Former President Trump was compared by actor Samuel L. Jackson to those “same rednecks” who called him racial epithets when he was a child. Jackson added that Donald Trump along with the Republican Party symbolizes what he grew up under despite the fact that he lived in a time of segregation and would have most likely been controlled by Democrats.
“When I look at Trump, I see the same kind of rednecks I saw growing up, the ones who called me a ‘n*****’ and attempted to put me in my place. To me, it is what the Republican Party represents. They target young individuals and LGBT folks. Who you are is irrelevant to them.” Jackson stated to Rolling Stone, “If you are not them, then you’re the enemy.”
Jackson made his remarks on Trump after reflecting on his role as an usher at Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral soon after the Civil Rights leader’s death.
“The state of the globe appears to be unchanged from before. I learned there’s types of things the powers that be do not want us doing as a child of the Sixties witnessing what occurred at the 1968 Democratic Convention and seeing the cops beating those protestors and they were young white youngsters.” Jackson added.
He said, “One of them is opposing what they believe they’d like us to do. So, when George Floyd occurred, it was awesome to see all of the distinct faces of students out there protesting the unfairness and what the power was doing yet again to prevent you from keeping an open mind or from bringing about change that isn’t the change they would like to see.”
Samuel L. Jackson has made woke remarks several times, including the time he urged a Chicago court to give hate crime hoaxer Jussie Smollett minimal punishment, as was reported.
In a letter, Jackson and his wife pleaded with the authorities to give Jussie Smollett another option than going to prison. “I humbly call upon you possibly to please find an alternative to imprisonment for Jussie Smollett,” they said.
They added, “We have had many meals with this young man while talking about the good and bad ways to live. Jussie was raised by a good family, who we are grateful to know well and who we know will stand ready to give him the necessary backing and monitoring assistance that they are able to offer for him in a different probation scenario.”
“As this scenario has wrecked his current profession and tarnished his name,” they said, “Jussie has already received a great deal of punishment. Judge Linn, if you could preserve this young man and make him useful, I beg you in the name of God. The investment and risk are worthwhile for Jussie Smollett.”