Diddy: Obama ‘shortchanged’ black people
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Hip-hop artist Sean “Diddy” Combs says Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump to declassify controversial text messages, documents related to Russia probe Hypocrisy in Kavanaugh case enough to set off alarms in DC Clinton: Hard to ignore 'racial subtext of virtually everything Trump says' MORE has to prove herself to black voters because “[blacks] got a little bit shortchanged” by President Obama. 


“My number one thing … is black people,” the rapper told Rev. Al Sharpton on Sunday, according to Page Six. “I feel like we put President Obama in the White House. 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, who donated to Clinton’s New York Senate race, said he hopes the former secretary of State “starts 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 said. 

Clinton has a wide lead over her Republican counterpart, Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpOver 100 lawmakers consistently voted against chemical safeguards: study CNN's Anderson Cooper unloads on Trump Jr. for spreading 'idiotic' conspiracy theories about him Cohn: Jamie Dimon would be 'phenomenal' president MORE, who was polling between 1 percent and 2 percent with black voters in early August. His campaign has spent much of the month reaching out to minority voters to attempt to bring in new voters.  

Clinton was polling between 83 percent and 89 percent with black voters during the same time.