Pastor Darrell Scott told President Donald Trump and a room of Black advisers that gang members in Chicago were willing to stem violence in the city by working with Trump’s administration.
During Trump’s Black history month meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 1, Scott praised “top gang thugs In Chicago” for reaching out to him in an effort to stop violence in the windy city.
“I was recently contacted by some of the top gang thugs in Chicago for a sit-down,” Scott recalls. “They reached out to me because they associate me with you [Trump]. They believe in what you’re doing. And they want to have a sit-down about lowering that body count.”
Trump’s meeting was lambasted by social media users who claimed the president turned a meeting focusing on the achievements of Black people about him and his quibble with CNN.
The self-proclaimed Black Trump supporter’s comments came after Trump made promises to clean up Black communities with law enforcement.
“These are guys straight from the streets, no politicians,” Scott explains. “If they lower that body count we’ll come in and do some social programs.” He added that the gang members initiated the meeting and had faith in Trump’s new administration.
“They want to work with this administration,” he says. “THEY reached out. I didn’t reach out to them. …
“They believe in this administration. They didn’t believe in the prior administration, they told me this out of their mouth.”