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Black Pastor on Trump Interview: 'I Do Have New Questions'

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By    |   Friday, 02 Sep 2016 08:28 PM

The African-American pastor who will be interviewing Donald Trump said Friday that "I do have new questions" that he will be asking the Republican nominee when he interviews him at his church in Detroit on Saturday.

"Nobody's seen these questions but me, my secretary and a couple people close to me," Bishop Wayne Jackson of Great Faith Ministries International told Brooke Baldwin on CNN. "Some of these questions came from prominent black ministers around the country.

"I'm not a sellout or trying to be something that I'm not.

"We want answers. We're tired if it's Democrat or if it's Republicans.

"We need help — and we need somebody who's going to be in that office who is not going to give us more broken promises.

"I don't care who it is," Jackson said.

The New York Times reported Thursday it has obtained a "script" of the planned interview that included 12 questions Jackson submitted to the Trump campaign — and answers written by the nominee's advisers and black Republicans to try to keep Trump from saying the wrong thing.

The interview is to be edited and aired next week on Jackson's Christian cable channel, Impact Network, the Times reports.

"That interview would not be touched by Trump's camp or anybody associated with him," he told Baldwin.

Trump will also be touring Detroit with surrogate and former 2016 challenger Ben Carson, a Motor City native.

Jackson said he submitted the questions because "it didn't appear to be anything bad."

He spoke of when he submitted a pre-written prayer to the White House for an event featuring Vice President Joe Biden several years ago "to get it cleared."

"I didn't see any problems with it because this is not something that's unusual," Jackson said. "It is done all the time.

"If a person is going to be interviewed, you at least need to know what kind of questions are going to come before you."

Jackson, who said that he is a registered Democrat, told CNN that the Trump campaign approached him two months ago "because he wants to come into the black community to share what his policies will be.

"If we don't sit down and dialogue, then we don't know."

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