Charles Barkley slams Trump for ‘pseudo-racist’ rhetoric 

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By Carina

Charles Barkley, the former NBA star who has transitioned into a television personality, recently expressed his disapproval of former President Donald Trump’s immigration rhetoric. 

Barkley’s comments, made on Wednesday, reflect his discomfort with Trump’s approach to discussing the influx of immigrants into the United States, particularly over the southern border.


Barkley’s stance on Trump’s rhetoric

“For a man who’s running for the most powerful position in the world to use pseudo-racist rhetoric — that’s one of the reasons I can’t vote for that guy,” Barkley said. 

His remarks highlight a growing concern over Trump’s narrative regarding immigration and its impact on the country. 

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Barkley’s personal discontent with Trump’s immigration rhetoric

Barkley emphasized, “Because man, he just rubs me the wrong way. And people can vote for whoever they want to. But I just do not like it at all.” 

This statement from Barkley adds to the ongoing discourse surrounding Trump’s controversial statements on immigration.

Trump’s controversial comments on immigration

Trump has faced widespread criticism for his depiction of the immigration situation, particularly his claim that millions are entering the U.S. illegally and “poisoning the blood of our country.” 

This comment, along with his past social media post instructing immigrant Democratic congresswomen to “go back to where they came from,” has intensified scrutiny over his stance on immigration issues.

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Barkley’s history of criticism towards Trump

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Barkley’s criticism of Trump is not new; he has previously expressed disapproval of Trump and his supporters, calling them “crazy.” 

This outspokenness is characteristic of Barkley, who has often been vocal about his political and social views. 

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His latest venture into television with journalist Gayle King on CNN, however, has not seen significant success in terms of ratings, as per Nielsen Media Research data.

Charles Barkley’s recent remarks against Donald Trump’s immigration rhetoric underscore the heightened sensitivity and polarized opinions surrounding this topic in the United States. 

Barkley’s impact on national immigration debate

As a public figure, Barkley’s statements contribute to the broader dialogue on immigration and political leadership in the country. 

As the political landscape continues to evolve, the perspectives of influential personalities like Barkley remain a significant part of the national conversation.

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