Last year in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Waka Flocka Flame announced his candidacy for President of the United States. While Waka falls below the minimum age requirement and couldn’t actually enter the race, here are five reasons why anyone with sense would easily choose him to lead our country over the current Republican nominee.
1. Marijuana decriminalization
Legal marijuana could be the key to saving the US economy, a goal that will no doubt be at the top of our new president’s agenda, but candidate Donald Trump has been vocal against marijuana, stating at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference, “I think it’s bad, and I feel strongly about that.”
Waka on the other hand made his pro-marijuana stance a major part of his campaign.
2. Support for Mexican-Americans
Donald took a lot of heat for his out-of-pocket comments about Mexican immigrants. He accused them of being rapists and bringing crime and drugs into the US. Waka reacted strongly to these comments and quickly called Donald out on Twitter, criticizing his terrible statements and adding this poignant remark:
3. More police oversight
Epidemic levels of racialized police brutality have recently been uncovered through street reporting and social media, making the need for increased police oversight in cities like Baltimore clear. Donald has, absurdly, blamed Obama and the terrorized Baltimore protesters for wrong-doing, tweeting last April, “Our great African American president hasn’t exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore!” But Waka Flocka has shared a suggestion for police oversight with regular evaluations to weed out cops who are prone to violence against citizens.
4. Presidential Photo Ops
Not that physical attractiveness is a component of presidential ability, but presidents are celebrities whose picture gets taken. A lot. So whose mug would you rather have gracing your newspapers and television screens, Waka, or…this?
5. The American dream
While Donald may be Fox-News-America’s wet dream, Waka is the real deal.
As Waka has reminded us on Twitter, his ancestors helped build the immense wealth our country enjoys, and they sacrificed dignity, freedom, and life while doing so. Despite having grown up in an oppressive system and experiencing racial injustice personally (one of his brothers was killed by a drunk white man who never served jail time), he is vocal about cross-racial unity and respect. And as his passionate personality and entertaining music has led him to fame and fortune, he continues to give back. He donates time and money to numerous philanthropic causes, including animal welfare, providing electricity in Africa, and giving Christmas toys to children in his hometown of Atlanta.
So, which candidate is the real joke?