“Two great, courageous, Americans!” Trump wrote alongside the image of Ice Cube and 50 Cent.
Amid news that Ice Cube worked with Donald Trump‘s campaign on their Platinum Plan focusing on Black people in America and 50 Cent seeming to endorse Trump over Joe Biden, Eric Trump has shared an image of the two rappers wearing ‘Trump 2020″ hats.
Trump’s third child shared the image Tuesday morning, alongside the caption: “Two great, courageous, Americans!”
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) October 20, 2020
As some people have noted, the image is clearly fake, and stems from a Big3 championship game that occurred back in August 2017. Neither Ice Cube or 50 Cent have responded to the image. The two have been in headlines recently for their own Trump-related problems. Cube has faced backlash after it was revealed he worked with Trump’s campaign on their Platinum Plan targeted at Black people in America. This came as a result of the rapper reaching out to the campaign for his own Contract With Black America.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Cube shared how he had sent his plan to both the Biden and Trump campaigns, as well as if he feels the latter has taken advantage of him.
“I mean, it’s politics. Both sides are taking advantage of whatever little piece of information they think could swing something,” he said. ‘So it’s like, has Biden taken credit for everybody that’s running out to vote for [him]? So who knows? They doing it. That’s politics. Not concerned with those games.”
As for 50, he recently seemed to endorse Trump after voicing his concerns about proposed tax increases for top earners under Joe Biden.
“WHAT THE FUCK! (VOTE ForTRUMP) IM OUT, 🏃♂️💨FUCK NEW YORK The KNICKS never win anyway. 🤷🏽♂️I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people 62% are you out of ya fucking mind,” he captioned the image with, which shows a screenshot highlighting the top tax rates by state under Biden’s tax plan, with New York City having a 62% tax rate.
But it’s unrealistic that 50 would actually have to pay 62% of his income on taxes. As CNBC noted, it’s rare that any taxpayer pay the full statutory rates ” which don’t include deductions, credits, offsets, loopholes and lower tax rates on other sources of income.” So, it’s more likely that top earners in New York City would pay “effective state and federal tax rates of around 53%,” and not 62%.