*Things are about to get even MORE interesting or ALARMING, depending on your point of view, with the election of Donald Trump.
According to a report in the New York Post, there’s new Al Sharpton in town, so to speak, and like like Rev. Al supposedly had Obama’s ear, this dude is said to have the president-elect’s attention.
Oh yeah, he doesn’t mind letting you know it, too.
Move over, Al Sharpton. There’s a new — more conservative — reverend on the political scene.
“We don’t have a black advocate on the right,” said Dr. Darrell Scott, the Cleveland pastor who is a member of Donald Trump’s transition team. “Think about it: Jesse Jackson — he’s a dinosaur now. Al Sharpton — he’s all the way left. All the black activism and all the black advocacy is on the left.
“But I’ve got the [next] president’s ear now.”
Scott, 58, was among the clutch of prominent black figures, including NFL legends Ray Lewis and Jim Brown, “Apprentice” Season 1 contestant Omarosa Manigault, and Kanye West, who met with Trump in Manhattan on Tuesday.
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On the agenda: “Black people, black stuff,” said Scott, who sits on Trump’s National Diversity Coalition.
The former drug dealer and head of the New Spirit Revival Center rails against the welfare system, believes life begins at conception and wants to flip the “racial narrative” plaguing Republicans.
“The Democrats put a victim mentality on black people and make us feel as if we’re being oppressed and identify the Republican Party as the oppressor,” he told The Post.
Pastor Scott is just getting started. He added this tidbit of insight into where he’s coming from:
“I don’t care if they call me ‘coon,’ ” Scott said. “[Trump] is my friend and I’m black, so, automatically, the black community has a friend in the White House.”
You can read this rest of this story at NY Post.