BET Founder Bob Johnson wants Black folks to give Trump credit for what he’s allegedly done for the culture

Donald Trump and Bob Johnson during Art for Life Gala Honoring Sean P. Diddy Combs Hosted by Russell Simmons and Kimora Lee Simmons at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida March 11, 2005. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage) thegrio.com
Donald Trump and Bob Johnson during Art for Life Gala Honoring Sean P. Diddy Combs Hosted by Russell Simmons and Kimora Lee Simmons at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida March 11, 2005. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Bob Johnson, the legendary founder of BET, apparently has found some mustard seed sized faith in Donald Trump.

On Thursday, Johnson sat down with CNBC’s “Squawk Box” and said Trump is doing “positive things” and gives the President credit for churning out great returns that he believes has benfitted the Black community.

Those alternate facts, however, have yet to be proven.

“There used to be an old saying, that ‘When White America catches a cold, African-Americans get pneumonia,’” he explained. “It’s going the opposite way now. White unemployment is going down, [and] African-American unemployment is going down. That’s a plus-plus that you can’t argue with.”

“I give the president credit for doing positive things; when I see a president doing positive things, particularly for African Americans,” added Johnson.

And Johnson has also given Trump the benefit of the doubt before.

The nation’s first Black billionaire also sat down with then president-elect Trump in 2016 to discuss “business solutions to social problems” at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

After the meeting, Johnson urged Black America to give Trump “the benefit of the doubt.”

According to CNBC, shortly after the election, Johnson said he turned down a position in Trump’s Cabinet, not over politics but because he said he could not deal with the government red tape.

And as for the Democratic candidates lining up to face off against Trump in 2020, Johnson says they have moved “too far to the left;” and as a result, he doesn’t have a candidate he’s supporting right now.

Source: BET Founder Bob Johnson wants Black folks to give Trump credit for what he’s allegedly done for the culture

 

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