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Cash splash! How Budget tax cuts will be backdated to July this year

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Millions of Australians will keep more of their money this year as the government plans to backdate tax cuts.

With the country in recession for the first time in almost three decades, income tax cuts originally earmarked for July 2022 are set to be backdated to July 2020.

The stage-two cuts will benefit middle-to-high income earners, giving those earning $100,000 an extra $1,665 each year and those earning $120,000 an extra $2,565.

Millions of Australians will keep more of their money this year as the government plans to backdate tax cuts. Pictured: A tradeswoman at work

Millions of Australians will keep more of their money this year as the government plans to backdate tax cuts. Pictured: A tradeswoman at work

Millions of Australians will keep more of their money this year as the government plans to backdate tax cuts. Pictured: A tradeswoman at work

This is how much you will get back after stage two tax cuts compared with the 2017-18 financial year. Most of these changes are already in place after stage one tax cuts. The difference this time is that  Aussies earning more than $100,000 will get $1,665 back and those on more than $120,000 will get $2,565 back. Under current tax rules those on $120,000 only get back $315

This is how much you will get back after stage two tax cuts compared with the 2017-18 financial year. Most of these changes are already in place after stage one tax cuts. The difference this time is that  Aussies earning more than $100,000 will get $1,665 back and those on more than $120,000 will get $2,565 back. Under current tax rules those on $120,000 only get back $315

This is how much you will get back after stage two tax cuts compared with the 2017-18 financial year. Most of these changes are already in place after stage one tax cuts. The difference this time is that  Aussies earning more than $100,000 will get $1,665 back and those on more than $120,000 will get $2,565 back. Under current tax rules those on $120,000 only get back $315

They build on stage-one cuts already introduced which give those earning $50,000 to $80,000 an extra $1,080.

Backdating the stage-two cuts, which raise the threshold for the 37 per cent tax bracket from $90,000 to $120,000, means they will kick in as soon as they are passed by parliament.

Those who benefit will have to pay less tax each month and the government hopes this will help drive spending and boost the economy after it was hammered by coronavirus. 

Another stage of tax cuts, which helps high earners and is due to take effect in 2024, is likely to be brought forward. 

The third stage of tax cuts abolishes the 37 per cent tax bracket and creates a 30 per cent tax bracket for those earning $45,001 and $200,000. 

The slashing of tax brackets, from five to four for the first time since 1984, will see those at the top end on $200,000 receive a tax cut of $11,640 compared with the 2017-18 financial year.   

Sources told the AFR that stage two and stage three tax cuts will be presented to parliament in a single bill. 

Labor supports stage two but not stage three, setting up a potential battle in the senate where the government lacks a majority.

Critics say high earners will save their extra cash instead of spend it, but Treasurer Josh Frydenberg insisted spending levels will increase as coronavirus restrictions are lifted. 

He told the Nine Network on Sunday: ‘Putting more money into people’s pockets means more economic activity and means more jobs. 

‘Once those restrictions are eased and people are getting back to work and life is coming back to a Covid-safe normal, then more money would be spent and the savings ratio would go down.’

The third stage of the federal government's tax cuts was designed to give generous relief to those on six-figure salaries from July 2024. This could be accelerated in Tuesday's budget. This table shows how much you will get back after stage three compared with 2017-18

The third stage of the federal government's tax cuts was designed to give generous relief to those on six-figure salaries from July 2024. This could be accelerated in Tuesday's budget. This table shows how much you will get back after stage three compared with 2017-18

The third stage of the federal government’s tax cuts was designed to give generous relief to those on six-figure salaries from July 2024. This could be accelerated in Tuesday’s budget. This table shows how much you will get back after stage three compared with 2017-18

Scott Morrison (pictured in his office in Canberra) has said Tuesday's budget is the most important since World War Two

Scott Morrison (pictured in his office in Canberra) has said Tuesday's budget is the most important since World War Two

Scott Morrison (pictured in his office in Canberra) has said Tuesday’s budget is the most important since World War Two

Mr Frydenberg will announce his budget in a speech to parliament at 7.30pm on Tuesday. 

