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Charles Barkley Threatens To Punch Any Black Person Wearing Trump’s Mugshot Merch

Charles Barkley didn't hold back in expressing his disdain for Trump's recent remarks during a conversation with Gayle King.

Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley didn’t hold back in expressing his disdain for former President Donald Trump’s recent remarks during a conversation with Gayle King, according to Complex. Trump, at the Black Conservative Federation’s annual Honors Gala in South Carolina, insinuated that the Black population embraced him following the release of his mugshot after he was arrested for his involvement in attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential results in Georgia.

In response, Charles Barkley made a strong statement, saying, “First of all, I’m just gonna say this: if I see a Black person walking around with Trump’s mugshot, I’m [gonna] punch him in the face.”

Barkley’s comments came during a candid conversation with King, who pointed out the legal consequences of such actions. Unfazed, Barkley humorously responded, “I will bail myself out and go celebrate. If I was at that conference, I would have got up and walked out. That was an insult to all Black people.”

Expressing his deep offense at Trump’s comparison, Barkley highlighted the stark disparities in experiences between Trump, a billionaire and former president of the United States, and the historical discrimination faced by Black communities. “To compare Black history, when we’ve been discriminated against, to his plight—first of all, he’s a billionaire, and they’re prosecuting him for stuff he did wrong,” Barkley emphasized.

Acknowledging some truths in the accusations against Trump, Barkley noted, “Well, some of the stuff is true. They did storm the Capitol; they did say that the election was stolen. Those aren’t lies, Gayle.”

Barkley concluded by sharing his deep offense at the comparison and highlighting the importance of respecting the struggles of the Black community. “He’s had a great life. He’s been President of the United States. To insult Black people who have been discriminated against all these years, to put them in the same category… I was just offended.”

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