This week, President Trump hosted urban pastors at the White House for a roundtable on religion.
No networks covered the event, but the White House posted footage of the remarks on youtube afterward.
Trump opened up the meeting by saying “Throughout our history, America’s churches and religious leaders have called for change and have inspired us to care for and bring hope back to those in need.”
Trump then opened the floor to the mostly black or Hispanic pastors. The pastors praised Trump as a “friend” who has “empowered” Christians in the White House.
Pastor Darrell Scott, longtime member of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump, called Trump “the most pro-black President that we’ve had in our lifetime.”
Scott said, “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.”
Dr. Alveda King, Martin Luther King’s niece, said she was honored to “pray right here in the White House.” King told Trump, “You’ve done so many things that were great… 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.”