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has described it as the ‘most important budget since the Second World War.’

The budget is normally announced in May, but the government pushed it back to better analyse the impact of the pandemic and prepare a more thorough response.

In September ministers learned that in the three months until 30 June, the economy shrank by seven per cent, the biggest contraction since quarterly records began in 1959. 

On an annual basis the economy took a 6.3 per cent hit, the worst figure since the depths of the Great Depression when it shrank by about 10 per cent, and a greater contraction than after the Second World War in 1945 when growth tumbled by 5.1 per cent as troops returned home. 

Not only is the government dealing with a fragile economy, but also a rapidly growing mountain of public debt after spending billions of dollars on coronavirus policies. 

Measures to soften the impact of restrictions such as the boosted JobSeeker allowance and the JobKeeper payment have economists predicting a budget shortfall of more than $200billion this year.   

This graph shows how the economy has been hammered by coronavirus compared with previous downturns

This graph shows how the economy has been hammered by coronavirus compared with previous downturns

This graph shows how the economy has been hammered by coronavirus compared with previous downturns

This graph shows how employment nosedived due to lockdowns. But more than 700,000 jobs have come back since June as restrictions were lifted

This graph shows how employment nosedived due to lockdowns. But more than 700,000 jobs have come back since June as restrictions were lifted

This graph shows how employment nosedived due to lockdowns. But more than 700,000 jobs have come back since June as restrictions were lifted

Australia’s three stages of tax cuts

Tax cuts of $255 for those earning between $18,200 and $37,000 were legislated in July 2019.

Those earning $48,000 to $90,000 saw their tax cuts double from $530 to $1,080.

The government’s tax cuts package, announced in the April 2019 pre-election Budget, had three stages.

Stage one increased the threshold for the 32.5 per cent personal income tax bracket from $87,000 to $90,000, over four years until 2022.

Stage two, from July 1, 2022, would increase the 19 per cent personal income tax bracket from $41,000 to $45,000. It also raises the 32.5 per cent personal income tax bracket from $90,000 to $120,000.

Stage three would see the 37 per cent tax bracket abolished from July 1, 2024 and a new 30 per cent tax bracket created for all individuals earning between $45,001 and $200,000. The number of tax brackets would be slashed from five to four for the first time since 1984 

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Annastacia Palaszczuk denies waiting for polling data before making Queensland border decision

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Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has denied receiving crucial polling data in the hours before Friday’s decision to open up Queensland’s borders to much of New South Wales. 

Leaked documents from a research company, which has previously been hired by the Queensland government to work on its coronavirus response, showed a swing in support for open borders.

The research is dated from Thursday, just hours before Ms Palaszczuk – who faces an election on Saturday – announced she would let more NSW towns enter the state. 

But she claims the decision was made as a result of the advice of Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young, and that she had never seen the data.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (pictured) has insisted her decision was made purely on medical evidence

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (pictured) has insisted her decision was made purely on medical evidence

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (pictured) has insisted her decision was made purely on medical evidence

Protesters are seen outside the debate between Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington at the Queensland Media Club in Brisbane on Friday

Protesters are seen outside the debate between Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington at the Queensland Media Club in Brisbane on Friday

Protesters are seen outside the debate between Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington at the Queensland Media Club in Brisbane on Friday

Dr Young said she gave the advice because Sydney suffered four cases of community transmission on Thursday, one of which could not be traced to a known contact. 

In the polling data, seen by The Courier Mail, support for opening borders in state had swung from as little as 15 per cent earlier in the pandemic to 51 per cent.

A spokesman for the premier told the outlet that Ms Palaszczuk had ‘never received the research’ and the Queensland government had not commissioned it.

The long-awaited announcement came as a relief to many wanting to travel in the warmer months, but Sydneysiders were told they will still be kept out.

