Charlamagne tha God is infamous for testing and tangling with rappers and hip-hop moguls as a co-host of the radio show “The Breakfast Club,” but with the election just a week away, he’d rather talk about why he’s throwing his weight behind the Democratic nominee.
“Personally, I think Hillary is more than qualified to be President of the United States of America,” Charlamagne told NBCBLK. “Plus, I like what she represents as a symbol. She’s a woman. I have two daughters. I feel like that’s empowering for women the same way watching Barack Obama was empowering for black people.”
While Clinton has a clear lead in the polls among both women voters and African-American voters, her campaign has paid particular attention to ramping up efforts to increase black voter turnout.
Secretary Clinton recently gave Charlamagne and his co-hosts an exclusive interview. It was the perfect platform to speak directly to a significant minority and millennial audience about her policy ideas for the Black community — a community that isn’t nearly as excited about this election compared to turnout in the last two cycles.