“He (the president) is your reflection,” the leader of the ‘Nation of Islam,’ Minister Louis Farrakhan, recently told the Americans who are very upset with Trump’s image. He went on to urge President Trump to repent for America’s sins.
Farrakhan, in his wide-ranging, 2-hour speech held at the Watergate Hotel, did touch on issues as varied as race relations, North Korea and relations between the Muslims in the Middle East—in what he called “address” to president Trump.
“Mr. President, you will not make America great again. Not in our time,” Farrakhan, 84, said referring to the president’s campaign slogan: “Make America Great Again.”
“America became great by killing Native Americans. This country became great by enslaving us—bringing us from Africa into the U.S to work in the cotton fields. You aren’t going to get that chance back anymore.”
Formed in Detroit in the ‘30s, the ‘Nation of Islam,’ in part aims to free the blacks from “servitude” to Western civilization.
Farrakhan urged the president to “repent for each of the evils which America has done to [us] and to the other peoples of the world.”
Last year, during the presidential campaigns, Farrakhan sent some mixed signals the then Republican candidate, indicating that he saw some true reflection of his global view in Trump’s rhetoric.
Some of the things that he concurred with were Trump’s talk of a “worldwide power structure” which has rigged the economy.
Mr. Farrakhan has long promoted some conspiracy theories, blaming the Jews and Israel for the September 11 attacks, and also accusing the Jews of controlling the U.S government.
Trump has openly called some Mexican immigrants “rapists,” and advocated policies which put the Muslims under general suspicion. He has also been decried for being slow to curb white supremacists.
And in his recent speech, Farrakhan assured the world that Trump is just being “transparent” and “real,” about “what he truly is.”
He went on to say that some are angry with Trump because they “wanted him to put on a fake suit and act presentably—like the thieves who dress in suits—and tell lies,” but instead trump is consistently showing the America’s true image.
“You’re angry because Trump is your reflection,” Farrakhan added. “He is an anomaly. And you cannot make him be what you desire of him so that you can comfortably say, ‘that is my president.’ Unfortunately, Trump wasn’t created that way.”