TV One's Newsone Now's Roland S. Martin Calls Out Trump: Talk to Black Voters, Not at Them
Style Magazine Newswire | 8/24/2016, 1:39 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 24, 2016 –Today on News One Now, Host and Managing Editor Roland S. Martin spoke about Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s recent attempt to gain the support of the black community. During a live simulcast with The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Martin said that Trump is not sincere in his attempt to gain the black community’s vote and this phase in his campaign is an effort to win over white college-educated women who often sympathize with African American voters’ issues.
“Here’s my challenge, Donald Trump, if you truly want to deal with Black people you must come on The Tom Joyner Morning Show, you must come on TV One,” said Martin. ”You must sit down with black people in black spaces to answer questions about black people that affect black people. That’s what you must do; people with credibility, Donald Trump. You can send Omarosa, you can send Pastor Darrell Scott, you can send Pastor Mark Burns, you can send Bishop Harry Jackson, you can send all these people out there, but we know the real deal.”
“Here’s the deal: we are voters,” Martin continued. ”We are Americans. We are not separate. If you want to play the game, you can keep trying to play the game, but game recognizes game. So I say, if you want to talk to black people, you come to Tom Joyner, you come to TV One, you sit down and answer the questions otherwise you can have the conversation with white women because that’s the real one you’re trying to have.”
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ABOUT NEWS ONE NOW:
Emanating from the heart of Washington D.C. in a state-of-the-art studio that offers a stunning view of the Capitol building, News One Now airs Monday through Friday on TV One from 7-8 a.m. ET. News One Now is hosted by Roland S. Martin, the 2013 National Association of Black Journalists’ Journalist of the Year and former host of TV One’s long-running, award-winning weekly news program, Washington Watch with Roland Martin. Each morning, Martin – who also serves as the program’s managing editor – sifts through the headlines of the day to spotlight matters that greatly impact the African American community. In addition to television, News One Now reaches audiences 24/7 with exclusive program content and extended editorial on NewsOne.com and the NewsOne mobile app. News One Now is an evolution of Interactive One’s award-winning digital brand NewsOne.com that launched in 2008 and reaches millions of African Americans each month. Susan Henry is executive producer of News One Now. D’Angela Proctor is TV One’s head of original programming and production.
ABOUT TV ONE:
Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvone.tv) serves 57 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult Black viewers. The network is the exclusive home of News One Now, the only live daily news program targeting Black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is solely owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK, www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets Black and urban listeners.