When Donald Trump became President-elect following the November election, he scheduled a massive amount of meetings at his Trump Towers in Manhattan, New York to discuss the policies his future administration planned to implement.
But when the liberals and the mainstream media learned that Trump had also held a meeting with former NFL greats Jim Brown and Ray Lewis, as well as hip-hop superstar Kanye West, they became infuriated.
Why? Because those guys are black and everybody knows Trump is a “racist.”
But the Browns running back legend Jim Brown had some strong words for people about President Trump, and they were surprising.
“NFL Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown does not believe President-elect Donald Trump to be an ‘illegitimate president.’
He said Monday on Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Co.” that Trump won the election ‘fair and square,’ and he will be supporting Trump.
‘[Trump] won, in my opinion, fair and square, and I’m going to support him as president of the United States,’ Brown told host Stuart Varney.
He also said in the interview, ‘When you win against all odds and you defeat those who are against you — and I was for Hillary so I’m one of those who Mr. Trump defeated — but he is the president-elect of the United States, I’m a citizen.
I’m not asking him to do everything. I’m going to pitch in and do some of the things that I can do with the like-minded people that I represent.’”
Jim Brown is a man of the community and is one of Cleveland’s most cherished sports players. Some would probably argue he’s more beloved than LeBron James will ever be.
But even if Jim Brown or Ray Lewis didn’t vote for Trump personally, they were willing to put it aside in order to help the communities that gave them so much.
In fact, when Trump was still President-elect, they said their meeting went fantastically.
The Hill reported:
“President-elect Donald Trump met Tuesday with former football superstars Jim Brown and Ray Lewis to talk about curbing gang violence.
Brown and Lewis praised the president-elect after the meeting at Trump Tower. They said they primarily spoke to Trump about Brown’s Amer-I-Can philanthropy, which aims to keep kids away from gang violence.
‘We couldn’t have had a better meeting,’ Brown said.
‘The graciousness, the intelligence, the reception we got was fantastic.’
Former ‘Apprentice’ star Omarosa Manigault and Cleveland Pastor Darrell Scott, two of Trump’s most prominent black supporters, sat in on the meeting. Scott told reporters that the president-elect gave a ‘verbal commitment’ to merge Brown’s program with the Trump administration.
Throughout the campaign’s closing stretch, Trump made direct appeals to the black community, promising that he would help make their communities safer as president.
Lewis, who played for the Baltimore Ravens, told reporters that Trump is committed to ‘helping us change what hasn’t been changed.’ He praised the Amer-I-Can program and said he supports Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson.
‘What we believe, with the Trump administration, is if we can combine these two powers of coming together, forget black and white. Black or white is irrelevant,’ he said.
‘The bottom line is job creation and economic development in these urban areas to change the whole scheme of what our kids see.’”
Why can’t the liberal media and Democrats in Congress realize the same thing?
That it’s all about job creation, economic development, and helping the communities, not about trivial fighting.