Originally posted on The Root:
Trump surrogates Omarosa Manigualt and Dr. Ben Carson, a Detroit native, accompanied him to the service. The outlet reports that Trump later paid a visit to Carson’s childhood home in southwest Detroit.
As the service began, Trump, who was at the front of the church, began swaying to the hymnal “What A Mighty God We Serve.”
“This has been an amazing day for me,” Trump said after taking the stage. Saying he was speaking from the heart, he called the black church “one of God’s greatest gifts to America” and said that “for centuries the African American church has been teh conscience of our country,” lifting up our nation. Trump said he was attending the service “to listen to your message—and I hope my presence here today will help your message reach new voices.”
He continued, saying that America sidelines “young black men with tremendous potential” and that “our entire country misses out when we are unable to harness the potential and energy of these folks.”
There was reportedly a heavy police presence in the area as well as protesters outside the church, chanting “What do you have to lose?” “Everything!” an apparent play off of Trump’s first direct appeal to African Americans, which didn’t go over so well.
Check out this interview with Lil Meech, son of Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory, of the notorious Black Mafia Family.
Lil Meech currently resides in Miami, Florida with his mother whom he says home schools him. He admits that due to his father’s notorious reputation, he has a hard time while attending public schools because he is targeted and accused of having too much influence, just like his dad.
50 Cent posted this photo on Twitter of him and Freeway Rick Ross out in Detroit.
It’s no secret that these two share a mutual disdain for the rapper “Rick Ross” who has been accused of swagger jacking the former LA kingpin’s lifestyle, likeness & name. The real Rick Ross is reportedly filing an appeal for a lawsuit he filed against the rapper for stealing his name.
Remember a few years back Rick Ross -the rapper didn’t get same welcome in Detroit when he showed up to perform a summer concert and was allegedly ran out of town by local Detroit gangster Trick Trick who waged a “no fly zone” campaign against the rapper.
There were reports that the rapper received death threats prior to his arrival and those threats were allegedly tied to Trick Trick’s ‘No Fly Zone.’
Rick Ross the rapper still continues to perform under the ‘Rick Ross’ name, even without the OG’s approval or consent.
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