A former NFL player said this week that President Donald Trump is the “first black president,” and did so without a hint of sarcasm.
During a round table discussion at the White House in honor of Black History Month, ex-NFL safety Jack Brewer, who played for the Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, and the Arizona Cardinals, declared, according to The Hill:
“Mr. President, I don’t mean to interrupt, but I’ve got to say this because it’s Black History Month: man, you are the first black president.”
But Brewer was far from done when it came to heaping accolades on Trump, who has a lifelong history of discriminating against and verbally attacking black people:
“You’ve changed me. You touched me. And you made my work go to another level. You inspire me. And every time I go into those prisons and I ask my guys how many of them had their sentences reduced and they raise their hands, I know I’m doing God’s work and I thank you for that.”
Jack Brewer: “Mr. President, I don’t mean to interrupt, but I’ve got to say this because it’s #BlackHistoryMonth — man, you’re the first black president.” https://t.co/MI2zqUTX5S pic.twitter.com/UMiivNxiTg
— The Hill (@thehill) February 28, 2020
Polls show, however, that Brewer’s remarks aren’t shared by the vast majority of black Americans, with only 14 percent saying they have a favorable opinion of Trump and 85 percent say they will back the eventual Democratic presidential nominee over Trump. Fully 77 percent of African-Americans say they think Trump is a racist.
Twitter was quick to react to what Brewer told the president:
The first orange president…maybe.
— BrotherMatthew ?????♀️⚜️ (@STPFreak) February 28, 2020
Who ever this idiot Jack Brewer is, shame that @realDonaldTrump possibly correct him in saying, first off he’s not black and secondly we already had a first black President and his name is Barrack Obama.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) February 28, 2020
I could just projectile vomit.
— Anna Banana (@IllegitimateDJT) February 28, 2020
— krissy05 (@kris050875) February 28, 2020
— zoey ???? (@zoeythegreat) February 28, 2020
I thought it was only Trump that sniffed glue, but obviously they pass it around. #TrumpIsARacistPig
— – Tammy – ? (@integrityshines) February 28, 2020
Typically when someone identifies as black it’s not because of the color of their cold, dead heart.
— Dmin (@vardmin) February 28, 2020
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