that Omarosa's role is to bridge a gap -- (audience booing) -- I mean, within the African-American community --

HARRIS: She can't even bridge the gap in her teeth.

The rapper soon complained about black celebrities who have been friendly to Trump as he added:

That was my issue when people were going in there to meet with him -- whether it was Kanye or whether it was Steve Harvey or whether it was, you know, Jim Brown, whoever he was -- not that they shouldn't be meeting with him, but when you go in there and meet, before you stand and smile and say, "This is a good man" and take pictures, like, what about addressing the disrespect and disregard for our community that was done? And what about him being the poster child for white supremacy and standing for the people who look to devalue our lives?

After Behar injected, "And destroy the world," he continued:

Okay, and that, too. (audience laughter) And before you address that, there's no other conversation. "Hello, how you doing? So what's up with the nonsense that you were doing?" Like, that's the way the conversation got to go.

Below is a transcript of the relevant portion of the Thursday, April 6, The View on ABC:

TIP "T.I." HARRIS: We have a community, okay? And in this community, you are not going to come and challenge or try to belittle or demean our advancements by no means, shape, form or fashion. Whatever Snoop said, he had the right to say it. He's protected by the Constitution in saying it.

JOY BEHAR: Right.

HARRIS: So, you know, so for Trump to get on, use his platform to say, you know, how Snoop has a failing career -- whatever he said. Everybody who's against him has a failing career. ... But to be honest with you, I feel like we have to protect our legends, we have to protect our heroes and the people who mean something to us in our community and our culture.

SUNNY HOSTIN: But President Trump says that Omarosa's role is to bridge a gap -- (audience booing) -- I mean, within the African-American community --

HARRIS: She can't even bridge the gap in her teeth.

(audience cheers)

HOSTIN: You think this administration will do anything?

HARRIS: Just speaking, you know, openly and honestly about it, before we can get anywhere with this present person in office -- before we can get anywhere, we have to address all of the disrespect and degrading that was done during the campaign. You know what I mean?  

That was my issue when people were going in there to meet with him -- whether it was Kanye or whether it was Steve Harvey or whether it was, you know, Jim Brown, whoever he was -- not that they shouldn't be meeting with him, but when you go in there and meet, before you stand and smile and say, "This is a good man" and take pictures, like, what about addressing the disrespect and disregard for our community that was done? And what about him being the poster child for white supremacy and standing for the people who look to devalue our lives?

BEHAR: And destroy the world.

HARRIS: Okay, and that, too. (audience laughter) And before you address that, there's no other conversation. "Hello, how you doing? So what's up with the nonsense that you were doing?" Like, that's the way the conversation got to go.

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