Meet the Blacks in the Media Supporting Donald Trump
Donald Trump is the Republican nominee for President, a man who has built a global business employing thousands at the Trump Organization, spanning the real estate, property management, hotel and entertainment arenas with hundreds of properties bearing his name. He’s become a cultural phenomenon since the 70s and has made the Trump name synonymous with success. It’s a level of success that’s had Trump name checked in a number of hip hop songs over the years, but for Democrats to tell it the capitalist message of Donald Trump falls on deaf ears in the black community. Proving this isn’t so, we’ve put together a list of Black Trump supporters in the media below.
Dr. Darrell D. Scott is Pastor of New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, coincidentally the same state where Trump had his start in real estate by rehabbing the Swifton Village apartment complex in Cincinnati. Scott, who leads the coalition of black pastors supporting Mr. Trump says he knew he was voting for him since the moment he knew he was running.
“When I heard he was running again, I couldn’t wait to jump on board,” Scott told reporters in Norcross. “Legislatively – Mr. Trump – I don’t know what type of legislator he is or he will be. I don’t know what kind of judiciator [sic] he is or would be be. But I do know one thing – he is a hell of a chief executive.”
Omarosa is a reality star and former White House staffer who currently serves as the Director of African American Outreach for the Trump campaign. She has appeared in multiple seasons of The Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice with Mr. Trump and has been able to see the business acumen of the Republican nominee first hand. With a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism, she teaches in the Executive Education Program and in the Executive MBA Program at her alma mater Howard University School of Business.
“It is a very difficult time for our country,” she told MSNBC host Craig Melvin. “But the good thing that I know, is that I know Donald Trump as a friend, I know his heart. I’ve known him for 13 years. You may read the headlines, I know his heart. I know the person that he is, and I know what he can do in this role to lead this country to a better and better place.”
Sheriff David Clarke
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is a bit of an exception. He is actually a Democrat but heavily supports Donald Trump for president and has said he would do everything he could to help get him elected. He even spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. He shot to national prominence in 2013 during a budgetary dispute he made a very pro-2nd amendment plea to the people of Milwaukee.
“With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option.” Rather, listeners were invited to “consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm.” “You have a duty to protect yourself and your family,” the commercial intoned. “Can I count on you?”
Donald Trump’s campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson worked on Trump’s opponent Ted Cruz‘ 2012 Senate Campaign making it all the more ironic to have her working with Donald Trump now. Prior to working with the campaign she was spokesperson for the Tea Party Leadership Fund. As for her support for Mr. Trump, the tea partier who was described as “a feisty fighter for freedom” by Sarah Palin has said that defeating the establishment has always been her end goal when it comes to her change of allegiance from Ted Cruz to Donald Trump.
“Cruz would be a good president, but I think right now, with all the hyperpartisanship in the country, I think Trump would be the better person to transition out of Obama,” she told the news site. “It would be a softer transition for some on the left. It would be a harder transition for some on the right.
“When Donald says, ‘I think you’re great, I really want you to work for me,’ I don’t think any sane person would say no to that,” she added.
Dr. Ben Carson is a retired neurosurgeon, known for being the only neurosurgeon to successfully separate conjoined Siamese twins joined at the back of the head. He grew up in inner city Detroit to a life of poverty in a single parent household who went on to earn 67 honorary degrees and the youngest chief of pediatric neurosurgery in the country at age 33 at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland.
He ran against Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican presidential primary race and though he didn’t get the nomination, it was only one week after he ended his own campaign that he endorsed Donald Trump saying he was “the voice of the people to be heard.” As for the contentious race the two participated in with some heated words lodged at him, Dr. Carson said, “We moved on because it’s not about me. It’s not about Mr. Trump. This is about America.”
Mr. Levell is owner of Dunwoody Diamonds USA and is the former Chairman of the Gwinnett County Georgia GOP. He now serves as Executive Director of the National Diversity Coalition for Donald Trump, something that extends beyond the presidential campaign and is a subsidiary of The Trump Organization. He says that his role is to help change the general perception about Mr. Trump among minorities, to set the record straight.
“We’re looking across the country, man,” LeVell said to Esquire on the Republican National Convention floor this year. “We’re really just trying to suppress that negative message that’s been out there on Mr. Trump, because he’s not a racist. He’s not anything like that. We’re trying to get to a place where we can get more surrogates, people who look like me who have more access to media as well as different communities, to let them know.”
Pastor Mark Burns
Mark Burns, pastor of Harvest Praise & Worship Center in South Carolina. has been labeled by Time Magazine as Donald Trump’s Top Pastor is also Co-Founder & CEO of The NOW Television Network reaching 15 million homes. He has said that Mr. Trump will be approaching the black community with the same skillset that allowed him to identify a need and fulfill it as he has done time and time again in business saying the following.
It’s about problem-solving. It’s not about pandering after a race, just for your vote,” Burns said to Breitbart Sirius XM’s Matthew Boyle. “It’s about identifying a problem, creating a solution, and then going straight to the problem, instead of all the theatrics that many politicians do – the photo ops, and just to say ‘hey, I care,’ when they really don’t care. You know, give a heartwarming speech, and then get your vote, then leave you, like the Clintons and the Democrat Party have done. Sing ‘Kumbaya,’ sing ‘Amazing Grace’ in our churches, and then leave us for four years, and say ‘hey, I care about you, I’ll see you in the next four years.’ That’s what they do.”
“Donald Trump is not going to pander after a race,” he said. “Donald Trump is going to identify a problem, and he’s going to tackle it, as he’s done every one of his projects – which is why he is so successful as a businessman, and he’s going to be a successful President.”
Paris Dennard is a GOP commentator, a regular contributor to TVONE’s NewsOne Now and a former Director of Black Outreach in the George W. Bush White House is currently a Trump surrogate. He recently accepted a position as Director, Strategic Communications at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, representing 50 HBCUs. He has the unique position of being able to work with blacks on the collegiate level as well as help sell the conservative values to the African American community both with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund as well as with the National Diversity Coalition for Trump which he’s also a member.
Sonnie Johnson is a conservative speaker and host of the Did She Say show on Breitbart Podcasts which offers a mix of conservative intellect with culture. She’s been described as “the new face of the Conservative movement” by Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and has appeared in several documentaries including Sarah Palin’s The Undefeated, Fire from the Heartland. Speaking about Donald Trump’s recent speech in Wisconsin, she points out how Trump blunted spoke to the failures of liberalism and the Democratic Party over the past 60 years.
“The emphasis is on the American people, and for once, you have a Republican candidate that went above and beyond to make sure that black people feel like they are included in that America,” she said. “You don’t have to convince black people that having money is better than being poor. You don’t have to convince them of that. All you have to do is inspire them, and they will do the rest.”
JaVonni Brustow is a Media Consultant and Founder of PopGlitz.com who made the tough decision leading up to the 2011 Presidential election of switching to the Republican Party, convinced it would be career suicide to do so in a city full of liberals, but he finally made the decision based on morals. He appears on Sonnie Johnson’s Breitbart weekly show, Did She Say That offering political and cultural commentary based on his years of experience in news media and as an entrepreneur serving as Principal of VM3 Media.
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