On Saturday, September 3, GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump visited an African American church in Detroit. By all accounts the visit went well and was well received.
Naturally, Trump’s successful visit was something the race-baiters who make a living from racial strife just couldn’t abide and the hate flowed like water from those who didn’t even bother to attend the event.
Video of the visit shows an appreciative audience receiving a very humble Donald Trump. Trump hit many themes of race relations in the US but early most especially went straight for one of the most iconic references there is for African Americans: he invoked Abraham Lincoln.
“Becoming the nominee of the party of Abraham Lincoln… has been the greatest honor of my life,” the real estate mogul told those in attendance. Trump said he was building his campaign on Lincoln’s legacy in order to bring the country together into one American community instead of the nearly armed camps those who wish to keep us separated have concocted.
The GOP’s candidate also told his audience that we need to continue striving to work on civil rights for all Americans adding, “I believe we need a civil rights agenda for our time, one that ensures the right to a great education.”
At another point in his speech, Trump spoke on how divided the country is.
“Our nation is too divided. We talk past each other, not to each other and those who seek office do not do enough to step into the community and learn what is going on,” Trump said. “They don’t know. They have no clue. I’m here today to learn. So that we can together remedy injustice, in any form. And so that we can also remedy economics so that the African-American community can benefit economically through jobs and income and so many other different ways.”
Trump ended his 14-minute speech with a Bible verse.
“I’d like to conclude with a passage from First John, Chapter 4,” he said as the crowd nodded knowingly. “You see most groups I speak to don’t know that. But we know. If you want we can say it together.’No one has ever seen God but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.'”
Likely galling to the left, the congregation gave Trump a standing ovation when he was finished. And after he finished, Bishop Wayne Jackson, Trump’s host, formally presented Trump with a Bible and a prayer shawl.
Here is his full speech:
The speech was very respectfully received by the members of the church. So, well received, in fact, that even left-wing Huffington Post was forced to admit that many of the African Americans in attendance came away impressed.
“I think he’s trying to understand African-American people,” said Carol Thomas, a member of the congregation who calls herself a Democrat but did not want to say whom she was planning to vote for. She appreciated what Trump said about improving schools and the economy.
“If Mr. Trump is willing to have the churches in view and not put us on the back burner, then he’s the right one,” said Gwen Townsend, a Detroiter who usually attends another church. “I believe that he can do the job for the U.S.”
Marjorie Wilson said she went into the service knowing “flat-out” that she wouldn’t vote for Trump. Now, she’s undecided, though she thinks his plans to deport undocumented immigrants are “cruel.”
“God changed my heart, and I feel like God changed his heart,” Wilson said.
There were several other such reports, of course, but just as naturally the haters were also at full force.
Instead of reporting on what Trump said and did that day, many of the outlets decided that the small handful of protesters standing outside the church was the real story they needed to tell.
To name just a few such stories…
NBC News published a story entitled, “Protests Heat Up in Detroit as Trump Courts Black Voters During Church Visit.
The Detroit Free Press also jumped on the protester tale posting a photo essay showing the protesters mounting their march.
The L.A. Times also focused on the protesters in a piece titled, “Protesters greet Donald Trump outside black Detroit church.”
Also to show the bias of the left-wing media, there were even reports that wire service Reuters cut its video feed when Trump was getting a standing ovation from his black audience. This is significant because Reuters was tasked with serving the video feed to a multitude of establishment media outlets and once the video feed was cut all those outlets lost their feed too. One recording of the event features Reuters network directors and operatives excitedly and repeatedly yelling “shut it down” and telling the cameraman to turn off his camera.
The above represent some of the more mild anti-Trump media coverage. The TV talking heads and those who make a living off racebaiting were even harsher.
Take the “Reverend” Al Sharpton, for instance. Sharpton insisted that instead of reaching out to blacks, Trump was just “insulting” them.
“It’s an insult to our intelligence,” Sharpton bloviated, “to come to us acting as if just saying that we should all come together… is going to bridge that gap.”
Right along with Sharpton, the Left-wing media was filled with name calling, gnashing of teeth, and hand waving.
Here are a few examples:
- The far left-wing Slate website derided the appearance as “nonsense.”
- The black-centric website TheRoot.com decided to troll through Twitter to find the haters who were raging on Trump for his visit to Detroit.
- the Detroit Free Press slammed Trump for “wanting to use blacks.”
- MSNBC dredged up some Detroiters to insist they felt Trump’s visit was “disingenuous.”
No good deed goes unpunished, apparently. Sadly, the left is so filled with hate they simply refuse to even allow someone representing the center right in America to reach out to African Americans. Proof once again that liberals don’t want “discussion.” They was absolute capitulation.