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BET founder Bob Johnson is getting pressed like a panini after recent comments he made which appear to shine a positive light on Donald Trump.

In a Tuesday interview with CNBC’s Hadley Gamble, Johnson who was a lifetime Democrat, said he no longer found a home in his political party.

“The party in my opinion, for me personally, has moved too far to the left,” Johnson said. “And for that reason, I don’t have a particular candidate (I’m supporting) in the party at this time,” he said. “I think at the end of the day, if a Democrat is going to beat Trump, then that person, he or she, will have to move to the center and you can’t wait too long to do that.”

Johnson became the first Black billionaire in 2001 when he sold BET to Viacom for $2.3 billion in stock and needless to say seems more concerned with Trump’s “ability” to manage the economy over his divisive rhetoric and policies. “I think the economy is doing great, and it’s reaching populations that heretofore had very bad problems in terms of jobs and employments and the opportunities that come with employment … so African-American unemployment is at its lowest level, ” Johnson said.

“I give the president a lot of credit for moving the economy in a positive direction that’s benefiting a large amount of Americans,” he continued. “I think the tax cuts clearly helped stimulate the economy. I think business people have more confidence in the way the economy is going.”

Just like Trump, Johnson seems to believe that the low unemployment rate for African-Americans cancels out all the other many ways in which Black people struggle daily to be seen and heard in America, under the racist regime of Trump’s presidency. Johnson’s comments also point to the large-scale disconnect which can occur when the comfortability of money overshadows the greater good.

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26 thoughts on “BET Founder Bob Johnson Says Trump’s Been Great For Business

  1. Bang215 on said:

    Not sure why all the hate towards Mr. Johnson. He has a right to his opinion. I’d like to know what the occupations are for everyone who made a derogatory comment towards Mr. Johnson.

  2. Guests on said:

    Wow . talk about forgetting where ya came from…supporting a racist for a buck !
    He needs to turn in his black card…we are not interested in his commentary…
    His money has clouded his vision !

  3. S,D, on said:

    Ugh, AA – speak for yourself….I am not broke or weak-minded. And I don’t think anyone really gives a rats ass what Johnson thinks about what they have to say; they are merely voicing their opinion. And if you think you are such the elitist, then stay off this thread and go somewhere and voice yourself to a group of people who care to read what you have to say!

  4. So he got his African American to praise him. Who’s fooling who. Everyone with half a brain know that this racist in the wh is an idiot.

  5. American DNA on said:

    Happy to hear Bob left the plantation. Many Black Americans are too stuck on stupid, so the fools will continue to vote for the party that is quietly replacing them.

  6. Elicious on said:

    The rich supporting the rich!! At the end of the day your money will NOT allow you to inherit the kingdom of GOD!!

  7. S.D. on said:

    Wow, what a coon suck up. First, the tax break was a benefit only to the 1%; and the surging economy is off the coattail of President Obama. And for him to say that the surging economy outweighs the other, deeper concerns of Blacks in America is one of the most idiotic, upsurd things he could have said. And tagging off VBNR, if financial uprising is such a great thing, what happened to his input to maintain Ebony and Jet Magazine… being a sellout was a greater financial gain for himself. He’ll get his wake up call….

  8. African American Woman on said:

    Some of y’all are hilarious. Bob Johnson doesn’t care about you or what you think
    He cares about your money-your money which has made him ridiculously rich and powerful. He doesn’t owe you anh allegiance nor does he represent black people. Oh, so he’s an uncle tom, a coon and whatever else because he’s brilliant enough not to have let small mindedness keep him back? The only color he and any other rich people is green! Only regular, everyday grunts think this way-and not all of us. Many people have evolved and are smart enough to realize that the rich and powerful have us fooled, control us like puppets on a string, divide us and then leave us to self-destruct and most of society silently accepts and and willingly go along with this and continue the enslavement of 99.99% of the world by small minded thinking, self-hate and self-sabotage because, whether the average person admits it; we are taught early to follow a path that has been chosen for you and you cannot aspire to be anything else. Schools are a great example; children are taught complete obedience, not to question anything, graduate, go to college and then be a worker bee until you retire or die-making others rich. Most people’s schools don’t teach other languages, entrepreneurship, financial literacy or that the possibility of living life on your terms exists. Do you think the rich cosign to this? Hell no…a good number of extremely wealthy people dropped out of or never attended college in thr first place. There’s a rhyme and reason to this but, sadly, most people will stay on the same stupid, small-minded track they’ve always been on, no matter how useless it is.

