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Charles Barkley: ‘Black people have voted for Democrats their whole life, they’re still poor’

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Basketball or politics, Charles Barkley is never afraid to speak his mind.

Appearing on “The Dan Patrick Show” on Friday, Barkley was asked if he would support Donald Trump for president.

“I like Tump,” Barkley said. “The few times I’ve been around him, he’s always treated me cordial. But I’m going with Pat Ka … Kasich … I can’t pronounce his name … the governor of Ohio—John Kasich. He’s the guy that I’m supporting right now. You know, Dan, it’s tough for me to vote for a Republican but he’s the guy I’m voting for right now. He’s the leader in my clubhouse.”

“So you’re going to stay Republican?” Patrick asked.

“Ah, well, I vote Democratic most of the time,” Barkley said. “But the democrats don’t have a candidate I really like. Neither one of the parties is doing anything for poor people. They’re both full of it. Black people have been voting for Democrats their whole life, and they’re still poor. Republicans don’t do anything for poor people, either. So, I vote for the person I like the most and right now, it’s the governor of Ohio.”