Charles Barkley was in attendance on the second Democratic Occasion presidential debate Tuesday.
The previous NBA participant and present analyst weighed in on who he’s supporting – a trio of candidates that features San Antonio mayor Julián Castro – candidates on either side taking black votes as a right and President Donald Trump.
Barkley has been outspoken about these points earlier than and took a lap via the controversy’s spin room to speak to media forward of the occasion.
“I think all politicians take black votes for granted,” he said. “They talk to black folks every four years and that’s about it, how they’re going to make our lives better and they do nothing about it. Both parties suck in that aspect. It is not a Republican or Democrat thing. It’s not a liberal or conservative thing. It’s an economic thing, economic opportunity and that’s what both parties are neglecting.”
He was then requested about his emotions on Trump.
“He says some things that can be construed as racist,” Barkley mentioned. “Some issues he says are very improper and flagrant. … There are some issues he says that actually have to be – particularly when he has a possibility to denounce white nationalism and issues like that, he can do a a lot better job.
CHARLES BARKLEY on TRUMP:
“Do I think he’s a racist? I’m leery of calling people ‘racist.’ He says some things that can be construed as racist. Some things he says are very wrong and flagrant.”pic.twitter.com/njHfCg17HT
– JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) July 30, 2019
Barkley additionally mentioned he’s supporting Pete Buttigieg however has not picked a front-runner but.