Ms Palaszczuk, who faces a state election on Saturday, previously said she hoped to ease the hard border with NSW on Sunday after it was reimposed in August to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

But she has pushed the opening back to Tuesday and banned residents from all 32 Greater Sydney local government areas. 

Leaked polling by Newgate Research shows how Queenslanders are tracking throughout the pandemic.

‘Support for state borders opening within a month has increased significantly this week among those from QLD (51 per cent up from 42 per cent last week) and South Australia (51% up from 38% last week),’ it said, according to the newspaper.

Victorians (pictured in Melbourne) remain banned from Queensland and all other states except the Northern Territory where they must pay $2,500 for hotel quarantine

Victorians (pictured in Melbourne) remain banned from Queensland and all other states except the Northern Territory where they must pay $2,500 for hotel quarantine

Victorians (pictured in Melbourne) remain banned from Queensland and all other states except the Northern Territory where they must pay $2,500 for hotel quarantine

Ms Palaszczuk was on the campaign trail on the Gold Coast on Thursday ahead of Saturday's election

Ms Palaszczuk was on the campaign trail on the Gold Coast on Thursday ahead of Saturday's election

Ms Palaszczuk was on the campaign trail on the Gold Coast on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s election

Queensland’s support for borders to open has gone from a low of 15 per cent to 51 per cent this week.

Polling also showed a significant increase in support for borders to be completely reopened by Christmas, with support now at 65 per cent.

Meanwhile, support for international borders opening remains low at just 22 per cent.  

‘The Chief Health Officer came in and she presented me with what she wanted to do in relation to the borders,’ the premier said on Friday.

‘I said to her, “Is this your expert medical advice? Is this what you want to do?”

‘She said yes and I said I accept your advice, now that’s the health advise based on community transmission.’

Flights from Sydney to the Gold Coast (pictured) on Sunday are nearly at capacity, while the airport has reported 'good bookings' for the rest of the week

Flights from Sydney to the Gold Coast (pictured) on Sunday are nearly at capacity, while the airport has reported 'good bookings' for the rest of the week

Flights from Sydney to the Gold Coast (pictured) on Sunday are nearly at capacity, while the airport has reported ‘good bookings’ for the rest of the week

Motorists are stopped at a checkpoint at Coolangatta on the Queensland-New South Wales border when it was re-introduced in August

Motorists are stopped at a checkpoint at Coolangatta on the Queensland-New South Wales border when it was re-introduced in August

Motorists are stopped at a checkpoint at Coolangatta on the Queensland-New South Wales border when it was re-introduced in August

Ms Palaszczuk sad she has to take Dr Young’s advice as they are in the ‘best interests of the state’ despite residents calling for borders to open.

‘If that had happened back in July, I still firmly believe the consequences for Queensland families would have been diabolical,’ she said.

New South Wales residents who have been outside Greater Sydney for 14 days will be allowed to enter Queensland from 1am on 3 November. 

They will be allowed to fly from Sydney Airport but must not stop anywhere else in the city.

Victorians remain banned from Queensland and all other states except the Northern Territory where they must pay $2,500 for hotel quarantine.

Dr Young previously said the NSW border would not be opened until the state went 28 consecutive days without mystery cases.

‘Yesterday they had four new cases and one of those cases they could not link to any other known clusters,’ she said.

Traditionally, Gold Coast theme parks employ about 500 seasonal workers over the busy summer season. Pictured: Sea World

Traditionally, Gold Coast theme parks employ about 500 seasonal workers over the busy summer season. Pictured: Sea World

Traditionally, Gold Coast theme parks employ about 500 seasonal workers over the busy summer season. Pictured: Sea World

Annastacia Palaszczuk (right) previously indicated she hoped to ease the hard border, which was introduced to stem the spread of COVID-19, from 1 November

Annastacia Palaszczuk (right) previously indicated she hoped to ease the hard border, which was introduced to stem the spread of COVID-19, from 1 November

Annastacia Palaszczuk (right) previously indicated she hoped to ease the hard border, which was introduced to stem the spread of COVID-19, from 1 November 

‘Sydney is one city and people move around that city. That is why those 32 LGAs all need to be declared hot spots. Outside those 32 LGAs, there have not been any cases in the previous 28 days.’

