Pastor Darrell Scott says Trump 'most pro-black president' in his lifetime
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The unhinged Left has leveled one accusation after another at President Donald Trump since before he took office, claiming — without any real evidence — that he’s a racist.
But the fact is, the president’s words, deeds, and policies have helped America’s minority communities far more than his predecessor, Barack Obama, the country’s first black president.
And what’s more, black leaders around the country are increasingly supportive of the president and the efforts he has made to improve the lives of their communities.
Among those leaders is Pastor Darrell Scott, who said this week he thinks President Trump is the “most pro-black president” he’s seen during his lifetime.
Scott, pastor of the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and a close ally of the president, made his observations at a roundtable discussion Friday in Ypsilanti, Mich., where the president had gone to speak at a Ford plant.
“I said it before unashamedly and I say it again: This president has been — I’ve lived under 12 presidential administrations,” Scott said during a 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. But when I say ‘pro,’ I’m saying pro in the sense of being proactive,” he continued.
“He’s been proactive, rather than reactive, to issues concerning minority, underserved and disadvantaged communities than any other president in my lifetime,” Scott went on.
“I really believe history is going to be kinder to you, Mr. President, than the fake news media is today,” he concluded.
To which Trump responded, “Can’t be any worse.”
Contrast this with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who said of African-Americans on Friday during an appearance on a New York City morning show, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
Biden later apologized for his comments, but the gaffe had already gone viral and, once again, another Democrat proved that he’s no real friend of the black community.
Scott isn’t the only black leader to come out in favor of President Trump.
Robert Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, heaped praise on the president for his economic policies which, prior to the coronavirus pandemic, were lifting boats in all demographics, including the black community.
“I think the economy is doing absolutely great, and it’s particularly reaching into populations that heretofore had very bad problems in terms of jobs, unemployment and the opportunities that come with full employment, so African-American unemployment is at its lowest level,” he said in July 2019.
“I give the president a lot of credit for moving the economy in a positive direction that’s benefiting a large amount of Americans,” Johnson — who supported Trump’s 2016 rival, Hillary Clinton, added. “I think the tax cuts clearly helped stimulate the economy. I think business people have a little bit more confidence in the way the economy is going, and I think it’s beginning to have some impact globally.”
Scott and other black leaders also praised Trump in August 2018 for latching onto -- and eventually signing -- a major prison reform bill, something Obama never even considered.