Former NFL player Jack Brewer called President Donald Trump “the first black president,” during a Black History Month roundtable in the White House Cabinet Room on Thursday, according to Fox News.
Brewer, a former NFL safety who played in college at Southern Methodist University before having a five-year pro career, is also an ordained minister, a professor at Fordham University, and an avid Trump supporter on social media. As the event was coming to an end he stated “I’ve got to say this because it’s Black History Month. Man, you’re the first black president.”
Brewer also took to his Twitter account and tweeted “Blacks in America have listened to presidents campaign on empty promises for over 50 years, now Donald Trump has delivered real policies that are bringing people out of poverty and freeing our black sons and fathers from mass incarceration. The Black Awakening is happening.”
Also seated at the roundtable were pro-Trump online personalities Diamond and Silk, Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece Alveda King, and a few others. Silk had told the president she sees it as imperative that black voters, only 8% of whom supported Trump in 2016, vote Trump in 2020. “You did ask four years ago, ‘what the hell do we have to lose?’” she said, citing Trump’s 2016 campaign pitch to African Americans. “But if we don’t vote right this time, we’re going to have a hell of a whole lot to lose.” Silk continued, repeating a line she and Diamond use in their online videos: “Make sure you vote right so you won’t get left.”
The “Black Voices for Trump Community Centers” opened by the Trump campaign are part of a larger “Black Voices for Trump” initiative meant to encourage “the black community to re-elect President Donald J. Trump by sharing experiences and successes of everyday Americans as a result of the Trump administration,” according to iotwreport.com.