While speaking to a black church in Detroit, Donald Trump revealed his idea of a new civil rights agenda, one more suited for our times. Better-paying jobs, safer neighborhoods and improved education in our inner cities were among the issues Trump addressed.
Calling for “racial unity,” and the need for restored Christian Values across the nation, Trump reached out to traditionally democratic voters. Trump humbly said, his greatest achievement is now running for the president, under the same party as Abraham Lincoln.
Trump told the congregation,
“It is on his legacy that I hope to build the future of the party but more importantly the future of the country and the community.”
From the podium of the Great Faith Ministries Church, Trump said,
“I believe we need a civil rights agenda for our time, one that ensures the rights to a great education — so important — and the right to live in safety and peace, to have a really, really great job, good-paying job and one you love to go to every morning.”
“It can happen,” Trump asserted to the church.
He was received very well. Prior to speaking the nominee participated in a videotaped interview with the leader of the congregation, Bishop Wayne T. Jackson.
Bishop Jackson had nothing but praise for Donald Trump. He jested that Trump could now put preacher on his resume after he presented Trump with a prayer shawl and study Bible.
Trump’s visit to Detroit was his most intense attempt to sway Black voters, that have long been taken for granted by the Democratic party.
Minorities have been consistently let down by the Democratic party, despite the fact they are one of the largest, most influential voting groups in the nation.
Of course, you could count on Hillary to be her usual aggressive self. She openly attacked Trump on television with a slew of very un-classy advertisements accusing Trump of being a white supremacist. She even went so far as to shoot allegations of Trump’s involvement with the KKK and Neo-Nazis.
Nevertheless, Donald Trump’s point was simple. Politicians speak over each other, past each other, and very rarely actually take the time to listen to one another. They avoid spending time with the people in the communities who need their support.
It’s time for a new civil rights agenda.