Jim Brown Talks Donald Trump
This week, Jim Brown made headlines for visiting Trump Tower on Tuesday and having a meeting (like Kanye West and former NFL’er Ray Lewis) with president elect Donald Trump. During an interview, the NFL legend opened up about their conversation, saying that they discussed issues facing the African-American community, and he came away from the gathering with the President-elect having his admiration. He says,
When he goes through what he went through to become the president, he got my admiration. No one gave him a chance.
Brown is known for being an activist, particularly for minorities and the inner-cities and work within the African American community. However, as the subject turned to race, he revealed that growing up, white people had been instrumental in his life. He said,
The three greatest people in my life were white, OK. My high school coach, my high school superintendent and my mentor in Manhasset, Long Island.
When I come out of the box, I don’t come out of the box as racial. I look for good people and people that will be like-minded and help me try to do good for other human beings.
Brown says that Trump’s conversation about helping African Americans was impressive.
I can’t speak for the pastor, but I fell in love with him, because he really talks about helping African-American, black people and uh that’s why I’m here.
Watch the full interview below.