Last week the Salon crew traveled up to Harlem for a conversation with entrepreneur and motivational speaker Kwame Jackson, the runner up on Season 1 of NBC’s “The Apprentice.” The 42-year-old businessman, who’s had a decade-plus relationship with Donald Trump, gave us some valuable insight into the Republican nominee, and why Jackson doesn’t want you to vote for him on Election Day.
“Trump has been a master of taking advantage of that reactionary voter," Jackson said. "That is how Mussolini rose to power. That is how Hitler rose to power.”
Jackson explains how Trump uses age-old political tools like race-baiting and the false resurgence of the classic (white) American dream as a tool to gain votes -- and how these tricks might earn him a seat in the Oval Office.
Watch the full interview above.