Black pastor will interview Trump, he'll give scripted answers

Black Pastor To Interview Trump, He'll Give Scripted Answers


Donald Trump is headed to a black church in Michigan, and he'll sit down for a taped interview with the pastor. But apparently, that interview will be more like a speech.

According the The New York Times, the Trump campaign has pre-scripted the candidate's answers.

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The pastor of Great Faith Ministries International submitted interview questions to the campaign, which isn't all that unusual. In turn, according to a document obtained by The Times, the campaign wrote answers for all those questions to help Trump prepare.

The taped interview will air on the Impact Television Network, and the network said, "The goal of the interview is to get real answers." Not sure if pre-scripted answers are what they're hoping for.

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After the interview, according to The Times, the campaign will also be involved with the editing of that interview, essentially turning the whole exercise into a political ad.

For a while now, the Trump campaign has struggled to gain support from black voters.

"Look how much African-American communities have suffered under Democratic control. To those I say the following: What do you have to lose by trying something new like Trump?" Trump asked during a campaign rally in Michigan.

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In a recent PPP poll, 97 percent of black respondents said they have an unfavorable view of Donald Trump, while 3 percent were unsure.

So what does Donald Trump want to say to black voters? According to the New York Times, his message will be, "I will never let you down. By the way, my support is now up to 8 percent and climbing."

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Mitt Romney has been critical of Trump's rhetoric. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Senator John Thune (R-SD) addresses delegates during the third session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)

Former U.S. President George H. W. Bush has not endorsed Trump, and insiders revealed in September he plans to vote for Hillary Clinton.

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Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, was one of Donald Trump's primary targets during the primary season. 

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Former Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich stayed in the primary longer than most other candidates, and notably refused to appear at the GOP convention in the same arena with Trump, attending other events instead. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a close friend to Sen. John McCain, has been a vocal critic of Trump's. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
UPDATE: Although he didn't endorse Trump during the 2016 convention, Ted Cruz eventually changed his mind, saying in September he'd vote for the GOP nominee (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) 
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U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) addresses the second session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida August 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
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