Lebron James Pushes Back Against Misinformation Aimed At Black Voters | Deadline | MSNBC

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Through his ‘More than a Vote’ venture, Lebron James has worked to increase voter participation within the Black community, by recruiting thousands of poll workers, aiding NBA arenas to serve as polling stations, helping formerly incarcerated people get their right to vote back, and pointing out misinformation. Aired on 10/23/2020.
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  1. I HATE that for 4 STRAIGHT YEARS MCCONNELL HAS REFUSED TO PROTECT ELECTIONS. So Grateful for LeBron’s work, bud FURIOUS that he has to do it.

    • Keith Johnson - Shelby GT500 | October 23, 2020 at 8:21 PM | Reply

      *WSJ: Biden Economics Will Lead To $6,500 Drop In Median Annual Household Income*
      Oct 19, 2020 https://lidblog.com/biden-economics/

      *According to a Hover institute Study analyzed by the Wall Street Journal, the Biden economic plan will result in the median annual American household income to drop by $6,500. The Hoover study examines Biden’s proposals on health insurance, taxes, energy, and regulation.*

      ~ Overall, the authors estimate that the Biden agenda, if fully implemented, would reduce full-time equivalent employment per person by about 3%, the capital stock per person by some 15%, and real GDP per capita by more than 8%. Compared to Congressional Budget Office estimates for these variables in 2030, this means there would be 4.9 million fewer working Americans, $2.6 trillion less in GDP, and $6,500 less in median household income.

      Or, to put it more directly–we will be screwed.

      Per the Journal, we probably won’t go into the depression predicted by President Trump; however, things will get pretty depressing. He would start with a booming economy set up by President Trump, but things will slow down and sink into malaise.

      The study explains many factors behind income reductions. A big part of it is the taxes and regulations that will disincentivize hiring. The opposite of what Trump did to get the economy going.

      ~ Mr. Biden is also proposing substantial increases in business tax rates that will raise the cost of capital. The former Vice President likes to say he’d only raise the top corporate tax rate to 28% from 21%. But so-called pass-through entities (often small businesses) employ more than 40 million Americans, and most pay taxes at the individual tax rate.

      ~ “Biden’s plan to raise personal income and payroll tax rates would push their federal rates from below 40 percent to, often, above 50 percent, and these are on top of state income taxes,” the authors write.

      ~ Mr. Biden would also raise capital costs by phasing down bonus depreciation in the 2017 tax reform, and he’d raise labor costs by imposing the 12.4% Social Security payroll tax to income above $400,000. The $400,000 threshold isn’t indexed for inflation so it would apply to ever-more Americans as the years go by.

      The study goes into detail explaining how Biden’s health and energy plans will also increase the cost of employing people eventually leading to higher unemployment—lower household income.

      Biden learned how to prevent a full booming economy from Barack Obama. The bottom line is that if you want a growth economy, vote for Trump.

    • obama, biden and the democrats were in power during 2016 elections. why didnt obama do anything? in fact, he claimed the elections were safe….until trump won and suddenly russia did it. lol at lebron james. are you people this gullible???

    • @Rocky Rock , he left because he wanted to play for the lakers and take advantage of his movie production company and playing for the lakers the same time. pretended to start a school and pay for it to mitigate the damage of leaving cleveland again then stiffed the tax payers with the bill for the school the media claimed he paid for.

    • Fact: More blacks will vote for Trump in 2020 than in 2016. Fact: LeBron obays his CCP Massa faithfully.

    • @Keith Johnson – Shelby GT500 Trump’s economy is based on pollution and plundering.
      Poor leaders ignore science and disregard environmental regulations to enrich themselves and corporate backers and should not be trusted with the care of our earth’s fragile environment.
      Great leaders acknowledge science and look to the future welfare of everyone and the planet and create policy of sustainability.

  2. Jason Johnson nailed the way Le Bron James is doing politics this time around. I was in Ohio with the Clinton campiagn when he did events in Cincinnani I think. Let’s hope it works.

    • Yeah let’s get all those people out of prison that Joe Biden was responsible for? Because of his racist 1994 crime bill that he never apologized for so I know mr. Biden will not be getting my vote

    • lol yes, how did lebron campaigning for hillary turn out??? yea, lets hope he does it again for biden and we get the same results as last time. lol…..

