Thursday, September 22, 2016
The most annoying conservative agitator in the junk food media's town hall was postponed. He solely focused on the unrest in Charlotte. He spent a majority of the time finding ways to blame President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for the unrest.
The shootings of Keith Scott and Terence Crutcher have put police brutality, race relations and gun control back into the limelight. Just last weekend, we had terrorist attacks in Minnesota, New Jersey and New York.
Sean "Softball" Hannity has been in the forefront of trying to make these controversies a political opportunity for Donald Trump.
At this town hall in Cleveland, Trump and the softball were invited to a Black church. Darrell Scott invited these two to talk about the issues facing Black America.
This town hall was an embarrassment. Most in attendance were White people.
Trump calls for a national stop-and-frisk policy. He believes that this will stop Black on Black crime and was a political dog whistle for White extremists.
At the New Spirit Revival Center, a Cleveland Heights church whose pastor is an ardent Trump supporter, Trump and running mate Mike Pence held a forum on “African American Concerns.”
Taking the stage after boxing promoter Don King, Trump proceeded to point out all of his black friends in attendance (including King, New Spirit Revival Center’s Pastor Darrell Scott, and one-time Republican rival Ben Carson), comment on his (supposedly) rising poll numbers with African-American voters, and once again touch on the plight of America’s inner cities by mentioning the violence in places like Chicago and recent shootings in Tulsa and Charlotte.
“I talked about the crime, I talked about the lack of education, the bad schools, and I talked about jobs — the jobs are just so bad,” Trump told his black audience. “And I said it three or four, five times, and then one day I said, ‘What do you have to lose? I mean, what do you have to lose? I’m gonna fix it. What do you have to lose?”
This might seem like a pretty convincing argument for some African-Americans that are on the fence ahead of the November election. However, images and videos that poured out of the event appeared to show that Trump was addressing a largely white crowd at this historically black church.