BET founder meets Trump: Blacks should give him a chance

BET founder meets Trump: Blacks should give him a chance
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Donald Trump received more support from African Americans than either John McCain or Mitt Romney, so now he’s trying to pay back his supporters by offering a plan to give greater job and education opportunities to black communities.

Bob Johnson, the founder of BET, met with Trump on Sunday to discuss the needs of black Americans.

“If you recall during the election he said what do African Americans have to lose?” Johnson stated in an interview with CNBC. “I said, President-elect Trump, the real question you should be asking is what do African Americans have to gain by your presidency.”


[Johnson] said that minorities and especially African-Americans don’t have as much to fear from the Trump administration as liberals are saying. Johnson said he’d known the President-elect for years and that they can find some common ground.

“Let’s give him a shot. Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt; see if we can find common ground… That’s what’s best for African-Americans,” he continued.

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