Boxing promoter Don King praised Donald Trump while speaking at a church in Cleveland, Ohio, on Wednesday, but he slipped and used the N-word.
“If you’re poor, you’re a poor negro,” King stated, recalling a story about Michael Jackson. “I would use the N-word.”
But if you’re rich, you are a rich negro. If you are intelligent, intellectual, you’re an intellectual negro. If you’re a dancing and sliding and gliding n***er – I mean negro – you are a dancing and sliding and gliding negro. … You know, you’re gonna be a negro till you die.
According to the Daily Mail, Trump “showed no reaction to the shocking moment.”
Several members of the media jumped on King’s use of the N-word on Twitter:
Don King just dropped the N-word while was introducing Donald Trump — in a church.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 21, 2016
Oh m….that entire Don King speech. He kept saying "negro" repeatedly then accidentally let out an N word.
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) September 21, 2016
Imagine if… a convicted murderer introduced any other politician. https://t.co/09BVD2pg9m
— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) September 21, 2016
King endorsed Trump last summer and appeared in Cleveland at the Republican National Convention.
King was convicted of manslaughter for stomping on an employee and killing the man. He was later pardoned.