Former National Football League (NFL) player Jack Brewer is praising President Donald Trump on his efforts made for Black Americans.
Appearing on Fox News on Friday, Brewer, a conservative, told the hosts that 91% of the 3,100 men released from prison last Friday due to do the “First Step Act,” are Black Americans.
As for his recent meeting with the president, Brewer said that he was able to “give President Trump credit” for accomplishments made for Black Americans.
Although he doesn’t “always agree with how [Trump] says things,” Brewer said, “Actions speak louder than words.”
“The stats didn’t see up there is billions of dollars are going into black communities right now because of opportunity zones with Ben Carson and President Trump. Not just that, but you look at over 3.5 million African Americans are off food stamps and now working. […] That’s where we need to get to as the black community and I could go on and on with these policies. I mean you, talk about historical black colleges, right? Blacks need educations, especially the former slave population in America. We don’t talk about this enough, but the former slave population in America is the poorest, the sickest and the most uneducated group of people in America, but what do we want to talk about? Liberal politicians want to talk about border crisis and letting more illegal immigrants come in here — we have a former slave population that is still hurting and suffering, and it’s just not right, it’s not okay.
“We got to take a step back as people, come together as Americans because we are Americans first,” he added.
Asked how Trump can reach more Black Americans with his message— Trump’s support is currently at 22% according to a recent Fox News poll — Brewer responded, “Honestly, I think there’s enough people of color that will get it.”
Under the Trump administration, unemployment among Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans reached the lowest rate recorded.
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Brewer met with Trump over the weekend at the Bedminster Golf Course to discuss “black America,” the former NFL player told ABC News.
The former NFL player said his goal was the “calm this wave” between tensions in the Black community and the president.
“It felt good hearing his passion,” Brewer said.
Check out the post from their meeting below:
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Thank you to @realdonaldtrump for taking so much time to meet with me this weekend to discuss tackling the critical issues affecting blacks in America. We are not as divided as our politics suggest and I pray that blacks continue to have positive results from policy reforms in criminal justice, jobs, college education and welfare. I will continue to advocate for solutions to help repair our deep cultural deficiencies stemming from excessive fatherlessness and a lack of spirituality in many of our homes, schools and communities. I give Glory to God for allowing me the opportunity to discuss these issues with the President of the United States.
Brewer’s visit with the president came at a time when Trump found himself in hot water for telling Democratic congresswomen to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” The House of Representatives then passed a resolution to condemn Trump’s “racist comments.”