Going ‘against the grain,’ black church backs Trump for president

By | August 8, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump received praises Sunday at the Antioch Road to Glory International Ministries, a predominantly African-American church in NoDa.

Before the event began, a car driving by yelled “f*** Trump” at people entering, and officers from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department were parked nearby.

The speakers included Lara Trump, Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law, who spoke to the character of the Trump family. For example, Eric Trump, her husband, started a foundation raising millions for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, said Lynne Patton, vice president of the Eric Trump Foundation.

According to most polls, Trump significantly trails Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton within the African-American community.

“It is not easy to go against the grain,” Lara Trump said to the black congregants supporting Trump.

Other speeches focused on the historic support of African-American communities by the Republican Party and how Donald Trump’s business experience can help promote businesses across the globe. (Charlotte Observer)

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