Dr Young added: ‘They have cases there that they do not know about that are spreading in that community. It is all about unlinked cases.’

Asked when Sydneysiders will be allowed in, she said: ‘You asking me to look into a crystal ball. I genuinely do not know. It depends what happens with the virus.’

The ban on more than five million Sydney residents will devastate Queensland tourism businesses who are desperate for cashed-up customers while international travellers remain banned indefinitely. 

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday morning urged Ms Palaszczuk to open the border, saying: ‘We can’t stay stuck in neutral. We’ve got to gear up again.’ 

NSW Premier Gladys Berejikian wants the QLD border opened

NSW Premier Gladys Berejikian wants the QLD border opened

Prime Minister Scott Morrison wants all borders opened

Prime Minister Scott Morrison wants all borders opened

NSW Premier Gladys Berejikian and Prime Minister Scott Morrison have both encouraged Ms Palaszczuk to reopen her border

What are the border restrictions?

New South Wales: Exemption required if coming from VIC

Victoria: No restrictions

Queensland: Exemption required if coming from VIC or Greater Sydney. Due to open to rest of NSW on 3 November

South Australia: Exemption required if coming from VIC

Tasmania: Will open to NSW on 2 November. Exemption required if coming from VIC

Western Australia: Exemption required from anywhere

ACT: Exemption required if coming from VIC

Northern Territory: Victorians must quarantine at their own expense 

Australia: Only people who have been in New Zealand for 14 days can enter without hotel quarantine

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Gregory John Richardson victims furious at knowledge rapist could be out in just five years

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Sexual assault survivors of a truck driver who preyed on women over almost 20 years cried in court when they learnt their attacker could be out of jail in just five years. 

Gregory John Richardson, 53, was sentenced to at least seven years in prison for attacks on four girls between 1989 and 2007 in Epping, northwest Sydney.

His sentence was backdated to the time of his arrest in 2018, the Daily Telegraph reported, meaning he could be out in just five years.

The court heard the truck driver preyed on his victims, the youngest just 14, at night, hiding in bushes and attacking them from behind.

Gregory John Richardson (pictured), 53, was sentenced to at least seven years in prison for attacking four girls in Epping, northwest Sydney, between 1989 and 2007

Gregory John Richardson (pictured), 53, was sentenced to at least seven years in prison for attacking four girls in Epping, northwest Sydney, between 1989 and 2007

Gregory John Richardson (pictured), 53, was sentenced to at least seven years in prison for attacking four girls in Epping, northwest Sydney, between 1989 and 2007

He told the schoolgirl while she was walking home: ‘Don’t call the police or I will hurt you’.

The first two rapes, of a 16-year-old girl and another aged 15, took place in 1989 and 1994. 

Richardson threatened the life of a 16-year-old girl when she tried to get a look at her attacker, Nine News reported.

The next attack on a 14-year-old girl happened in 2003, but was interrupted when someone walked by.

An assault on a 25-year-old woman in 2007 was also stopped after she screamed and he fled.  

In one vicious assault Richardson wore a ‘shiny pink halter bikini top’ and ‘fluorescent yellow knickers’ when grabbing a woman at her front door. 

Defence lawyer Daniel McMahon told the court Richardson was forced to wear women’s lingerie when he was abused by his father.

This led to his offending and developing mental health issues, Mr McMahon argued. 

Mr McMahon’s claims were supported by forensic psychologist Stephen Woods, who said Richardson may have been suffering psychosis and PTSD at the time of the attacks.

But this provided little comfort for his victims, aged between 14 and 25 at the time of the attacks, who were supported by friends and family in court. 

Victim impact statements tendered to the court stated the women are still haunted by the horrifying assaults and experience nightmares and flashbacks.   

