In case you missed it, 45 sat down with a group of inner-city pastors from all over the country during a White House roundtable last night that allegedly focused on prison reform efforts. Pastor John Gray, along with a number of other Black pastors were among those invited to the meeting.
In the past, 45’s meetings with Black leaders have been very controversial. And they seem to be more about 45 looking like he’s trying to help the Black community than him actually helping the Black community. And the people that have met with 45 seemed to be more about “the look” and the “optics” of being seen meeting with the President more than anything else.
So it’s no surprise that after meeting with the President and Pastor Darrell Scott making that jaw-dropping statement that 45 is a “pro-Black president” Pastor John Gray had to get on social media and defend his choice to attend the meeting.
Many other pastors were invited and chose not to attend the meeting. Pastor Jamal Bryant decided to go live and explain his viewpoint on why it was so problematic that these particular pastors did attend the meeting.
What do y’all think about 45’s meeting with these Black pastors? Do you think it will actually be productive or will it just be another photo opp? And what do you think about Pastor Jamal Bryant’s commentary that these pastors were invited to a meeting where they weren’t even allowed to ask questions?
Leave a comment and let me know what you think!
Read the White House notes from the President’s Meeting With Inner City Pastors here.