Pastor Darrell Scott, CEO of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump, said he was born during the Eisenhower administration and can’t think of a better president for African Americans than Donald Trump.
Scott appeared on Fox’s Your World show yesterday, on Juneteenth, where he sang Trump’s praises and crowed about the great things he has done for the African American community.
SCOTT: [Trump] has done so much, so many positive initiatives. You have criminal justice reform, you have prison reform, historic funding for HBCUs, urban revitalization, opportunity zones, the First Step Act. He’s also done some symbolic gestures such as designating Martin Luther King Jr.’s home as a national landmark. Pardoning the first black president, excuse me, first black heavyweight champion Jack Johnson.
Slip of the tongue there?
SCOTT: And so there are things that he’s done that obviously demonstrate the fact that he is not anti-Black, that he is pro-Black. But also he’s the president of all Americans, just not Black Americans.
The fact that Donald Trump will not pander to certain Black leaders in the Democratic party, it irks them, it irritates them. … He’s been a great president for the Black community. I’ve said it myself that he’s been the most proactive president for the Black community in my lifetime. I was born during Eisenhower’s administration.”
Ironically, it was the white host Neil Cavuto who pointed out that Trump’s rhetoric is divisive. But for Scott, that just makes Trump all the greater.
CAVUTO: Many of your religious colleagues particularly, African American community, Pastor, don’t like the tone of the president or that he uses divisive language when in fact his heart might be in the right place, but he sends a mixed signal.
SCOTT: He has a tone in public that a number of people have in private. And they just don’t like the fact that he’s transparent enough to be the same person in public that he is in private. … They’re not upset about Donald Trump’s tone, my colleagues. They’re upset that he will not pander to our community, and he will not pander to others.
When he closed the interview, Cavuto said, “The president couldn’t ask for a better friend and more loyal reverend.”
In political terms pride tends toward tyranny, and Republicans have been flirting with that at least since Rep. Dana Rohrabacher’s early dalliances with Russia and Republican alliances with police unions. Fortunately our military has a strong tradition of being bridled by civilian authority, but in Trump that authority is not, in spirit, civilian. He appears to wish for the reality if not the appearance of a military dictator, but so far only Gen. Flynn got with the program.
It is no accident that Republican wiseman Bill Bennett’s book of virtues didn’t much cover the virtue of humility. Most prominent Republicans think they’ve still got wisdom (e.g. they claim to be ‘uncomfortable with some of his tweets’), but they have ceded power to—nay, pay obeisance to—a Pride Artist of the purest sort, so their supposed wisdom counts for less than nothing. In order to get power they unbridled it. They BS about the slippery slope of legal abortion whilst greasing Trump’s slide towards tyranny.
I was never required to learn the bible by heart as some of my Protestant friends were, but isn’t pride one of the seven moral sins?
According to Rev. Darrell’s website, Rev. Darrell’s "astute wisdom of religious and biblical studies not only qualifies him as a 21st Century Theologian but also serves to further amplify the fact that he is a gifted and anointed teacher and preacher of God’s Word….. [with an] astounding and noteworthy work ethic and business acumen ". Surely that acumen would include profiting from his support for Trump. It may not profit him in heaven, however:
“Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.”
- “The president couldn’t ask for a dumber friend and more loony reverend.”*