The court heard the truck driver (pictured during his arrest) preyed on his victims - the youngest just 14 - at night

The court heard the truck driver (pictured during his arrest) preyed on his victims - the youngest just 14 - at night

The court heard the truck driver (pictured during his arrest) preyed on his victims – the youngest just 14 – at night

Richardson (pictured during arrest) could be out of jail in August 2025, after his arrest in 2018 when DNA evidence from his jailed brother linked him to the crime

Richardson (pictured during arrest) could be out of jail in August 2025, after his arrest in 2018 when DNA evidence from his jailed brother linked him to the crime

Richardson (pictured during arrest) could be out of jail in August 2025, after his arrest in 2018 when DNA evidence from his jailed brother linked him to the crime

One of the victims walked out in tears after the sentence was handed down, while a supporter shouted ‘bulls***’.

Judge Peter Berman said girls and women have the right to walk home without fear of being attacked. 

‘Sadly, the offender too was the victim of sexual assaults of his father. He too has suffered long lasting effects as a result,’ Judge Berman said.

‘His father forced him to wear stockings and other female attire which were ripped off him before he was raped and forced to commit oral sex.’

Richardson could be out of jail in August 2025, after his arrest in 2018 when DNA evidence from his brother linked him to the crime. 

The truck driver said he had no memory of the incidents, but pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a minor, sexual assault, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, aggravated indecent assault of a minor and assault with an act of indecency. 

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Lil Wayne praises Donald Trump and his work on criminal justice reform after their ‘great meeting’

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Lil Wayne on Thursday praised Donald Trump and his work on criminal justice reform, saying the president’s Platinum Plan to benefit black Americans ‘is going to give the community real ownership’.

The rapper tweeted about the pair’s ‘great meeting’ at the commander in chief’s resort in Doral, Florida, sharing an image of the two men.

Lil Wayne tweeted: ‘Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership.

‘He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done.’

Trump later retweeted the post.

The meeting with Lil Wayne comes after other prominent black artists 50 Cent and Ice Cube appeared to lend their support to the president. Rapper Lil Pump also endorsed Trump on his Instagram page on Monday.

Despite urging fans to ‘VOTE For TRUMP’ earlier this month, 50 Cent criticized Lil Wayne, tweeting the photo of the younger rapper with the president saying, ‘Oh no WAYNE, I WOULD HAVE NEVER TOOK THIS PICTURE.’

Lil Wayne on Thursday praised Donald Trump and his work on criminal justice reform, saying the president's Platinum Plan to benefit black Americans 'is going to give the community real ownership'. The rapper tweeted about the pair's 'great meeting' at the commander in chief's resort in Doral, Florida, sharing an image of the two men

Lil Wayne on Thursday praised Donald Trump and his work on criminal justice reform, saying the president's Platinum Plan to benefit black Americans 'is going to give the community real ownership'. The rapper tweeted about the pair's 'great meeting' at the commander in chief's resort in Doral, Florida, sharing an image of the two men

Lil Wayne on Thursday praised Donald Trump and his work on criminal justice reform, saying the president’s Platinum Plan to benefit black Americans ‘is going to give the community real ownership’. The rapper tweeted about the pair’s ‘great meeting’ at the commander in chief’s resort in Doral, Florida, sharing an image of the two men

Lil Wayne tweeted: 'Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he's done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership. 'He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done.' Trump later retweeted the post

Lil Wayne tweeted: 'Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he's done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership. 'He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done.' Trump later retweeted the post

Lil Wayne tweeted: ‘Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership. ‘He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done.’ Trump later retweeted the post

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says White House officials have been speaking to Lil Wayne’s team for some time, and it culminated with Thursday’s meeting when the president campaigned in Florida.

She said: ‘I think you’re seeing a lot of supporters come off the sidelines and want to joint president in a second term.’

While Joe Biden is expected to win the vast majority of black voters in next week’s election, Trump has courted them and hopes to shave into Democrats’ historic advantage in the community.

The image sparked a backlash from some online. Comedian Sarah Cooper tweeted: ”He assured me we will get it done’ My god how dumb are you.’

