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Trump to Meet With Black Church Congregation in Detroit

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By    |   Wednesday, 31 Aug 2016 04:21 PM

Donald Trump is visiting a Detroit church with a predominantly black congregation this weekend, but won't speak and "is coming to be interviewed," the church leader tells the Detroit Free Press.

The GOP nominee is scheduled to attend a fellowship service Saturday at the Great Faith Ministries, where he'll have a private one-on-one interview with Bishop Wayne Jackson, the Free Press reports.

"His candidacy has stirred up a lot of emotions with people saying he's a racist, and people saying, 'I don't want to hear him' and 'How could you bring him here,'" Jackson tells the newspaper.

"He's coming to be interviewed. This is not a Trump rally. This is an opportunity for a dialogue."

Trump has been courting black voters recently, but Jackson tells the Free Press that the GOP nominee "has not connected."

"He needs to come to African-American communities," Jackson said. "You can't talk to African-Americans in white venues."

Jackson tells the Free Press that Trump will "sit in service and have the experience in the black church, and then he and I will be in this office and do an interview for the Impact Network that will be aired later on."

The Christian network reaches 50 million homes, according to its website.

"Just like any visitor, there will be fellowship at the service, and he can talk to people one-on-one," Jackson added.

Jackson tells the Free Press his congregation trusts him.

"They know that I'm not going to put anything or anyone in front of them that I feel is going to be harmful, and I feel we should have an educated conversation about what you're going to do," he said.

"He will be talking to voters just like when he sits down with any news agency, like CNN. Every time he's on Fox or MSNBC, he's talking to voters."

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