Pastor Mark Burns is the co-founder of the NOW television network, and on Monday he announced his full-throated support of Donald Trump for President of the United States.
“This meeting was extremely successful. There was extremely strong support. He received many, many endorsements from the pastors that were there. It was a jam-packed room, standing support for Mr. Trump. Very good dialogue that we had back and forth and Donald Trump made it very clear that he’s willing to do whatever it takes to win the black vote.
There were signed endorsement cards that were handed out. And there were many of them. I didn’t get an accurate count because people were handing them over.”
When told that other African-American religious leaders were displeased with him and with Donald Trump, Burns grew defensive.
“I don’t know who you’re speaking about, but trust me, when I tell you, I’m not an Uncle Tom, no coon, nobody’s been paid. I have not been offered a position. This is me looking at the politics, and looking at an individual, a strong leader that i believe that’s going to bridge and bring a strength back to America.
And in that room, there were pastors from all across the country, that were showing their support, many of them signed actual documents, endorsement cards, showing their support… this preposterous tone of offensive things that he said about Latinos in the meeting, it’s a fabrication.
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