Monday, November 30, 2015

An Update to the Update: Trump Sees "Love" in Meeting with Black Clergy

First there was yesterday's post re: Donald Trump and the 100 Black Pastors, then there was today's Update, Donald Trump and the 100 Pastors, the Oops Factor and now...

An Update to the Update (with thanks to reader Sandeep A.)

Turns out the meeting happened after all.

"Trump claimed there were more than 100 people in the two-and-a-half-hour meeting, and that he expected "many, many endorsements" to come...

...Last week, his campaign initially trumpeted the event, calling it a meeting with "a coalition of 100 African-American Evangelical pastors and religious leaders who will endorse the GOP front-frunner after a private meeting."

But several black pastors invited to the gathering quickly rebutted the endorsement talk.  This forced the cancellation of the planned press conference and left Trump in an awkward spot... address Black Lives Matter movement, Trump said he had no interest in going there.

"I don't want to discuss that," he said...

...Not everyone attending Monday's meeting was supportive of Trump.

Arriving at Trump Tower, some even shared their deep concerns about the candidate's rhetoric, paricularly about race and immigration.

Pastor Victor Couzens of Cincinnati, Ohio, who attended Monday's meeting and is not endorsing Trump, said the candidate owed the Black Lives Matter protester an apology.  He also expressed reservations about what he considers Trump's inflammatory rhetoric."

eye'm thynkin':  Well, since the Trump campaign wouldn't allow media into the meeting, we will undoubtedly be treated to two different versions of what actually happened and what was really said.  By next week, Trump will probably be telling his followers there were a thousand black clergy clamoring for face-time with him and that ten thousand of those were endorsing him.

I expect the story from the actual attendees will differ substantially.

And now we wait.

Read more at CNN

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