    • @Space Alien LeWoke is the Michael Jordan of ruining the NBA….lowest rated final in history

    • @Roger C , of course. that’s what happens when you blame the majority population for a minority population criminals getting dealt with by the law…

  3. J&JB Transport | October 23, 2020 at 7:25 PM | Reply

    I love the fact that LaBron walk the walk! He has his black people’s back! Because he could definitely benefit from Trump’s tax cuts!

  4. From Akron love lebron James he does so much for the kids in Akron voting for Biden

    • Fact: More blacks will vote for Trump in 2020 than in 2016. Fact: LeBron obays his CCP Massa faithfully.

    • @Space Alien
      Lmaoooooo
      Awe komrade just because your ashamed to f your very own heritage is not my fault
      Keep hiding and dreaming of being a well educated free American stuzhuk
      You deserve to dream komrade 👍🏻

    • @Guy Simple , im from america. the deep south. if you knew anything about russian bots they dont respond back. im a real person, not hunter biden’s laptop. you on the other hand, is a new account started on october 2020. how much do you make in your troll farm job for the dnc????

    • @Space Alien
      Lmaoooooo
      Of course you are Komrade
      Ok chenkov you have proved your patriotism
      👍🏻😂👍🏻
      Run along little Ivan as n your borscht awaits 😜

    • @takamex FACT : “obays” is not a word.. Also FACT: You’re a lying Dumpff cultist. 🙄

  5. King James is the King on the courts and the King off the courts. 🐐🐐🐐🐐

    • @Jock Young , yes. just dont shove it in people’s faces while you work. you’d get fired if you did that at your job. if you even have one…

    • @Dave Schultz LeWoke is the Michael Jordan of ruining the NBA….lowest rated final in history

    • @Dave Schultz Yeah this msnbc propaganda has nothing to do with black support for Trump up 13-17%

    • Fact: More blacks will vote for Trump in 2020 than in 2016. Fact: LeBron obays his CCP Massa faithfully.

    • @Jock Young thing is his opinion at this point👈 is just hurting the NBA and fans because he is rich and the American people are just making it and his opinions have no movement for black people just let down

  6. LeBron Jame – A true American for America!

    • Here in Ohio people are tired of LeBron James Black lives matter activism unlike LeBron James 50 Cent has his head screwed on right 50 endorsed Donald Trump because he doesn’t want to be known as 20-cent under Joe Biden

    • Black Lives MAGA!

    • @Richard Barry Yeah this msnbc propaganda has nothing to do with black support for Trump up 13-17%

    • A true basketball player not an American he don’t care what democrats think he’s playing the system and now his voice will have to be one sided and narrow minded for now on

  7. I feel like Lebron James is what Charles Barkley should have been 20 years ago. Lebron is the king, because of his on, and off court behavior. An outstanding human being.

  8. Le Bron is the empowered, economically and politically conscience Black man that gives Trump and Republicans nightmares.

  9. Michael Jordan may be ranked above Lebron as the best basketball player of all time, but Lebron is definitely the best person in basketball and the one I would want my children and grandchildren to emulate over Michael ! – – – Just saying !

    • @Roger C In my mind it is how the team does and your effect of team performance, not necessarily individual stats. The Lakers are the NBA champs!

    • @Space Alien You apparently have not read the final bipartisan Senate Select Intelligence Committee report. If you read it you will learn that it more tham confirms the Mueller investigation and concludes:
      > Russia posed and continues to pose a grave counter-intelligence threat

      and that the following “USEFUL IDIOTS” all lied under oath
      > Trump’s Foreign Policy advisor lied about contacts with Russia
      > Trump’s National Security Advisor lied about contacts with Russia
      > Trump’s Campaign Chairman lied about contacts with Russia
      > Trump’s Deputy Campaign Chairman lied about contacts with Russia
      > Trump’s Personal Lawyer lied about contacts with Russia
      > Trump’s Political Consultant lied about contacts with Russia
      > Trump’s AG lied before Congress under oath
      and of course,
      > Trump himself lied, in writing, about his contacts with Russia

      It seems that you are far more interested in spewing Putin inspired propaganda, but if you ever develop and interest in learning the TRUTH you can find
      Volume 5 of Senate Select Intelligence Committe report here – – -> https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/sites/default/files/documents/report_volume5.pdf

      BTW – Here is a list of the presidents who have accrued the most debts in US history:
      > Franklin D Roosevelt – 1,048% (excusable because he was financing WW2)
      > Woodrow Wilson – 727% (also excusable because he was financing WW1)
      > Ronald Reagan – 186%
      > George W. Bush – 101%
      Obama is not even close and by the end of his term Trump will exceed Bush and will be up there with Reagan.

