Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Is Louis Farrakhan Endorsing Donald Trump?

Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan says he likes what he's looking at in regards to  2016 Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Yeah, I'm having a WTF moment with the rest of you.

All that is needed here is a two sentence recap to confirm why you, I, and the next guy and gal are mind boggled.

1. Louis Farrakhan is a lifelong Muslim that heads up the largest Black Muslim organization in America.

2. Donald Trump is no friend to Black America, and has made Muslims a chief target  to be expunged from American soil.

So what's up with Farrakhan's coddling of Trump?

It's because Trump refuses to accept funds from Jews.

Speaking at the black nationalist organization's annual Savior's Day in Chicago, Farrakhan told parishioners that he admires Trump because he believes the celebrity billionaire's purportedly self-funded presidential campaign isn't taking money from the "Jewish community."

I've seen media reports that are saying Farrakhan is supporting Trump.

That's not true. At least not yet.

The Nation of Islam leader said, "Not that I'm for Mr. Trump, but I like what I'm looking at."

Translated - He likes a candidate not influenced or in need of outside money.

Heralding Trump, who arguably is out of touch with the Black Community and has little love for the Muslim community does cause some people to give Farrakhan the side eye.

"For Farrakhan, the enemy-of-my-enemy support for Trump is nothing new: Besides calling for a separate African American state, the Nation of Islam strongly believes Jews were responsible for the slave trade and that they're part of a vast conspiracy that controls the government, the media and the entertainment industry." -The Southern Poverty Law Center

If Farrakhan stops short of formally endorsing Trump he gets around this one. If he formally endorses Trump, he'll have a heck of a lot of explaining to do. And selling such an endorsement as "the candidate didn't accept Jewish dollars won't fly.

Hell, that one  won't even get off the ground.

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