Jim Brown is speaking out about his meeting with Donald Trump, revealing why he admires and "fell in love" with the president-elect and why the greatest people in his life were white. More inside….
NFL legend, actor and activist Jim Brown, along with former NFL star Ray Lewis, met with president-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower this week. And it caused an uproar online with some folks backing them up and others condemning them for turning their backs on the black community. Jim is literally in the history books for his civil rights activism especially during his time in the NFL, so his sudden affinity for Trump was...surprising.
Mr. Brown did an interview with CNN where he revealed the meeting was about issues in the black community and how Trump could help. Hmph. After the meeting, Jim Brown said he admires Trump. He said,
“When he goes through what he went through to become the president, he got my admiration. No one gave him a chance.” He added, “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.”
"What he went through..." Oh?
Jim was also asked how he felt about the lack of diversity in Trump’s cabinet. He opened up about how white people helped him throughout his career. In fact, he says the greatest people in his life are white.
“The three greatest people in my life were white, OK,” he said. “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.”
So we guess he's comfortable or whatever with how this ish is shaping up.
Peep the clips below:
While we don’t doubt there weren’t good white people in Jim’s life, are we just going to ignore the racist rhetoric Trump spewed during his campaign? And not just against African-Americans, he spewed hate against several miniorty groups and women. Are we just going to forget he said all this and have "Kumbaya" moments like nothing ever happened with no apology?
Did Jim Brown or Ray Lewis sit down with President Barack Obama to discuss issues in the black community? We remember them offering criticism, but...