    • jhuf on said:

      AAW the plantation negro’s through decades of mental conditioning rich/affluent liberal black democrats tell poor minority’s how this country and republicans are racist want to poison your kids imprison YBM and hired the cops to murder the rest, so keep voting them into power, yet their lifestyle and financial status hardly reflects a racist/oppressive nation AA’s in inner city’s are murdering each other at far greater rates than any cop a democrat running for president over saw a crime bill that as he once said “put us back in chains” and democratic run citys (Flint) are the ones poisoning black kids with Planned Parenthood taking care of the rest, some people just can’t help assisting with their own demise

      • African American Woman on said:

        What’s so ironic is that the same people who are so butthurt about what he said are the same stupid people he profited off watching stupid, insulting and demeaning videos on BET. Hell someone actually had to say hey they channel geared towards black people thinks so little of us that all they play is isnsulting and demeaning rap videos and he was laughing all the way to the bank because ge knew that exploiting dumb black people would make him rich AND it did! I’ve never watched BET and never allowed my children to. I would NEVER allow that nonsense into my house. People who are one-track minded, whiny, victim minded sheep are SO easy to exploit. Just tell them they are victims, and their putty in their hands even if you never make good on the promises you make, they will stay loyal to you. Such is the mindset of some of the posters here. These idiots act as if a billionaire is going to change his point if view because some nobodies are outraged that he dare have his own individual thoughts and opinions. No matter how you believe your self-righteous victim mindset should emcompass black people across the board, you can’t and won’t change anyone’s ideas so focus on fixing yourself and your situation. No matter what you think of Bob Johnson, he’s still rich and powerful and you’re still broke and weak-minded.

    • In his sellout mode, he sold BET and look at what’s shown now – – not a lot that is a positive promotion of Black culture. I don’t even watch it any longer.

  9. Uncle Tom Bob Johnson has no doubt PROFITTED from CHUMP’s massive TAX BREAKS for business folks and RICH ones.
    He sounds like one of CHUMP’s biggest supporters.

    So, what about the GOP & CHUMP”S WAR ON the POOR?????????
    So sad when a person of COLOR forgets WHO /WHAT they are just to worship the almighty dollar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Robert Johnson SHOULD BE ashamed of HIMSELF!!!!!!!!

    • Annie B on said:

      You are so right the Rich support the Rich and the Tax cuts only benefit the 1% and not the 99% of the American people. That is the reason the word of God in the Bible says that the “Rich will be richer and the poor will be poorer.”

      • jhuf on said:

        Your so right…under Obama the poor prospered greatly from Obama phones and foodstamps

  10. Bob Johnson is a disgrace to black people that exist throughout the world. I believe a lady spoke out couple weeks ago regarding Johnson’s friend Trump raping her. If business is so good Mr Johnson, why didn’t you help Ebony/ Jet magazine stay in business . No one cares or will listen to what you have to say about Crooked TRUMP!!!!!!!!

  11. African American Woman on said:

    This is a perfect example of how small-minded and brainwashed us minions AKA regular folks are. So many of us waste their time whining about what’s unfair and who doesn’t like me and how these people won’t let me do anything. WAKE UP! Money counts; power counts! The color of your skin, who your family is means NOTHING if you’re rich! Money is the real divide between races, societal status, social class and however else we define ourselves. That’s why racists, whiners, feminists and other backward thinking groups fail year after year…The powers that be don’t give a damn about your feelings…they care where and how you spend your money…so, you believe you’re a helpless victim? Yes, you are you poor thing. Now spend your money with me. You’re a man who believes he’s a woman? By golly you’re right. Now spend your money here. If small minded idiots were bright enough to see this, we’d all turn against the puppetmasters-the rich and powerful.

    • That is why America is perishing. Things may look good financially at this time but when money is your god you will not last.

      • jhuf on said:

        so I’m guessing “god” is putting gas in your car food on your table and keeping the Rent Man off your door step……or is it taxpayer funded welfare? BTW this is a capitalist country it was founded on that concept and has lasted for 250years how many welfare states USSR, Venezuela, Cuba etc are still thriving???

  12. That footage is going straight to the mainstream media round file.
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