PRES. OF BLACK PASTORS, WILLIAM OWENS, ENDORSES TRUMP: ‘DEMOCRATS HAVE DESTROYED US AND TAKE OUR VOICE FOR GRANTED’
- African Americans need to demonstrate that we won’t allow ourselves to be used
- The policies embraced by the Democrats have failed us for decades
Rev. William Owens, the president of the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) endorses Donald Trump for president. He says the Democrat Party has offered blacks nothing but failed policies.
Owens is planning to hold a press conference about his decision on Monday in the swing state of Nevada. Owens marched with Dr. Martin Luther King in the
When I was first called to help others, I began an organization called the “Give Me a Chance Ministry.” Our goal was to provide scholarships, tutoring and mentoring programs to underserved students. One of the keys to that remarkably successful program was the fact that we asked nothing from the university involved other than that they give these students a chance to excel. That is the position that I find myself in today when looking at the best candidate for President. Donald Trump has humbly asked the African American community to give him a chance. After witnessing 50 years of failure from the Democratic Party, compounded by a growing hostility to religion in their platform, I feel that it is definitely time that we give Mr. Trump that chance to prove he can be a great President.
In an open letter to black voters, Owens states:
It is time we faced the truth. The policies embraced by the Democrats have failed us for decades. They have destroyed our communities, weakened our families, and doomed us to a future of dependency. What’s more, the Democrats now take our votes for granted and ignore our voices in favor of other interest groups.
“Be honest,” Owens addresses black voters. “Can you really say that Hillary Clinton speaks for you? Or understands the African American experience? We’re told that we should vote for her because … well, because blacks have always voted for Democrats.
They ask for everything—support, votes, unquestioning loyalty—and give nothing back. If we want to reclaim our power as voters, then African Americans need to demonstrate that we won’t allow ourselves to be used.””
Owens says he came to the realization that his relationship with the Democrats was “completely one-sided.”