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Black Pastor Calls Trump Meeting A 'Get-Played Moment'
"As soon as Donald Trump announced that he'd gained the endorsement of 100 black ministers from across the country on Monday, there were skeptics.
The claim came just days after the presidential candidate said of an African-American Black Lives Matter protester who was beaten up at a Trump event, "Maybe he deserved to be roughed up."
[Senior Pastor Corletta Vaughn of Holy Ghost Cathedral in Detroit]felt the event was, in a way, a setup. "This was a get-played moment," Vaughn said. "Just play the preachers. Put them in the same room, take pictures, and then you can put anything you want, in terms of content, with a picture."
Donald Trump Event With Black Pastors Takes on a Smaller Scale
Last week, Donald Trump’s campaign said the Republican would appear in public on Monday with “a coalition of 100 African-American Evangelical pastors and religious leaders who will endorse the GOP front-runner after a private meeting at Trump Tower” in New York.
But on Sunday, the campaign canceled the news conference and said the celebrity businessman would instead hold a “private, informational meet and greet” with the religious leaders—some of them televangelists. The campaign didn’t explain why the event was changed. Mr. Trump’s campaign said Monday evening that the two-hour meeting was attended by dozens of clergy members and that he looked forward to meeting with ministers in the future.
Poll disputes Donald Trump claim on black voter support
Quinnipiac University released a national poll [in August] showing that while Trump is leading the Republican Party nationally, he is polling poorly with black Americans in the general election.
The poll found: When asked "Would you say that Donald Trump cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?"
92% of black people said no.
52% of black people said Trump does not have strong leadership qualities.
73% of black people said Trump is not strong or trustworthy.
79% of black people said they have an unfavorable view of Trump.