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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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Is Donald Trump about to pardon Tiger King? Joe Exotic on official let-offs list

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Donald Trump could include Tiger King star Joe Exotic in a pardoning spree that will test the limits of presidential power.

Mr Trump is reportedly considering pardons for as many as 20 people before he leaves office, including the star of Netflix series Tiger King, his family and himself.

Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as Joe Exotic, is serving a 22-year sentence for a murder-for-hire plot that was chronicled in the hit show about his life. 

The only thing holding the President back from the spree is the worry that a pardon looks like an admission of guilt.

Donald Trump could include Tiger King star Joe Exotic (pictured) in a pardoning spree that will test the limits of presidential power

Donald Trump could include Tiger King star Joe Exotic (pictured) in a pardoning spree that will test the limits of presidential power

Donald Trump could include Tiger King star Joe Exotic (pictured) in a pardoning spree that will test the limits of presidential power

Mr Trump (pictured) is reportedly considering pardons for as many as 20 people before he leaves office, including the star of Netflix series Tiger King, his family and himself

Mr Trump (pictured) is reportedly considering pardons for as many as 20 people before he leaves office, including the star of Netflix series Tiger King, his family and himself

Mr Trump (pictured) is reportedly considering pardons for as many as 20 people before he leaves office, including the star of Netflix series Tiger King, his family and himself

This is a particular concern when it comes to himself, his family and his personal lawyer. 

Having lost the election, pardons are one of the few ways left for Mr Trump to exercise power before he leaves office on January 20.

This week Eric Love, an attorney for Mr Maldonado-Passage, told ABC News a pardon was possible. 

Let’s shake on it Don, says Biden 

Joe Biden has urged Donald Trump to attend his inauguration so they can shake hands and mark the ‘end of the chaos’ of the last four years.

The President-elect said it was ‘totally Mr Trump’s decision’, but that he wanted him present at the ceremony on January 20 because it was in the best interests of the country and the wider world.

A month on from the bitterly fought election, Mr Trump still hasn’t conceded defeat despite Mr Biden winning by more than seven million votes.

Instead he has shared dozens of conspiracy theories about voter fraud on social media, all of which are unproven.

Mr Biden said in an interview with CNN: ‘I think it would be important only in one sense … in the sense that we are able to demonstrate at the end of this chaos that he’s created that there is peaceful transfer of power, with the competing parties standing there, shaking hands and moving on.

‘I really worry about the image we’re presenting to the rest of the world.’

 

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He said: ‘We are waiting on the pen to hit the paper, we think we are very, very close.’

A White House source confirmed to ABC News that they had heard from Mr Love.

Others in line for a pardon could include former contractors employed by private military company Blackwater who took part in the notorious shooting of Iraqi civilians in Nisour Square in Baghdad.

Seventeen Iraqis were killed and 20 were injured in the incident in September 2007 which led to four former contractors being found guilty in US courts.

It was reported that Mr Trump is considering a total of 20 pardons including aides and associates.

They may include personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani who is reportedly under investigation by federal prosecutors for his business dealings. 

Mr Trump may pardon his daughter Ivanka and his son-in-law Jared Kushner, who both act as close advisers to him.

He may also consider one for himself, having tweeted ‘I have the absolute right to PARDON myself’.

The constitution is a grey area on a president self-pardoning and it would likely end up in the Supreme Court, with most scholars saying Mr Trump would lose.

Mr Trump’s 27 pardons so far have been based on showmanship and personal relationships.

They include 19th century suffragist Susan B. Anthony, former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, and former Trump adviser Roger Stone, who lied to Congress.

This month Mr Trump gave a pardon to his disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who admitted lying to the FBI.

This week, court documents were unsealed in Washington which revealed a ‘bribery for pardon’ plot involving Mr Trump.

The scheme would allegedly involve an individual giving the President a large campaign donation in exchange for clemency. 

The New York Times reported that the plot involved associates of Hugh Baras, a psychologist who was jailed for 30 months for tax evasion and improperly claiming social security benefits.

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Wife of Brisbane man who died of heatstroke welcomes second child with new partner

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Emily Hall and her partner Davey Downey welcomed Oliver Mosman Downey on Thursday (pictured)

Emily Hall and her partner Davey Downey welcomed Oliver Mosman Downey on Thursday (pictured)

Emily Hall and her partner Davey Downey welcomed Oliver Mosman Downey on Thursday (pictured)

The heartbroken woman who gave birth to her first child just two weeks after losing her beloved husband has welcomed a second baby with her new partner. 

Emily Hall, 33, from Brisbane, was left shattered when her pilot husband Matthew Hall died from heatstroke in 2017.