      Wake up! Start using the internet to learn FACTS, instead of propaganda!

    • @takamex Is that what they are saying in the “Alternate Universe” created and promulgated by Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Vladimir Putin and others?
      In any case we will see in a couple of weeks.
      Stay safe, COVID-19 is not a Democrat hoax, no matter what Trump says and we have not turned the corner!

    • @Roger C Is that what they are saying in the “Alternate Universe” created and promulgated by Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Vladimir Putin and others?
      In any case we will see in a couple of weeks.
      Stay safe, COVID-19 is not a Democrat hoax, no matter what Trump says and we have not turned the corner!

    • @Richard Barry magic Johnson yeeeeeah

  10. I love it. SWAT THE BOTS !!!!

  11. Rhonda Braxton | October 23, 2020 at 7:51 PM | Reply

    I have so much respect for Lebron!! Thank God he didn’t listen to the critic that said “Shut up and dribble”

  12. Radagast Brown | October 23, 2020 at 7:52 PM | Reply

    Get Out The Vote! GOTV!

  13. OTL ONLYtheloyal | October 23, 2020 at 7:53 PM | Reply

    LeBron voting for Joe Biden b

  14. Jorge Constanza | October 23, 2020 at 7:54 PM | Reply

    “The Brand Is Strong!!!”

  15. TRUMP YO SE MITE | October 23, 2020 at 7:55 PM | Reply

    Donald Trump’s long history of racism, from the 1970s to 2020

    Trump has repeatedly claimed he’s “the least racist person.” His history suggests otherwise.

    By German Lopez 

    on August 13, 2020 7:00 pm

     

    

    President Donald Trump at a press conference.

    Drew Angerer/Getty Images

    If you ask President Donald Trump, he isn’t racist. To the contrary, he’s repeatedly saidthat he’s “the least racist person that you’ve ever encountered.”

    Trump’s actual record, however, tells a very different story.

    On the campaign trail, Trump repeatedly made explicitly racist and otherwise bigoted remarks, from calling Mexican immigrants criminals and rapists, to proposing a ban on all Muslims entering the US, to suggesting a judge should recuse himself from a case solely because of the judge’s Mexican heritage.

    The trend has continued into his presidency. From stereotyping a Black reporter to pandering to white supremacists after they held a violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, to making a joke about the Trail of Tears, Trump hasn’t stopped with racist acts after his 2016 election.

    Most recently, Trump has calledthe SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus the “Chinese virus” and “kung flu” — racist terms that tap into the kind of xenophobia that he latched onto during his 2016 presidential campaign; Trump’s own adviser, Kellyanne Conway, previously called “kung flu” a “highly offensive” term. And Trump insinuated that Sen. Kamala Harris, who’s Black, “doesn’t meet the requirements” to run for vice president — a repeat of the birther conspiracy theory that he perpetuated about former President Barack Obama.

    This is nothing new for Trump. In fact, the very first time Trump appeared in the pages of the New York Times, back in the 1970s, was when the US Department of Justice sued him for racial discrimination. Since then, he has repeatedly appeared in newspaper pages across the world as he inspired more similar controversies.

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    No, Trump hasn’t been the best president for Black America since Lincoln

    This long history is important. It would be one thing if Trump misspoke one or two times. But when you take all of his actions and comments together, a clear pattern emerges — one that suggests that bigotry is not just political opportunism on Trump’s part but a real element of his personality, character, and career.

    Trump has a long history of racist controversies

    Here’s a breakdown of Trump’s history, taken largely from Dara Lind’s list for Vox and an op-ed by Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times:

    1973: The US Department of Justice — under the Nixon administration, out of all administrations — sued the Trump Management Corporation for violating the Fair Housing Act. Federal officials found evidence that Trump had refused to rent to Black tenants and lied to Black applicants about whether apartments were available, among other accusations. Trump said the federal government was trying to get him to rent to welfare recipients. In the aftermath, he signed an agreement in 1975 agreeing not to discriminate to renters of color without admitting to previous discrimination.

    1980s: Kip Brown, a former employee at Trump’s Castle, accused another one of Trump’s businesses of discrimination. “When Donald and Ivana came to the casino, the bosses would order all the black people off the floor,” Brown said. “It was the eighties, I was a teenager, but I remember it: They put us all in the back.”

