Trump tells black congregation he wants to fix 'many wrongs'

Trump tells black congregation he wants to fix 'many wrongs'

Trump tells black congregation he wants to fix 'many wrongs'

"I will always support your church always and defend your right to worship", said Trump, who was introduced by Bishop Wayne T. Jackson to polite applause, according to Chad Livengood and Leonard Fleming of The Detroit News.

"Our nation is too divided", he said. "We must love each other and support each other, and we are all in this together".

"Those who seek office do not do enough to step into the community and learn what's going on". But said in a carefully scripted interview with a prominent pastor that he acknowledges the challenges the black community has to overcome daily because of discrimination. "I'm here to listen to your message".

In the end, protesters said they made their message clear.

A CBN reporter asked him: "Tell me about God".

"A vote for her (Clinton) is a vote for another generation of poverty, high crime and lost opportunities", Trump said.

He also said that kids in poor neighborhoods will have better education than they have now.

"He is speaking at a black church, which is not equivalent to speaking to a black church", Glass said. "I feel like I'm watching the next season of 'The Apprentice'". Trump told the audience inside the church. He even took a selfie with a church member and at one instance held a baby, before addressing the congregation. While there, the Republican presidential nominee spoke and appealed directly to African-American worshippers.

"This has been an wonderful day for me", he said.

'For centuries, the African-American church has been the conscience of this country.

Outside, protesters representing a wide swath of ages and ethnic backgrounds chanted "Go home, Trump", many expressing doubt that Mr. Trump cared about African-Americans.

Many responses on social media to Trump donning a tallit were negative. In 2008, Barack Obama got 97% of the vote in Detroit against Sen. This year, Trump is polling in the low single digits.

Donald Trump has a whole lot of making up to do. His visit, however, was greeted by protests outside of the church ahead of his arrival. "Why would you invite him in your church?" For any who are hurting: Things are going to turn around.

Trump was supposed to sit down for a televised interview with Jackson, and then attend the service.

"I love that we let him know where we stand", said Foster, 62, a massage therapist. "I have my opinions, but I'm willing to listen".

Rick McGowan, who works in Detroit schools, described Trump's outreach here as "an insult to black people".

Trump's visit was an attempt to reach out to African-Americans, a voting bloc that is ambivalent about his candidacy.

"He left us out and he wants to make up for that", she said. That's what I want to do for the country. "So, I think this election is extremely important".

Republicans John McCain and Mitt Romney received 4 per cent of the black vote in 2008 and 6 per cent in 2012, respectively.

Unlike his usual campaign stops where he confidently has addressed mostly white crowds that supported him and his plans for the country, Trump's visit to Detroit on Saturday was meant to be more intimate. "People don't trust Hillary Clinton".

Jackson told CNN he "didn't see anything wrong" with clearing questions with the campaign and hadn't offered softballs.

The city of Detroit was not happy with Donald Trump's appearance Saturday morning.

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