She welcomed their son Harrison into the world as a widow, hoping her beloved soul mate would live through their little boy.

Three years later Ms Hall has given birth to another son with her new partner David Downey.

‘Welcome to the world our sweet boy Oliver Mosman Downey. We’re so in love,’ the excited mother wrote on Thursday.

Oliver weighed just under 3kg and is 49cm long. 

Mr Hall was dirt bike riding in the Beerburrum State Forest on the Sunshine Coast when he became feeling unwell on January 13, 2017. 

Ms Hall's pilot husband Matthew Hall (pictured together) died from heatstroke in 2017 - just two weeks before she was due to give birth to their first son

Ms Hall's pilot husband Matthew Hall (pictured together) died from heatstroke in 2017 - just two weeks before she was due to give birth to their first son

Ms Hall’s pilot husband Matthew Hall (pictured together) died from heatstroke in 2017 – just two weeks before she was due to give birth to their first son

Emily Hall, with her son Harrison Matthew Alexander, and cousin Isabella Longginou

Emily Hall, with her son Harrison Matthew Alexander, and cousin Isabella Longginou

Emily Hall, with her son Harrison Matthew Alexander, and cousin Isabella Longginou

The father-to-be collapsed after succumbing to warm 30C temperatures.

By the time paramedics reached him the Virgin pilot was found in a confused state and his organs were shutting down. 

His condition deteriorated as the rescue helicopter arrived and he faded in and out of consciousness.

At the time of his death Mr Hall’s body temperature was 42 degrees. Critical heatstroke begins at 41 degrees.

‘He was my best friend and my soul mate,’ Ms Hall said in 2017.

‘I can’t fathom life without him but my strength is knowing he will live through his son.

‘I will love him enough for the two of us and I will make sure I do Matt proud and be the best mum to him.’

Ms Hall’s new partner Mr Downey has cemented a beautiful relationship with her son Harrison and was very excited to add to their brood.

‘I had pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I will just have to be the best “dad” I could be to Harry. Now I also get to become a “father”, someone to share my own DNA. I really have the best of both world’s,’ he wrote on Instagram in June.

‘I love Harry like he is my own flesh and blood and now we get to give him a new best buddy and add to another chapter to our awesome story. To see his excitement is overwhelming.’

Ms Hall and Mr Downey together with Harrison. The pair welcomed another child into the world on Thursday

Ms Hall and Mr Downey together with Harrison. The pair welcomed another child into the world on Thursday

Ms Hall and Mr Downey together with Harrison. The pair welcomed another child into the world on Thursday

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Media tycoon Ryan Stokes and wife Claire reveal they’re expecting their second child 

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Media tycoon Ryan Stokes and his glamorous wife Claire have revealed they are expecting their second child together. 

The Seven Group chief executive confirmed the pregnancy with The Sunday Telegraph on Friday after sharing the news with family and friends during the week.

The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Vivienne, in March 2019.

Media tycoon Ryan Stokes and his wife Claire have announced they are expecting their second child. The couple are pictured together in January 2019, before the birth of daughter Vivienne

Media tycoon Ryan Stokes and his wife Claire have announced they are expecting their second child. The couple are pictured together in January 2019, before the birth of daughter Vivienne

Media tycoon Ryan Stokes and his wife Claire have announced they are expecting their second child. The couple are pictured together in January 2019, before the birth of daughter Vivienne

The Seven Group chief executive confirmed the pregnancy this week. The couple are pictured together in 2017

The Seven Group chief executive confirmed the pregnancy this week. The couple are pictured together in 2017

The Seven Group chief executive confirmed the pregnancy this week. The couple are pictured together in 2017

The growing family live in the exclusive suburb Darling Point, in Sydney’s east, after buying a $16million Federation residence back in 2017.

Stokes is the son of Seven West boss Kerry Stokes, who has a reported net worth of $3.3billion.

His partner also boasts an impressive pedigree, with her family founding the iconic Queensland shoe chain, Maryon’s. 

The couple tied the knot in a lavish society wedding on Sydney’s Garden Island in December 2016. 

Stokes previously dated former Home and Away actress Jodi Anasta, before their split in 2009.

He was then featured as a Cleo Bachelor of The Year in 2010, before finding love with Claire.

The family are expected to welcome their second child in June 2021.

The baby and its sister Vivienne are heirs to the Seven Group empire, along with Stokes’ brother’s daughter Victoria. 

Ryan Stokes and wife Claire are expected to welcome their second child in June 2021

Ryan Stokes and wife Claire are expected to welcome their second child in June 2021

Ryan Stokes and wife Claire are expected to welcome their second child in June 2021

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