In his first visit to an African-American church since he began his presidential campaign, Republican nominee Donald Trump humbly told the congregation, “I’m here today to listen to you.”
Trump visited the Great Faith Ministries International church in Detroit Saturday, and was welcomed with polite applause, from a skeptical, yet seemingly open-minded audience who wanted to hear what he had to say, even if they weren’t sure yet whether they could support him.
He was accompanied by Dr. Ben Carson. Bishop Wayne T. Jackson and Trump taped an interview together before the service, which is scheduled to air in about a week.
When Trump first addressed the crowd, he said, “For centuries, the African American church has been the conscience of our country. It’s from the pews and pulpits and Christian teachings of black churches all across this land that the civil rights movement lifted up its soul and lifted up the soul of our nation. It’s from these pews that our nation has been inspired toward a better moral character, a deeper concern for mankind, and spirit of charity and unity that binds us all together.”
Trump said, “Our nation is too divided. We talk past each other – not to each other – and those who seek office do not do enough to step into the community and learn what is going on. I’m here today to learn, so that we can together remedy injustice in any form.”
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