Several black pastors joined Donald Trump on-stage at a Virginia rally last night to publicly endorse his candidacy for president.
Dr. Steve Parson, a minister in Richmond, Virginia, joined eight others at a Manassas rally to show their support for the Republican front runner.
“People ask my ‘why are you endorsing Donald Trump?’ Well, in my opinion, he’s the best and the only one that can beat Hillary Clinton,” Parson said.
“We’ve got to win and one thing about Donald Trump is that he’s a winner. He knows how to create wealth. As a black minister, we’re right in the inner city and I’ll tell you, we need jobs, we need employment, we need businesses, and who better can help us help ourselves than Donald Trump?” Parson asked.
“I personally believe that this is a movement. I personally believe that we’re in a situation now where this country called America is going to come back and be made great again,” Parson said.
The pastor joined Trump in New York on Monday during a meeting with about 100 black ministers from across the country.
“When I met him, I had the feeling that this is a humble man. It’s not the image that we see out in public. This guy is a humble guy and has a heart for people,” Parson told WTVR after the meeting.
“He was there opening to our advice and wanted to hear from us. He wanted to get counsel from pastors,” Parsons said. “He asked for prayer and that’s powerful.”