Former NFL Player Calls Trump ‘First Black President’ At White House Event

A former NFL player on Thursday declared that President Trump is the “first black president.”

Jack Brewer, a former Minnesota Vikings safety who played college ball at Southern Methodist University, made the comment during a Black History Month roundtable in the White House Cabinet Room.
“I’ve got to say this because it’s Black History Month. Man, you’re the first black president,” Brewer said.
Brewer said he was a lifelong Democrat until he was “changed” and “inspired” by Trump.
“You’ve changed me. You touched me. And you made my work go to another level. You inspire me. And every time I go into those prisons and I ask my guys how many of them had their sentences reduced and they raise their hands, I know I’m doing God’s work and I thank you for that,” Brewer said.
Trump, of course, is white and succeeded Barack Obama, who is the son of a black father and a white mother.
But Brewer was alluding to the old adage that Bill Clinton was the “first black president” after novelist Toni Morrison called him that in a New Yorker article in 1998. She made the case that Clinton had greatly helped the black community in America.

Also attending the roundtable were pro-Trump online personalities Diamond and Silk. Silk told the president that black support — which came in at just 8% for Trump in 2016 — is crucial to his re-election.
“You did ask four years ago, ‘what the hell do we have to lose?'” she said, citing Trump’s 2016 campaign to blacks. “But if we don’t vote right this time, we’re going to have a hell of a whole lot to lose.”
“Make sure you vote right so you won’t get left,” she said.
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