According to just about every black leader in America, President Trump is as racist as they come. There’s no proof of this racism, but they are confident in their assessments. Which is weird, because when Trump was a private citizen and used his billions to help black communities, he earned multiple rounds of applause.
Back in 1998 and 1999, Trump worked with Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH coalition to help offer a way to get blacks into corporate America and improve their communities through building projects and jobs. Jackson called on Trump’s savvy business aplomb not once, but twice.
“We need your building skills, your gusto, your [unintelligible] for people on Wall Street to represent diversity, and we thank you for coming tonight. Let’s give Donald Trump a big hand,” Jackson said at an event captured by C-SPAN cameras.
At another event a year later, Jackson introduced his “friend” and thanked Trump for giving blacks a “face” on Wall Street:
“When we opened this Wall Street project and we talked about it, you gave us face at 40 Wall Street, which was to make a statement about our having a presence there. Beyond that in terms of reaching out and being inclusive, he’s done that, too.”
Jackson also applauded Trump’s “will to make things better” for the “underserved communities.” In addition, Jackson thanked Trump for meeting with him in 1984 and in 1988 when he ran for president at a time when the United States would’ve found the idea of a black president “laughable.”
When Trump got up to speak at that event, he praised the skilled workmanship of blacks and other minorities. But in 2017, President Trump is the worst human being on the planet and has “no moral foundation,” as Rev. Jackson recently stated.