    1989: In a controversial case that’s been characterized as a modern-day lynching, four Black teenagers and one Latino teenager — the “Central Park Five” — were accused of attacking and raping a jogger in New York City. Trump immediately took charge in the case, running an ad in local papers demanding, “BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY. BRING BACK OUR POLICE!” The teens’ convictions were later vacated after they spent seven to 13 years in prison, and the city paid $41 million in a settlement to the teens. But Trump in October 2016 said he still believes they’re guilty, despite the DNA evidence to the contrary.

    1991: A book by John O’Donnell, former president of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, quoted Trump’s criticism of a Black accountant: “Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day. … I think that the guy is lazy. And it’s probably not his fault, because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is, I believe that. It’s not anything they can control.” Trump later said in a 1997 Playboy interview that “the stuff O’Donnell wrote about me is probably true.”

    1992: The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino had to pay a $200,000 fine because it transferred Black and women dealers off tables to accommodate a big-time gambler’s prejudices.

    1993: In congressional testimony, Trump said that some Native American reservations operating casinos shouldn’t be allowed because “they don’t look like Indians to me.”

    2000: In opposition to a casino proposed by the St. Regis Mohawk tribe, which he saw as a financial threat to his casinos in Atlantic City, Trump secretly ran a series of ads suggesting the tribe had a “record of criminal activity [that] is well documented.”

    2004: In season two of The Apprentice, Trump fired Kevin Allen, a Black contestant, for being overeducated. “You’re an unbelievably talented guy in terms of education, and you haven’t done anything,” Trump said on the show. “At some point you have to say, ‘That’s enough.’”

    2005: Trump publicly pitchedwhat was essentially The Apprentice: White People vs. Black People. He said he “wasn’t particularly happy” with the most recent season of his show, so he was considering “an idea that is fairly controversial — creating a team of successful African Americans versus a team of successful whites. Whether people like that idea or not, it is somewhat reflective of our very vicious world.”

    2010: In 2010, there was a huge national controversy over the “Ground Zero Mosque” — a proposal to build a Muslim community center in Lower Manhattan, near the site of the 9/11 attacks. Trump opposed the project, calling it “insensitive,” and offered to buy out one of the investors in the project. On The Late Show With David Letterman, Trump argued, referring to Muslims, “Well, somebody’s blowing us up. Somebody’s blowing up buildings, and somebody’s doing lots of bad stuff.”

    2011: Trump played a big rolein pushing false rumors that Obama — the country’s first Black president — was not born in the US. He claimed to send investigators to Hawaii to look into Obama’s birth certificate. Obama later released his birth certificate, calling Trump a “carnival barker.” The research has found a strong correlation between birtherism, as the conspiracy theory is called, and racism. But Trump has reportedly continued pushing this conspiracy theory in private.

    2011: While Trump suggested that Obama wasn’t born in the US, he also argued that maybe Obama wasn’t a good enough student to have gotten into Columbia or Harvard Law School, and demanded Obama release his university transcripts. Trump claimed, “I heard he was a terrible student. Terrible. How does a bad student go to Columbia and then to Harvard?”

    For many people, none of these incidents, individually, may be damning: One of these alone might suggest that Trump is simply a bad speaker and perhaps racially insensitive (“politically incorrect,” as he would put it), but not overtly racist.

    • Priscilla Stewart | October 23, 2020 at 8:29 PM | Reply

      This story needs to be a full page ad in every news paper that will print it and anyway where’s the media coverage HELLO ! Fox news CNN MSNBC HELLO HELLO HELLO where are you

  16. Dude, Lebron. When you were “taking your talents” to Florida, I stereotyped you. No, not as a black man, as a primadonna who only cared about himself. A million missed free throws later (and several rings) idc about that.

    You have become a man anyone can admire, even a born in Boston Celtics fan like me. Such an important voice in American life. Thank you Lebron!!!

  17. BRON is on the right side of the history. I will remember Bron not only because he is one of the greatest players every played the game but how he stood up for Black people and justice. THANK YOU BRON.

  18. Kind of Smooth | October 23, 2020 at 8:27 PM | Reply

    Hopefully green black traitors Ice Cube and Fifty Cents will learn from Lebron and switch to Biden.

  19. Lebron James talks about issues rather than candidates .smart move, Lebron. Thanks for being the messenger.

  20. It’s about time these pillars of the African American community start doing their civic duty and speaking truth to power and making the united part of “THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” become true for everyone.

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