Trump uses Black History Month to present his Black team to the community

 Darrell Scott and Belinda Scott (Photo Credit: Twitter/@PastorDScott)
Darrell Scott and Belinda Scott (Photo credit: Twitter – @PastorDScott)

“I’m Belinda Scott, Darrell’s wife. New Spirit Revival Center from Cleveland, Ohio. Pastor of New Spirit. [A] great amount of support in the African American community where we are. We love the Lord, we love our new president, and we are praying for our president on a regular basis. … But can I say this — I am so grateful that our president gives us that ear to listen to the community — to listen. And people like us are just here to constantly put that message out into the community. And we love you for that. We love you for listening and we thank you for that.”

“Darrell Scott, pastor at New Spirit Revival Center and Black Trump supporter. [Laughter and applause.] But speaking of the community, let me just say this real quick. Omarosa, I told you I’m going to try to throw it in. I was recently contacted by some of the top gang thugs [for an] initiative [in] Chicago for a sit-down. They reached out to me because they associated me with you. They respect you, they believe in what you’re doing, and they want to have a sit-down about lowering that body count. So in a couple of weeks, I’m going into Chicago.”

Trump: “That’s a great idea because Chicago is totally out of control.”

Pastor Scott: “Well, I let him know — I said, we’ve got to lower that body count. We don’t want to talk about anything else — get that body count down. And they agreed. But the principle is they can do it. These are guys straight from the streets — no politicians — straight street guys. But they’re going to commit that if they lower that body count, we’ll come in and we’ll do some social programs. So they’re in agreement.”

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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