1999: Jesse Jackson Praises Trump’s Commitment To Minorities, ‘Under-Served Communities’

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Donald Trump has in the public eye for over three decades.

He was never accused of being a racist until he threw his hat in the presidential race as a Republican.

In an unprecedented move, the Republican nominee is been boldly explaining how leftist policies and Democrat leadership are hurting the African American community, claimed that his Democrat opponent Hillary Clinton is a “bigot,” and vows to solve issues plaguing the black community upon becoming president.

Nonetheless, Democrats set aside their own nominee’s ties to former Grand Wizard of the  Ku Klux Klan, Democrats and work around the clock to convince Americans that Trump hates black people and minorities.

The funny thing is, it wasn’t that long ago these same Democrats claimed Trump was a champion of minority empowerment.

Trump was an honored guest at the annual Wall Street Conference hosted by Jesse Jackson’s “multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive” Rainbow PUSH Coalition in 1998.


From Daily Caller:

“We need your building skills, your gusto,” Jackson told the Donlestate mogul before stating Trump is a model for “people on Wall Street to represent diversity.”

You can watch Trump’s 1998 speech over at C-SPAN’s website.

Jackson introduced his Trump — whom he called a “friend” — at the same conference in 1999, where this time he was invited to speak on the “challenges and opportunities to embrace under-served communities.”

“He is deceptive in that his social style is of such, one can miss his seriousness and commitment to success, which is beyond argument,” Jackson said Trump.

“When we opened this Wall Street project,” he continued. “He gave us space at 40 Wall Street, which was to make a statement about our having a presence there.”

“Beyond that, in terms of reaching out and being inclusive, he’s done that too,” Jackson added. “He has this sense of the curious and a will to make things better.”

“Aside from all of his style, and his pizazz, he’s a serious person who is an effective builder of people.”

If Trump were a D, the press would love him and he’d be up by 20 points.

As a business man, Trump donated to people in places where he did business. No one called him a racist when he contributed to Democrats.

The Clinton Foundation received at least $105,000 from Trump. Why doesn’t Clinton give him back the money since she believes he is guilty of racism, sexism, and whatever other “ism” is out there?


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