Charles Barkley Says He'll Punch Any Black Person 'In the Face' Who Wears Trump Mug Shot Shirt

Nick Kangadis | March 6, 2024
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Add former NBA star and current CNN propagandist Charles Barkley to the list of fake tough guys.

After CNN heavily edited a clip of former President Donald Trump speaking to the Black Conservative Federation about how black people embraced him more after his now infamous mug shot surfaced, Barkley threw in his two cents and physically threatened those within the black community who support Trump.

“First of all, I’m just going to say this,” Barkley said, beginning his answer, “If I see a black person walking around with Trump mug shot, I’m a punch him in the face.”

After pushback from co-host Gayle King, Barkley said he “means that sincerely.” The CNN production staff could be audibly heard laughing at Barkley’s threat of violence and double down on his comment.

Barkley, despite all his bravado, said he was offended with Trump’s comments — even though he was shown the clip out of context. He said he also believes Trump’s comments to be “an insult to all black people."

Related: Barkley Says Trump 'Trying to Make People Fearful of Immigrants, Black People, Hispanics, Muslims' & 'Jewish People'

Here’s the edited CNN clip with Barkley’s reaction:

Now here’s Trump’s comments in full context (Reminder: these comments were made to a room full of black people.):


You be the judge. Is "Sir Charles" right to be outraged? Or is he speaking out of his rear end?


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