Barack Obama may have been the first black president in America — after, perhaps, Bill Clinton — but a black pastor is speaking out and saying that President Trump is doing more for the African-American community than any of his predecessors.
According to ABC News, Trump sat down with a group of black pastors on Wednesday to discuss prison reform, among other urban topics. The president especially wanted to talk about how to help people find jobs and become productive members of society after they leave prison.
Among those pastors was Darrell Scott of Cleveland, Ohio, the Washington Times reported. He’s worked with Trump in the past and was thoroughly impressed the presidents’ concerns about urban challenges.
"This is probably the most pro-active administration regarding urban America and the faith-based community in my lifetime. This is probably going be ... the most pro-black president that we've had in our lifetime," Scott declared during the roundtable meeting, as seen in the video below.
Obama, on the other hand, felt he needed to do little for the black community, Scott next said.
"This president actually wants to prove something to our community, our faith-based community and our ethnic community," Scott explained. "The last president didn't feel like he had to. He got a pass."
For someone who is daily accused of being a racist and “literally Hitler,” Trump has drawn accolades from the Democrat-dominated black community. And it’s been uncomfortable and confusing for liberals to see pop culture figures like Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West refusing to denounce Trump but very willing, instead, to work with him on urban issues.
Even actor Will Smith stood up for MAGA-hat-wearing Kanye the other day, praising him for going against the grain.
When black unemployment fell to the lowest percentage in May since data tracking began in 1972, it was difficult for Democrats to find something bad to say about that aspect of Trump’s booming economy.
During the Wednesday meeting, Trump also addressed reducing violent crime, making communities safer, improving education, and encouraging strong families, according to a White House transcript.
Pastor John Gray opened the discussion with a prayer, asking God to “continue to give wisdom and insight to our President and his leadership team to be what our nation needs, to build this country from the inside out, that we will continue to be a beacon of hope and light around this world. Bless his family, bless his health, and everything that he puts his hands to do.”
Pastor Scott was definitely not alone in saying that Trump is making a positive difference in the black community.
Numerous pastors and faith leaders thanked Trump for his work so far on criminal justice reform and employment, and Phillip Goudeaux from Sacramento, California added, “I guess the greatest word I can say for you, Mr. President, is that you have given this country expectations, given us a new hope, a new excitement to believe that things are getting better and going to get better. And we appreciate that leadership — your tenacity to keep pushing in against all the opposition that comes against you.”
“Thank you so much.”