Retired NFL player-turned-minister, Jack Brewer, made a startling statement during a roundtable discussion with Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday that included supporters from the African American community.
During a Black History Month round table, the former NFL safety declared Trump the “first black president,” a nickname that was originally given to President Clinton by novelist Toni Morrison in 1998 during his presidency.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“Mr. President, I don’t mean to interrupt, but I’ve got to say this because it’s Black History Month: man, you are the first black president.”
The comment was met with a round of applause from spectators in the room, including Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece Alveda King.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Brewer went on to further dote over Trump, saying that the president had “changed” him and “inspired” him to become a Republican after years of being a devout Democrat.
“You’ve changed me. You touched me. And you made my work go to another level. You inspire me. And every time I go into those prisons and I ask my guys how many of them had their sentences reduced and they raise their hands, I know I’m doing God’s work, and I thank you for that,” the former Viking gloated over the reality star turned commander-in-chief.
The Trump campaign has been working overtime to secure the black vote. His campaign announced that it will be opening community centers in 15 major cities across the country with large African American populations.
Despite his best efforts, a new survey from BlackPAC discovered that 77 percent of African Americans consider Trump to be a racist.