Black preachers who took a moment to meet with Donald Trump are catching flack for meeting with the presidential hopeful. Rev. Jamal Bryant of Empowerment Temple Church was invited to the meeting but declined. However, Rev. Bryant had choice words for preachers who decided to attend the meeting.
In a statement, Bryant said the Black preachers who attended the meeting were “prostituting themselves” and selling out the Black church for fame. Initially, Trump told reporters that Black church members were endorsing him as a candidate. But the clergymen spoke against the endorsement by suggesting that it was only a meeting to discuss views.
Since Bryant’s statements, several preachers have spoken out against him for calling the Black preachers “prostitutes.” Rev. Darrell Scott, who met with Trump, took to Twitter to voice his opinion.
“For respectable preachers to be called ‘prostitutes on a pole’ is very insulting, demeaning, and misogynistic,” Scott tweeted.
Bryant and many others believe Trump’s attempt to reach out to Black clergy isn’t genuine. Trump has used his platform to spew hate. In November, he stood behind his supporters who beat a member of Black Lives Matter during his rally. He also recently tweeted false stats regarding Black crime against White people. At this point, Trump’s bigotry should have forced the Black clergymen to turn their backs on the Republican candidate. He has shown that he is nonsensical and lacks the wherewithal to properly run a nation as president.