WATCH: Don King Drops the Word ‘Nigger’ While Introducing Donald Trump at Black Church Town Hall in Ohio

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (L) is introduced by boxing promoter Don King at the Midwest Vision and Values Pastors and Leadership Conference at the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland Heights, Ohio on September 21, 2016. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (L) is introduced by boxing promoter Don King at the Midwest Vision and Values Pastors and Leadership Conference at the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland Heights, Ohio on September 21, 2016. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN

A Donald Trump African-American outreach event in Cleveland turned awkward Wednesday when a prominent backer used the N-word.

Boxing promoter Don King was discussing the need for African-American entrepreneurship when he said, “I told Michael Jackson, I said, ‘if you’re poor, you are a poor negro — I would use the ‘n word’ ….”

King did just that moments later, saying “if you are a dancing and sliding and gliding n—– … I mean negro …”

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Trump chuckled in the background.

Source: USA Today | David M. Jackson