President Trump’s first press conference since the midterm election was predictably batshit and self-aggrandizing. In between shouting at CNN’s Jim Acosta and dodging questions about white nationalism, Trump also denied knowing Lil Jon. Certainly a lesser lie in the scheme of things, but definitely a lie.
Toward the end of the press conference, a reporter asked, “Michael Cohen recently said you called black voters stupid; Omarosa has accused you of using the ‘N’ word, and the rapper Lil Jon has said you called him ‘Uncle Tom.’ What’s your response?”
“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,” Lil Jon wrote in a Twitter statement in October of 2016. “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.”
“I don’t know who Lil Jon is,” said Trump on Wednesday. “I really don’t.”
“He was on The Apprentice with you.”
“Oh, he was?”