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Mona Scott-Young Talks Donald Trump: 'His Presence is a Major Step Backwards'

"We can't afford to be distracted," says Mona Scott-Young.

Mona Scott Young stopped by ESSENCE Live this week and got candid. The woman behind VH1’s hit show Love & Hip Hop opened up about everything from what’s real in reality TV to her political views. When it came to her thoughts on Donald Trump, she held nothing back.

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“Donald Trump’s nomination, his presence, is a major step backwards for Black women, for Black people, for all people,” she said. “He’s bigoted, he’s opinionated and I don’t think there’s any benefit at all to us having him as the leader of our country.”

Scott-Young stressed that America is facing some pretty big issues and can’t afford to be unfocused. 

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“Who we choose to lead this country is going to be key. We can’t afford to be distracted and I think that’s what we’re experiencing right now, a whole lot of distraction.”

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Watch the clip above to see what she had to say about where America’s focus should be. 

Catch Mona Scott-Young on the premiere episode of Centric’s Being March 5 at 10pm.

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