Current GOP primary frontrunner Donald Trump met with forty different religious leaders in Trump Tower on Monday to pray, and to reaffirm his support for Israel and for Christians under attack by the Left.
Pastor Darrell Scott was impressed with Trump, telling The Brody File that Trump listened attentively while nodding his head, “humbly” accepting criticisms from leaders asking him to tone down his rhetoric. “He has a very high regard and a very deep respect for men and woman of the cloth,” Scott said.
Black leaders told Trump they felt he hadn’t connected with black voters. Trump cited polls highlighting black support but ultimately agreed with them.
“I think Donald Trump changed the opinions of the African-American pastors that were in the room. They saw a side of him outside of the media depiction, and that they would give strong consideration in regards to supporting his candidacy,” Scott said.
Scott’s observations echoed that of CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Javier Palomarez.
“It’s kind of interesting, the dichotomy between the private Donald Trump and the public Donald Trump. He listened a lot more than he spoke. He never once interrupted me,” Palomarez told CNN:
At one point, Palomarez said Trump joked that “he didn’t need the Hispanic vote” as he referenced his high poll numbers.
“But I think we both know that he’s recognized that in fact, he does need the Hispanic vote,” Palomarez added.
As Breitbart News has noted, Trump is already campaigning for the general election, amassing a broad base of support by meeting with and listening to diverse different voter blocs. Trump earlier vowed to protect American Christians’ religious liberty, declaring “I’m one of you!”