Eminem again tried to get President Donald Trump’s attention by criticizing his handling of NFL players’ protests during the national anthem.
The rapper has been sad that Trump has not yet publicly commented on his five-minute freestyle rap at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards in October, so he’s giving it another shot. In an interview with Elton John published Wednesday, Eminem continued his criticism of the president (RELATED: Colin Kaepernick, LeBron James Praise Eminem For Anti-Trump Rap)
“[The rap] was about having the right to stand up to oppression,” Eminem responded. “I mean, that’s exactly what the people in the military and the people who have given their lives for this country have fought for — for everybody to have a voice and to protest injustices and speak out against s**t that’s wrong.”
“We’re not trying to disrespect the military, we’re not trying to disrespect the flag, we’re not trying to disrespect our country,” he added. “But s**t is going on that we want to make you aware of. We have a president who does not care about everybody in our country; he is not the president for all of us, he is the president for some of us. He knows what he’s doing.”
“As long as he’s got his base, he does not give a f**k about anybody else in America,” he continued. “But guess what? There’s more of us than there are of them. I still feel like America is the greatest country to live in. This is my opinion. But we have issues that we need to work on and we need to do better.”
Last month, the rapper said during a radio interview that he was disappointed Trump hadn’t responded to his unhinged rap.
“I feel like he’s not paying attention to me,” Eminem explained. “I was kind of waiting for him to say something, and for some reason, he didn’t say anything.”