CNBC’s show ‘Squawk Box’ had the founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), Bob Johnson, on to talk about his meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. Johnson was a well known Hillary supporter, so it’s encouraging to see the two working together. This shows Trump is ready to be the leader of our free nation.
“I have known President-elect Trump for some time and I knew him when I was running BET and had seen him at a number of events and it’s my conclusion that we can find common ground with the Trump administration. I know I had a great dialogue with him, with his son-in-law Jared, and I know Reince Priebus, so my approach to these guys is, look, I don’t look at you as enemies and I don’t look at you as necessarily friends. And I look at you on behalf of African-Americans, we have permanent interests. That doesn’t mean that one day we won’t support you or one day we will support you, and that’s where the African-American voter should be. This is something that the congressman from Missouri said when the Congressional Black Caucus was founded, and black America should have no permanent friends or enemies, just permanent interests. With the Trump administration, that’s the philosophy we should take and we should not lock ourselves in one side or the other. And I’m a Democrat, and I say it with all due respect to the Democratic party and the Republican party, this country needs somebody that is going to lead it, not somebody that is going to force us to choose sides. If Donald Trump believes he should be talking about what black Americans have to gain, and as President Obama said and Hillary Clinton said, let’s give him a shot and give him the benefit of the doubt and see if we can find common ground.”