Ice Cube on Sunday defended his co-working effort with Trump on his Black Economic Empowerment 'Platinum Plan' saying, 'I’m not playing politics with this'

Ice Cube on Sunday defended his co-working effort with Trump on his Black Economic Empowerment 'Platinum Plan' saying, 'I’m not playing politics with this'

Ice Cube on Sunday defended his co-working effort with Trump on his Black Economic Empowerment ‘Platinum Plan’ saying, ‘I’m not playing politics with this’

50 Cent sparked a social media circus when he shared an image of the super tax the Democrat candidate was proposing – 62 percent for those earning more than $400,000 in New York City, 50 Cent's home

50 Cent sparked a social media circus when he shared an image of the super tax the Democrat candidate was proposing – 62 percent for those earning more than $400,000 in New York City, 50 Cent's home

50 Cent sparked a social media circus when he shared an image of the super tax the Democrat candidate was proposing – 62 percent for those earning more than $400,000 in New York City, 50 Cent’s home

What is the Platinum Plan?

The Platinum Plan lays out Trump’s ‘promise to Black America’ if he wins a second term, including a push for economic development and loan money and a pledge to designate Juneteenth as a federal holiday.

The plan unveiled last month included a long list of promises, with few details on how they would be paid for or fulfilled.

‘If you vote Republican over the next four years, we will create 3 million new jobs for the Black community, open 500,000 new black-owned businesses, increase access to capital in Black communities by $500 billion,’ Trump said.

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Ice Cube on Sunday defended his co-working effort with Trump on his Black Economic Empowerment ‘Platinum Plan’ saying, ‘I’m not playing politics with this’.

The hip hop icon said the Biden campaign wanted to work with him after the election and the Trump campaign showed more immediate interest.

The artist said he sat down with Trump advisor Jared Kushner for three hours about the proposal.

Rapper 50 Cent has indicated his support for Trump in social media posts.

He sparked a social media circus when he shared an image of the super tax the Democrat candidate was proposing – 62 percent for those earning more than $400,000 in New York City, 50 Cent’s home.

‘WHAT THE F***! (VOTE ForTRUMP) IM OUT.’ 50 Cent wrote. ‘I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people 62% are you out of ya f***ing mind.’

Radio personality Charlamagne Tha God then credited Trump with attempting to reach young black male voters, a group he said ‘never gets courted’ during election campaigns.

In September at a ‘Black Voices for Trump’ event in Atlanta, Georgia, Trump announced what his campaign dubbed a ‘Platinum Plan’ laying out his ‘promise to Black America’ if he wins a second term, including a push for economic development and loan money and a pledge to designate Juneteenth as a federal holiday.

Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, is so named because June 19, 1865, is when slaves were freed in Galveston, Texas.

Rapper 50 Cent has indicated his support for Trump in social media posts. On Thursday he tweeted: 'oh no WAYNE, I WOULD HAVE NEVER TOOK THIS PICTURE'

Rapper 50 Cent has indicated his support for Trump in social media posts. On Thursday he tweeted: 'oh no WAYNE, I WOULD HAVE NEVER TOOK THIS PICTURE'

Rapper 50 Cent has indicated his support for Trump in social media posts. On Thursday he tweeted: ‘oh no WAYNE, I WOULD HAVE NEVER TOOK THIS PICTURE’

50 Cent tweeted a shot of the tax rates Democratic candidate Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris are proposing in their administration

50 Cent tweeted a shot of the tax rates Democratic candidate Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris are proposing in their administration

50 Cent tweeted a shot of the tax rates Democratic candidate Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris are proposing in their administration

Influential black men who have supported Donald Trump

50 Cent: Rapper 50 Cent endorsed Donald Trump stating that Joe Biden’s tax policy will turn him into ’20 Cent.’

The Hip-Hop mogul, 45, sparked a social media circus when he shared an image of the super tax the Democrat candidate was proposing – 62 percent for those earning more than $400,000 in New York City, 50 Cent’s home.

