The 2016 GOP Primary campaigns have been turned into a third rate circus via a third rate reality show/WWE entertainer who happens to have earned billions via real estate and other mogul endeavors. Since, you and I are fully aware of the level and scope of Trump's shameful approach to campaigning, we do not find it necessary to rehash his antics beyond that linked via Think Progress (below).
Our focus is the extent to which a group of black pastors, have accepted their role in Trumps circus. And, they are fulfilling their role as well as any circus attraction animal handlers and clean-up crew. Despite overwhelming evidence, Donald Trump is a seriously flawed political candidate, certain of the invited pastors traipsed to his Trump Tower domain and either groveled like good "boys and girls" or they spoke out (only to be effectively rebuked).
Let's start out review of the Trump visit with a couple of shameful exhibits that appear to benefit for the individual performers over the greater good of the pastor's congregations and the black community
Trump'd Pastors Part One:
Trump'd Pastors Part Two:
Black pastor backs trump Im no Uncle Tom Trump is a strong leader who will bring strength back to America
A response to this pastor is not only appropriate it is required. "Uncle Tom?" The characterization of "Uncle Tom" relates to perception rooted in actions and deeds. Actions and deeds that derive from one's state-of-mind and manifest from the cognitive process. I doubt there was one slave or bootlicking former slave who would refer to themselves as an "Uncle Tom!" The pastor's comments smack up against the reality of what we know of Trump, what we have seen of Trump, and what we can expect from Trump. He and his wife are obviously beset with motive; we will leave that thought at that point. During the segment, I heard the two folks are carrying the Trump jobs thing like black town cryers. How about Trump allowing a review of his hiring practices to see just how many black folk he has employed and in what position? The pastors proclaiming his himself a non0-Uncle Tom is as worthless As Trump lying about not mocking a physically impaired news reporter.
All is not well regarding Trumps strategy of reaching into the black community via a group of pastors. While a number of "pastors" accommodated the nation's most verbose and animated presidential primary candidate bigot, some African-American pastors avoided the circus as if shielding its congregation from Lucifer & Company. One religious Bishop who attended the first Trump "black pastor" circus refused to again allow himself to become a spectacle. Another nationally recognize pastor from Baltimore Maryland refuses to follow the sheeple pastors along the Pied Piper path of Donald Trump. CNN broadcast a segment that included a Trump pulpit stooge and Reverend Jamal Bryant who diametrically opposed the groveling pastors.
While certain of the "groveling ones" exited the meeting for a staged on-camera Trump (star) worship session (first two embeds above), Think Progress joins other media in reporting on a not so loving forum.