A real racist would never step foot near the people that they allegedly hate. So, to all the liberals out there, please explain why he was invited by a Trump supporter–who is a black pastor–to speak to his predominately black church.
Donald Trump is planning to visit Detroit next weekend to make his first appearance before a predominantly African-American audience as his campaign makes a bid for support from black voters.
Trump will visit the Great Faith Ministries on Saturday in Detroit, a predominantly black church located in the heart of the city, said Pastor Mark Burns, a Trump supporter who arranged a meeting between the Republican presidential nominee and the church’s leader, Bishop Wayne T. Jackson.
Trump will “give an address to outline policies that will impact minorities and the disenfranchised in our country,” Burns, who is black, said in a statement. “I see, as I have seen, the heart and compassion Mr. Trump has for all Americans, which includes minority communities whose votes have been for granted for far too long.”
The Republican presidential candidate will speak about education, unemployment and safety, Burns said in a campaign statement Sunday night.
Burns has emerged as a top surrogate for Trump within the black community, frequently appearing on cable networks and introducing Trump at his rallies. In recent weeks, Trump has made a pitch to African-American voters in his speeches, though he has done so in front of mostly white audiences. He has also held at least three roundtables with leaders from minority communities in recent weeks in Trump Tower and on the campaign trail.
Trump has been trailing Democrat Hillary Clinton in polls, largely on the strength of her support among black and Hispanic voters. In a speech last Thursday she accused him of stoking racial resentment, and in response Trump labeled her a bigot. But Trump has a long way to go to reach minority voters. In a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday, 77 percent of non-white voters backed Clinton. The same poll found that 59 percent of all likely voters said they agreed with the statement that “the way Donald Trump talks appeals to bigotry.”
“The black church is a very powerful institution,” Jackson said in an interview. “Mr. Trump wanted to speak to the Christian African-American community as a whole. And he reached out to us. We thought it was a very good gesture of him to try to come into our community and explain to us his policies.”
Jackson is the founder of the Impact Network, which says it’s the U.S.’s “only African-American founded and operated Christian broadcast television” network.