At a meeting of religious leaders at the White House Wednesday, pastor Darrell Scott heaped praise on President Trump for his work helping to lift up urban and faith-based communities.
“This administration has taken a lot of people by surprise,” Scott said at the roundtable discussion. “And it’s going to surprise you guys even more because this is probably the most proactive administration regarding urban America and the faith-based community in my lifetime.”
He noted that he is now 60-years-old, so he’s seen a good number of both Republican and Democrat administrations.
What was said next, will really send the left into a tizzy.
Scott declared Trump to be “the most pro-black president we’ve had in our lifetime.”
More than the alleged ‘first black President’ in Bill Clinton? And more than the real first black President in Barack Obama?
Most definitely, according to Scott.
“He (Obama) felt like he didn’t have to prove something to our community,” the pastor claimed. “He got a pass.”
Pastor calls President Trump “the most pro-black president” pic.twitter.com/uhUajqHeBV
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The facts bear Scott’s statement out.
Earlier this year, President Trump signed an executive order that prioritized Historically Black Colleges and Universities, which provided a boost to these schools that the Obama administration had neglected.
He posthumously pardoned African-American boxer and heavyweight champion Jack Johnson and commuted the sentence for Alice Johnson, a 62-year-old black grandmother who’d been serving a life sentence for nonviolent drug-related offenses.
And lest we forget, he’s spurred on historically low numbers for black unemployment through massive deregulation and tax cuts.
President Trump truly has been a pro-black President in that sense, but the reality is he’s simply a pro-American President seeking to help out every citizen no matter their skin color.
PASTOR’S PRAISE: At a meeting with inner city pastors, Darrell Scott of Ohio tells Trump he is “the most pro-black president” is recent history who “actually wants to prove something to our community.” “The last president didn’t feel like he had to,” Scott told the President. pic.twitter.com/gyFJNN71Qg
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Scott wasn’t the only pastor in attendance to speak positively of the President.
“Mr. President … you have given this country expectations, given us a new hope, a new excitement to believe that things are getting better and are going to get better,” Pastor Phillip Goudeaux said. “And we appreciate that leadership, your tenacity to keep pushing in against all the opposition that comes against you.”
One pastor, however, made a very uncontroversial statement about Trump and was punished on Apple iTunes by having his podcast demoted.
Pastor James MacDonald admitted “he wasn’t Donald Trump’s biggest fan” but added he’s appreciated having his point of view considered and watching the administration change their policies based on that input.
But a social media post in which MacDonald asked readers to pray for Trump as he makes his Supreme Court decision has stirred a backlash.
— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) August 2, 2018
“Following his statement of support for Trump on Facebook, and his request that Christians be praying for the president,” CBN News reports, his podcast “Walk in the Word vanished from the iTunes charts.
“In the past, the podcast had never dipped below the Top 40, within 24 hours it wasn’t even making the Top 200,” they wrote.
Scott and Goudeaux may want to keep an eye on what happens to their social media presence following the praise they’ve heaped on the President.