Intertitle: Who should sing the national anthem at the inauguration?
Deon Cole: I don’t know, I keep thinking Maxwell. I just want it to get soulful up there. Just sexy. I want it grown and sexy at the White House. I think that’s never been in the White House, grown and sexy. It’s always real conservative, and everyone’s all stiff. Everyone’s used starch on their pants, and all of that stuff. Yeah. Make it grown and sexy. Let’s get Maxwell in there.
Intertitle: What is the one book the next President should read?
Cole: The next book the President should read is Iceberg Slim. It’s about this pimp who falls in love, and…no, I’m just playing. I don’t know. I don’t… No, it’s a good book, though. You should read Iceberg Slim. He’s got volumes of books, so. He got one where he fell in love with one of his hos. Then he got one where he fell out of love with his ho. Then he got one where he made money on his ho. And then his ho started a business. It’s a trilogy of great stories, so. Just read Iceberg Slim and everybody just chill the fuck out.
Intertitle: What is the most pressing issue in America today?
Cole: Guns. That’s it. Guns. Like…guns. Either no one has them, or give them to everybody. Because in Indiana, everybody got guns, and ain’t a lot of people getting shot in Indiana.
And then the type of guns that’s out there. Like, it’s not necessary for a machine gun to be able to be purchased. What is that for? How do you even have those in stores, and know that they in stores everywhere. You know they’re there. Why don’t you just go take ’em? Y’all busy raiding people selling weed in they house and taking ounces of weed from them. You raiding these people selling pounds of weed and arresting them, but you ride by six, seven stores, they’re selling AK‐47s. That’s crazy to me. Raid those shops that sell those guns, and just add more weed in everybody’s life. More weed.