Donald Trump made a speech to the black church group led by Bishop Wayne Jackson today and he made a surprising discovery.
When he was wrapping up his speech, he said he was going to end by reading a Bible verse, 1 John, Chapter 4, and was completely taken aback that the congregation actually knew it.
Trump said, "It is my prayer that America of tomorrow and I mean that, that the America of tomorrow will be one of unity, togetherness and peace. And perhaps we can add the word prosperity, OK, prosperity. I'd like to conclude with a passage from 1 John chapter 4."
As the audience signaled their approval, Donald was stunned for a minute and then said, "You know it! (He's so impressed) See, most groups I speak to don't know that, but we know it. If you want, we can say it together."
How condescending of him.
Most groups he speaks to have white nationalist and nativist sympathies that are screaming at his rallies. And he never quotes bible verses when he's on the stump either, so what was he doing, you ask?
It was as if he was petting a puppy on the head, saying, "Good doggie."
He wrapped up by saying," "No one has ever seen god, but if we love one another, god lives in us and his love is made complete in us. That's so true. Thank you very much. This has been such an honor. Thank you very much. Bishop, thank you, sir."
Donald Trump makes another calculated attempt to make believe he's reaching out to the black community by posing for a staged photo op in a black church, but it comes off as weird and unsettling.
Kind of like a Liverpool fan trying to root for Manchester United.
Way to go.
UPDATE: Well, what do you know?
Hardly anybody showed up today at church services....