Bishop Corletta Vaughn and Bishop Paul Morton Both Say They Do Not Endorse Trump

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 11/30/2015, 12:21 p.m.
Today on News One Now, host and managing editor Roland S. Martin spoke with two well-known members of America’s Black ...
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – NOV. 30, 2015 –Today on News One Now, host and managing editor Roland S. Martin spoke with two well-known members of America’s Black clergy, Bishop Corletta Vaughn and Bishop Paul Morton about the recent invitation extended to several Black pastors by Trump to meet and endorse his presidential campaign. Both religious leaders firmly stated that they in no way endorse Trump’s campaign.

“I believe that then the Trump Camp was going to ask, just kind of manipulate us and use us to show to the Black church and to the world that he had African-American pastors behind him. Just another way for Trump to deceive people, and to manipulate the Black vote after he, I believe, knows that he had offended our community.” – Bishop Corletta Vaughn

“What it was all about, just getting a line of Black pastors behind you, and good night these pastors perception unchallenged becomes reality. And so that’s what we have to be careful of, and so it was about perception. You didn’t have to really endorse, but just the perception of Pastors standing behind you, and because I believe as pastors, and that’s what disturbed me, that we are going to endorse.” – Bishop Paul Morton

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