Trump Preaches Vision and Prosperity to Detroit Congregation

Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media after meeting with a group of black pastors at his office in the Manhattan borough of New York on November 30, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-TRUMP-PASTORS, originally transmitted on Dec. 1, 2015.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media after meeting with a group of black pastors at his office in the Manhattan borough of New York on November 30, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Donald Trump, the presidential candidate of the Republican Party of the United States took his case to the black community. Delivering a speech to a black dominated congregation of the Great Faith Ministries on Saturday he said “I am here today to listen to your message, and I hope my presence here will also help your voice to reach new audiences in our country and many of these audiences desperately need your spirit and your thought, I can tell you that”.

Mr. Trump expressed heart felt humility and respect to the African American audience and preached vision and prosperity to the Detroit church:

Christian thought is not the past, but the present, and the future. Make it stronger. We’ll make it stronger, and we’ll open it up to great, great leaders like Pastor Jackson, Bishop Jackson, Dr. Jackson and so many others. And so many others actually sitting here. Darryl Scott — we have who is phenomenal who has been with me for so long, so long. Amorosa who is actually a really nice person but I don’t want to say that because I will destroy her image by saying that. She’s actually a very, very fine person and a pastor, and I just want to thank all the folks. And there is somebody who’s been very special to me — Dr. Ben Carson. I fully understand that the African-American community has suffered from discrimination and that there are many wrongs that must still be made right. They will be made right; I want to make America prosperous for everyone. I want to make this city the economic envy of the world. We can do that, we can do that again. Factories everywhere, new roads and bridges, new schools, especially schools and new hope. I have been so greatly blessed and in so many ways, with no greater blessing than my family — I’ve got a great family. Nothing would make me happier and more fulfilled than to use what I have learned in business. And in traveling all over the world I’ve sort of seen a lot — to bring the wealth and prosperity and opportunity to those who have not had these opportunities before and that’s many, many people in Detroit”.

As the election draws closer (November 8, 2016), the impact of Donald Trump’s message has been felt both positively and negatively. The number of African American voters he successfully swayed to his side is definitely going to be a crucial factor in deciding the next president of the United States.