Pastor Darrell Scott: 'Trump is the Most Pro-Black President in My Lifetime'
Black pastor praises president at a roundtable discussion in Michigan
Pastor Darrell Scott has praised President Donald Trump, saying he has been the best president for the black community in his lifetime.
Scott, who is on his 12th president, made the positive remarks at a roundtable discussion Thursday in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
“I said it before unashamedly, and I say it again: This president has been — I’ve lived under 12 presidential administrations,” Scott said during the listening session with African-American leaders.
“I was born during Eisenhower’s administration. This president has been the most pro-black president in my lifetime," he added.
"But when I say ‘pro,’ I’m saying pro in the sense of being proactive."
“He’s been proactive, rather than reactive, to issues concerning minority, underserved and disadvantaged communities than any other president in my lifetime."
“I really believe history is going to be kinder to you, Mr. President, than the fake news media is today,” Scott concluded.
“Can’t be any worse,” the president joked before thanking Scott.
Also in attendance included the Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and Scott Turner of the White House Opportunity Revitalization Council.
“As our nation battles the invisible enemy, African American communities have been hit very hard, including in Detroit,” Trump said during the event.
“As you know, it’s been a very, very difficult time for certain areas of this country. Detroit happens to be one of them,” he said.
“My administration is working relentlessly to rush supplies and resources to these communities and to protect the health, safety, and economic opportunity of all African-Americans and all Americans.”
The event came just a day before presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden faced massive backlash after he said African-Americans who don’t support him "ain't black."
“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Biden said.
Biden later walked back his comments after fierce criticism.
Retweet if you think this sounds racist AF!!!— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 22, 2020
Imagine if Donald Trump said this… https://t.co/cyrzWWgmaJ
Black conservative commentator, Candice Owens, said the former vice president's comments encapsulated how Democrats view "black people as trained chimpanzees."
"WOW!! @JoeBiden tells @cthagod that if blacks have to think about whether they are for Trump or for Biden, then, 'YOU AIN'T BLACK.' Disgusting! @TheDemocrats view black people as trained chimpanzees who should not ask questions, but perform the same circus act every 4 years."
WOW!! @JoeBiden tells @cthagod that if blacks have to think about whether they are for Trump or for Biden then, “YOU AIN’T BLACK”.— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) May 22, 2020
Disgusting! @TheDemocrats view black people as trained chimpanzees who should not ask questions, but perform the same circus act every 4 years. pic.twitter.com/2ObfeXJTFz