Don King accidentally drops N-word while introducing Donald Trump at Cleveland church

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Don King, the controversial boxing promoter who was once convicted of manslaughter, accidentally used a racially charged word while introducing Donald Trump at a Cleveland church on Wednesday.

King's use of the N-word came as he delivered an impassioned plea to his "black brothers and sisters" to elect Trump and send him to the White House.

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"America needs Donald Trump. We need Donald Trump. Especially black people," he said.

King continued:

"They told me you got to try to emulate and imitate the white man, and then you can be successful. So we tried that. So we said, if you get some money you can do this here. I told Michael Jackson, I said if you're poor, you're a rich negro — I would use the N-word. But if you're rich, you are a rich negro. If you are intelligent, intellectual, you're an intellectual negro. If you're a dancing and sliding and gliding n----- — I mean negro, you're a dancing and sliding and gliding negro."

Trump sat behind King as he was being introduced and smiled throughout the speech.

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (L) speaks during the Midwest Vision and Values Pastors and Leadership Conference next to boxing promoter Don King at the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland Heights, Ohio on September 21, 2016. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Boxing promoter Don King is seen before an address by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to 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 (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Boxing promoter Don King raises the arm of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during 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 (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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 (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shakes hands with boxing promoter Don King who introduced him 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 (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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 (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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 (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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When he took the podium, the Republican presidential nominee thanked King for the introduction.

"Don, that was so special," Trump said, before calling King "an amazing guy."Trump has repeatedly boasted of King's endorsement on the campaign trail, especially when pressed on his message not resonating with black voters.

King was previously barred by the Republican National Committee from appearing at the GOP convention in July. RNC Chair Reince Priebus told Trump over a phone call that the party could not associate itself with King.

King had a second-degree murder charge reduced to manslaughter and was ultimate pardoned in 1983 by Ohio Gov. James A Rhodes for the 1966 conviction. He served five years and was released on parole.

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