‘WHAT THE F—! (VOTE ForTRUMP) IM OUT.’ 50 Cent wrote. ‘I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people 62% are you out of ya f—ing mind.’

50 Cent later appeared to change his mind, saying: ‘F*** Donald Trump, I never liked him.’ After Lil Wayne’s post he tweeted: ‘oh no WAYNE, I WOULD HAVE NEVER TOOK THIS PICTURE.’

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Ice Cube: The rapper confirmed that he will collaborate with the Trump Administration on a program to invest in black communities.

He defended his decision to work with Donald Trump on a plan for black Americans, insisting he is ‘working with whoever is in power’ and that he is ‘not on nobody’s team’.

Ice Cube hit headlines after it was revealed his organization would work with the Trump administration’s Platinum Plan, which the President has held up as a program to support invest capital in black communities.

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Herschel Walker: The retired football great has also voiced his support for Trump.

In a recent interview, he slammed the press for not scrutinizing Joe Biden’s relationship with a former Klansman-turned-senator while warning that voters should re-elect President Trump because ‘Democrats do not like America.’

The former All Pro running back, who spoke in support of Trump at the Republican National Convention this past summer, said Democrats will ‘take your freedoms’ if they win in November.

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Dennis Rodman: Former NBA star Rodman has previously said that he likes Trump as a friend but has been more tight-lipped about whether he likes him as president.

He took an about turn this year, however, calling Trump for a ‘Make America Great Again’ tweet days after he death of black man George Floyd in police custody.

‘Make America Safe for minorities,’ Rodman returned.

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Mike Tyson: Trump and Tyson have had a rocky friendship and business partnerships for at least 30 years.

Tyson endorsed Trump for president in 2016 and is said to have played an instrumental part in securing votes.

The pair still appear to be close friends with Trump in May sending words of encouragement via Twitter after Tyson announced his plan to return to the ring.

‘Keep punching Mike!’ he wrote.

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Floyd Mayweather: In November 2016 as Trump was elected, Mayweather defended his vulgar comments about women calling it ‘locker room talk’.

‘Listen, if y’all didn’t want the man in the White House, y’all should have voted the other way,’ Mayweather told Hollywood Unlocked.

More recently he has tried to distance himself from the president, however, and hit back at claims that they are friends.

‘I don’t want my name in no bulls–t,’ Mayweather told TMZ in 2018. ‘I’m out of it.’

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Kanye West: While the rapper is attempting to run for the presidency himself this year, he has previously spoken out in support of Trump and worn a Make America Great Again hat as he visited the Oval Office in 2018.

He told Trump that he ‘is on his hero’s journey’. West told Trump, ‘I love you,’ as he came around to give him a hug.

On July 4, he announced that he no longer supported Trump as he launched his own presidential bid.

‘I am taking the red hat off, with this interview,’ he told Forbes.

He also said it was wrong to assume that black people will always vote for Democrats. ‘To say that the Black vote is Democratic is a form of racism and white supremacy,’ he claimed.

The rapper has denied claims that he is being used by Trump to siphon black votes from the Democrats with his presidential bid this year.

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Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron: The Kentucky AG has become a high-profile name this year for his role in the Breonna Taylor case.

Trump also shortlisted him on his Supreme Court nominee list and he spoke at the Republican National Convention in support of the president.

Cameron has claimed that Trump is the ‘best for this country’ amid racial strife.

‘Whether it be economically, or whether it is related to how he fights every day for the American worker,’ he told ABC News.

‘I appreciate the values that this party upholds and I think they’ve been consistent with the way that the president has conducted himself in the last four years.’

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Shawne Merriman: The former linebacker has said that he believes Trump is misunderstood but that he has ‘always been a good friend’.

‘He’s a little bit more honest than others,’ Merriman admitted.

He had been a critic of Clinton in the lead-up to the 2016 election, slamming her over the email scandal.

‘Moral of the story, you lose when you delete,’ he tweeted after Trump’s victory.

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