The president will invite the winners to the White House to perform.
On Friday Donald Trump announced his support of the #MAGACHALLENGE, a viral campaign started in September by one of his followers. He quote retweeted Bryson Gray, a Black North Carolinian credited with starting the challenge, along with the following caption.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 8, 2019
In an interview with the Daily Dot, Gray said some of his most popular songs include “MAGA Boy,” “Trump is your President,” and “Black, not Democrat.” Gray appeared at a trump rally in Greensboro, NC earlier this year. Trump posted a clip of a CBS interview with Gray on his Instagram page.
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“I think the MAGA challenge is doing what everybody expected Kanye West to do for the [Trump] campaign,” Gray told the Daily Dot. He also said that he hopes his music eases “the tensions in the culture and helping get the word out about Trump,” and shows that “not all Trump voters and GOP are stick ups.”
As the Daily Dot also notes, among others that have participated in the challenge include Henry Davis and Grey’s Anatomy actor Isaiah Washington.