Puff Daddy on President Obama: "I Think Got a Little Bit...

Puff Daddy on President Obama: "I Think [Black People] Got a Little Bit Shortchanged"


Puff Daddy appeared on MSNBC’s PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton on Sunday to discuss opening a new charter school in Harlem, his thoughts on President Obama, and the upcoming presidential election with candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Rev. Al Sharpton asked Puff what advice he would give to Trump and Clinton to encourage young people to become more successful. “I think it is all about education and jobs and creating different programs for them to have opportunities,” he says. “I think that No. 1 they have to pay attention to people. If they don’t, a lot of young people aren’t going to show up.”

Puff further explained that his No. 1 concern is black people. “I feel like we put President Obama in the White House, and when I look back, I just wanted more done for my people.”

“You put somebody in office, you get in return the things that you care about for your communities. I think we got a little bit shortchanged. That’s not knocking the president. … He’s done an excellent job, you know, but I think it’s time to turn up the heat because the black vote is going to decide who is the next president of the United States.”

Diddy hopes to see Clinton start to "directly talk to the black community.” “It really makes me feel, you know, almost hurt that our issues are not addressed and we’re such a big part of the voting bloc,” he says.

Puff states that he doesn’t believe anything Clinton or Trump has said during their campaign runs so far. In recent weeks, Trump has continuously made his case to black voters, calling out Clinton for pandering to them for votes. You can watch the full interview above.