The media goes insane over every little thing these days, but we can only imagine how far journalists jumped out of their skin on Wednesday when a group of inner-city pastors visited the White House to discuss priorities with President Trump and praise him as one of the best things to ever happen to the black community.
Not only were Trump’s haters shocked by what was said by Pastor Darrell Scott and others, they were downright offended. Offended because they’ve been lying to the American people for three years, telling them how racist and fascist and awful for minorities Trump will be and is. And offended because, my God, if Trump is getting all this praise for potentially being the “most pro-black president in our lifetime,” what does that say about Obama?
Well, we could spell it out, but it’s best to let them come to their own conclusions.
“I will say this,” Pastor Scott said. “This administration has taken a lot of people by surprise. This is probably the most proactive administration regarding urban America and the faith-based community in my lifetime. To be honest, this is probably going to be the most pro-black president in our lifetime.”
Wow. Just wow. Those are words that are so contrary to the prevailing narrative about this president that it’s a wonder the media covered this event at all.
To be sure, Scott wasn’t just forgetting about Obama when he said that. He brought the former president up specifically.
“This president actually wants to prove something to our community – our faith-based community and our ethnic community,” Scott said. “The last president didn’t feel like he had to. He got a pass.”
Bishop Darrell Hines of Milwaukee was similarly impressed by the president’s support for Christians, who make up an outsized portion of Black America that goes virtually ignored by the Democratic Party. Certainly by those elements that are more transfixed by Islam. Oh damn, did we say that out loud?
“We hear several things, but to know you hear us is an encouraging moment,” he said. “I want to thank you for taking the time to invite us to the White House and then taking the time to hear us concerning our concerns in our community and in our faith, they both need the ear of the president.”
What Scott said about Obama getting a pass is really the most important thing. Because it extends well beyond Obama. The truth is that all Democrats get a pass from black voters. And Democrats know it. They know they can count on the black vote just like they can count on the sun rising. All they have to do is just keep selling the narrative that Republicans only care about rich, white people and everything will fall into place, election after election, decade after decade.
That may be changing, though. During the 2016 election, Trump predicted that he would actually WIN the black vote in 2020. And with the economy soaring and black Americans doing far better than they were under Obama…we wouldn’t doubt it.