Charlamagne tha God: Trump Will Put Black People in Cages ‘Next’

CNN anchor nods without any follow-up questions

During a Friday interview on CNN's Newsroom, radio host Charlamagne tha God said black people are the "next" ones President Donald Trump will put in cages, as anchor Brooke Baldwin nodded.

Baldwin asked the host of The Breakfast Club if strong job numbers for black people under the Trump administration would sway his support toward the president.

"The jobs numbers came out today and they were positive," Baldwin said. "Whether or not you're a fan of Donald Trump's, you know, when you look at what happened, black unemployment fell to a record low in August, helped by a jump in the number of black women on the job. Can you argue with those numbers?"

Charlamagne responded that he can't afford to be a "one-issue voter" as a black man.

"I feel like the soul of the country is at stake in 2020," he said. "And you know, I don't want to be under a fascist regime. Because the truth of the matter is that when you end up with the regime of a fascist, the person that's going to be affected the most—it's going to be black and brown people, because we always get the short end of the stick in America. I don't want to be under a regime like that."

"When you look at someone like Trump, it's like okay, who's next to be in those cages? It's not going to be people that look like you," he continued, pointing at Baldwin. "It's probably going to be people that look like me. So, jobs aren't enough."

Baldwin nodded and said, "I hear you," before moving onto another question.

Later in the interview, Charlamagne criticized former Vice President Joe Biden for helping author the 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act. He added that he believes Biden polls well among black people "because he was the vice president to the first black president. I think it's more bro-ism than anything."