Donald Trump Receives Israeli Prayer Shawl From Detroit Pastor

"Our city!" This was the one of the first largely African-American audiences Trump has addressed since becoming a presidential candidate.

"I believe that Trump coming to Detroit is a joke, and I'm ashamed of the pastor who invited him", she said.

"I want to make America prosperous for everyone", Trump told his Detroit audience, "I want to make this city the economic envy of the world".

Trump on Saturday vowed if elected to bring jobs back to those communities, including many with impoverished black neighborhoods, and to provide a better education for the children who live in them.

Trump asked black voters at a rally last month, trying to persuade them to vote for him.

"What do you have to lose?" he said, addressing African Americans in a speech in OH less than two weeks ago to an overwhelmingly white audience.

"Well I think you'll be able to see how Mr. Trump really does care and can relate to the African-American community more so than has Trump at a majority African-American congregation", Burns said. "Now it's a little different from a Presbyterian church", he said.

"I'm here today to learn", said Trump.

Trump has argued that his emphasis on job creation would help minority communities in a way that Democrats have failed to. Lawrence said. "I don't want my grandchild to listen to the rhetoric that she, as a woman and as an African-American, is classified and stereotyped as uneducated", Lawrence said.

Rabbi Ron Kronish, a senior advisor for the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel, told Haaretz that the presentation distorted the meaning of the prayer shawl, adding that the object has no miraculous significance in Judaism.

'The African-American faith community has been one of God's greatest gifts to America and its people'.

"Those who seek office do not do enough to step into the community and learn what's going on".

But the risky nature of the visit was underscored by what appeared to be unusually cautious planning by the Trump campaign. He said he thought for a while that Trump was going to run a serious campaign, and liked that his position on trade tracked with that of the Democratic primary contender and U.S. Sen.

"We talk past each other, not to each other". "When you're running for president you're supposed to tell me what are your solutions".

Jackson had said he submitted questions in advance, but it was not known whether the two men went off script.

Carson told The Detroit News that Trump will "provide a ladder of opportunity" in urban areas he believes have been neglected by Democrats, who have always been favored by African-American voters.

Surrounded by security and a swarm of reporters, Trump spoke briefly with the home's current owner, Felicia Reese.

Trump joked that since Carson grew up there, the location was famous: 'This house is worth a lot of money!' Polls show Clinton with overwhelmingly more support from blacks and Hispanics.

Detroit has the highest percentage of black residents - more than 80 percent - of any large American city.

  • Salvatore Jensen