President Donald Trump turned heads on Wednesday afternoon when he told the press that he had never heard of rapper Lil Jon. Trump was asked about accusations of racism, including Lil Jon’s claim that he called him an “Uncle Tom,” but the President denied ever knowing him, despite featuring him on his show Celebrity Apprentice.
“I don’t know who Lil Jon is,” Trump stated, before a reporter explained that Jon was on the show in 2011 and 2013. “Oh, he was?” Trump asked. “OK. Oh, I see. I don’t know… I would never do that, and I don’t use racist remarks, and you know what, if I did, you would’ve known about it.” The President reiterated his stance, saying: “I have never used racist remarks.”
— Davey Downer (@womeldw) November 7, 2018
Trump Denies Ever Knowing Lil Jon During a White House Press Conference
The confusion over Trump’s remarks have led to a series of memes and gifs on Twitter and other forms of social media. Many revolve around the fact that Trump has interacted with Lil Jon on several occasions, and the two have even posed for photos together. Trump just said I don’t know who Lil Jon is,” wrote one user. “Here’s a picture of them.” Check them out below.
Reporter: “You called Lil Jon an Uncle Tom”
Trump: “I don’t know who Lil Jon is”
Reporter: “He was on the Apprentice” pic.twitter.com/bBmTP70l93
— ❂ Yübbîę Umoh ❂ (@Yubbie007) November 7, 2018
When Lil Jon comes up during Trump’s press conference pic.twitter.com/tR1MmydwoP
— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) November 7, 2018
President Trump just said he doesn’t know who Lil Jon is.
Lil Jon was on The Apprentice. pic.twitter.com/wkqXZICdWG
— Kris Pangilinan (@KrisReports) November 7, 2018
Trump says he doesn’t know Lil Jon.
— Cameron Grant (@coolghost101) November 7, 2018
So you don’t know Lil Jon huh Trump? 🧐🧐🧐 pic.twitter.com/nlN8vwTwVz
— CG Fisherman (@CGFisherman) November 7, 2018
— JaValle (@JaValle) November 7, 2018
Several Memes Used Lil Jon’s Signature ‘What!?’ Catchphrase
Other users used Lil Jon’s trademark catchphrases “Yeah!” and “What!?” for comedic purposes. Some repurposed it so as to suggest that’s how Trump reacted to the news that the rapper was on Celebrity Apprentice, while …read more