On Wednesday, faith leaders from America’s "inner cities" gathered at the White House for a meeting with President Trump.
During the meeting, Pastor Darrell Scott referred to Trump as "probably" the "most pro-black president I’ve seen in my lifetime."
I've had the honor and privilege to work with then-candidate, now President Trump, and to observe him behind the scenes and have a number of personal conversations with him. And people ask me why do I defend him so vociferously? And I say it's easy for me to do because I know him, and he's shown me his heart, and I know he has a heart for all Americans.
And I will say this – this administration has taken a lot of people by surprise, and it's going to surprise you guys even more because this is probably the most proactive administration regarding urban America and the faith-based community in my lifetime. And I'll be 60 years old in December.
But when I think back on – well, I use good hair dye, and I've got a great makeup artist. But, to be honest, this is probably going to be the – and I'm going to say this at this table – the most pro-black president that we've had in our lifetime because – and I try to, you know, analyze the people that I encounter – this president actually wants to prove something to our community, our faith-based community and our ethnic community.
The last president didn't feel like he had to. He felt like he didn't have to prove it. He got a pass. This president is – this administration is probably going to be more proactive regarding urban revitalization and prison reform than any president in your lifetime.
If we work together, give him a chance, don’t pay any attention to these guys back here, and I'll promise you, we will do something that...this administration will continue to make history. It's going to be a lot of positive changes. Great things are on the horizon, I promise.
The Daily Wire reached out to Scott for further comment, but we were unable to reach him.
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