Trump tells Cleveland Hts. audience he's "very troubled" by Tulsa police shooting

Trump and church leaders court black voters

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OHIO - Donald Trump came to ultra-liberal Cleveland Heights to appear with clergy already backing him in a bid to woo African-American voters.

"God has always gone outside of the established order in choosing leaders at a crucial time," said Pastor Dr. Darrell Scott.

Other speakers claimed Trump was a caring and generous human being, unlike the racist, xenophobic and misogynistic impression many have of him.

Lawyer and adviser Michael Cohen, a Jewish supporter of Trump, said, "Not only is Donald Trump nor a racist. He believes all people are part of one race, the human race."

Boxing  promoter Don King introduced Trump.

He made headlines by inadvertently using the N-word in his remarks.

He later said Trump "is the leader who will lead us to the promised land. Let's get rid of this political system."

Trump again asked African-American voters dealing with poor schools, too few jobs and street violence, "What have you got to lose..? I'm going to fix it." 

Later answering questions, Trump gave his thoughts about the Tulsa Police shooting of Terrence Crutcher,

"To me, it looked like he was doing everything they asked him to do. I don't know what she (the officer) was thinking," he said.

Trump restated his general support for police but said there a few who are "bad or who choke" and should not be officers.

Outside a big crowd of Clinton supporters called Trump a hatemonger and protested his son's likening of immigrants to Skittles.

Democratic leaders called on Trump to apologize for his longtime position on the birther issue -- that recently changed -- that President Obama was not born in the United States.

The question?  How many minds, hearts and votes outside the church where Trump's event was held will change?

 


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