President Trump gave his first press conference following the 2018 Midterm Elections, during which he claimed he doesn’t know who the rapper Lil Jon is.
Lil John previously starred on The Celebrity Apprentice with President Trump. “I don’t know who Lil Jon is,” Trump said, responding to the reporter’s question. “I really don’t.”
The reporter then points out that Lil Jon was on The Celebrity Apprentice with him, to which the president responds, “Oh, he was?”
Back in October 2016, Lil Jon claimed that Trump called him an Uncle Tom while they were working on The Celebrity Apprentice together.
“When this ‘Uncle Tom’ incident happened on Celebrity Apprentice in the boardroom several of my cast mates and I addressed Mr. Trump immediately when we heard the comment,” he wrote at the time. “I can’t say if he knew what he was actually saying or not, but he did stop using that term once we explained its offensiveness.”
Reporter: Michael Cohen recently said you called black voters stupid.
Trump: That’s false.
R: Omarosa has accused you of using the N-word.
T: That’s false.
R: The rapper Lil Jon has said you called him ‘Uncle Tom.”
T: I don’t know who Little John is. I really don’t. pic.twitter.com/LD6CpDTAjq
— POLITICO (@politico) November 7, 2018
"I don't know who Lil Jon is," President Trump tells a reporter when asked about a claim made by the rapper about Trump's rhetoric.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 7, 2018