Rather than deliver his usual spiel about black voters choosing him over Hillary Clinton because they have "nothing to lose" in front of an all-white audience, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump scheduled a visit to the Great Faith Ministries church in Detroit this week.
But Trump will not actually speak to black voters or members of the church.
Trump won't be speaking to the black congregation at Great Faith Ministries International during the 11 a.m. service. And his Saturday interview with Jackson on the church's Impact Network — which will not be open to the public or the news media — won't air for at least a week after the event.
Bishop Wayne T. Jackson reportedly said speaking with him during a private meeting is just as good as speaking to the congregation.
Color me skeptical. I'm not familiar with Bishop Jackson, but arranging a private meeting with Trump that will only be aired on your own private television network looks extremely shady. It looks like a grift.
Average voters in Detroit will not have an opportunity to ask Trump why he believes they live in a hellscape where people are shot on every street corner.