After the meeting, there was a love fest in front of the media.
He added that the event participants were not concerned with the rhetoric that had drawn the ire of his critics.
“He heard things that in essence he hadn’t heard before … it’s the aspect of some of the pastors going real deep and saying, ‘This is what’s going on.’ I enjoyed the aspect of him just laying back and just looking at the guy in the eye and understanding”.
Couzens said the meeting lasted more the two-and-a-half hours, and began with a Trump staffer sharing parts of Trump’s life story, and playing up his Presbyterian faith. We had a wonderful time, a wonderful dialogue, wonderful fellowship, wonderful interaction.
“I saw it and a lot of people saw it”, he said at a rally in Waterville, New Hampshire Tuesday night. “He needs to repent”.
“We had a very productive, constructive meeting”, Dr. Scott continued.
Bishop George Bloomer, who traveled to the gathering from North Carolina, said he arrived in NY with concerns about “the racial comments that have been made and the insensitive comments that have been made”, including an incident earlier this month in which a black protester was roughed up by Trump supporters at a rally in Birmingham, Alabama.
While some pastors left the gathering with hopes their message had resonated, Mr Trump said afterward he had no plans to change his approach, which he said had taken him to “first position in every single poll”. Nine percent had a favourable view of the candidate in a mid-November poll. Pitted against Democratic favorite Hillary Rodham Clinton in the general election, Trump received just 3 percent of the black vote. “They didn’t know what they were doing, but they had so much hate”. “As true as that is for the mainstream GOP, it’s even more acute for Trump”.
This is the same Donald Trump, remember, who fanned the flames by calling Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals, and whose “core principals” of immigration reform include building a wall across the southern USA border.
Exactly. Shouldn’t Republicans take that time before they nominate a racist? Someone who is not impressed by his wealth. “Is that Donald Trump?“.
“I can’t think of a political figure that could have done that and filled it up”, Wrenn said. Chris Christie on Monday criticized Trump’s treatment of Kovaleski.
Packer, now a partner at the Republican consulting firm Burning Glass Strategies, said Christie is benefiting more from the work the campaign has been putting in on the ground.