Audience members at a rally in Cleveland on Saturday for GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump went wild with excitement when a well-known black pastor took the stage to introduce the billionaire businessman and explain why he had chosen to endorse him.
He began his introduction by recounting the first time he met Trump over five years ago.
“To be honest, I went in to the meeting somewhat prejudicially. I went in with an opinion of him that had been formed through media portrayal,” the Rev.Darrell Scott of New Spirit Revival Center Ministries recalled.
But then, after asking Trump pointed questions and listening to his responses, the pastor’s perception of the GOP front-runner changed drastically.
“I found Mr. Trump not only to be very gracious and very hospitable, but I also found him to be a very humble man,” Scott explained. “And he is very respectful of clergy.”
The pastor then urged his audience at the rally to do the same thing — form their opinion about Trump based on their own perceptions versus what the liberal mainstream media wants them to think.
He added that everyone there, including himself, were “smart, intelligent people” and “independent thinkers” — and that the notion being peddled by liberals and establishment RINOs that Trump supporters are “a bunch of dummies” was inherently false.
“We are smart people, we are intelligent people,” he continued. “We know what we are doing, we know what we see, and the truth is that the Democratic Party has drifted further and further away from the traditional values that made our country great in the first place.”
The pastor’s speech repeatedly brought the house down, and for good reason. In nine short minutes, Pastor Darrell Scott refuted every single lie about Donald Trump, including the one about him being a racist and bigot who hates minorities.
He also articulated the significance of him and Trump ultimately becoming friends: “Only God could take a black guy from inner city streets of Cleveland and connect him with a white billionaire from upstate New York to try to do what we can do to make the country great again!”
Well said, Pastor Scott.