On Wednesday evening, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan sent a message to President Trump regarding his campaign slogan, Make America Great Again.
During his rambling two-hour speech at the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C., the anti-Semitic Muslim minister said Trump would not make America great again “in our time,” using the tired trope that America was never great. He also urged Trump to “repent” for all of America’s evils, as if he is responsible for them all:
“Mr. President, you won’t make America great again, not in our time. She became great killing Native Americans. She became great enslaving us, bringing us from Africa into America to work the cotton fields. You’re not going to get that opportunity back anymore.”
Farrakhan continued saying the president needs to “repent for all of the evils that America has done to us, to the peoples of the world.”
While he seemed to briefly praise Trump for being “transparent” and “real,” he quickly added:
"He's telling lies all right, and you're angry because he's your reflection. He's an anomaly. You can't make him what you desire him to be so you can say, 'That's my president.' He wasn't made that way."
As the Times of Israel pointed out, Farrakhan spent plenty of time in his speech “blaming Jews for holding back African Americans” while standing “next to a poster with a Jewish star and an ad for a book titled, ‘How Jews Gained Control of the Black American Economy.’”
“There are righteous Jews, good Jews, Jews that want to practice the teachings of the prophets, but then there are others who don’t wish to practice and it is they that hated Reverend [Jesse] Jackson’s desire to be president,” he said.
Back in 2008, Farrakhan backed Barack Obama for president, but later withdrew his support after the invasion of Libya, calling him “the first Jewish president.”