Detroit Pastor Applauds Trump For Local Visit, Criticizes Biden And Obama

Detroit Pastor Lorenzo Sewell expressed his gratitude to President Donald Trump for visiting the “hood.” Sewell pointed out that neither President Joe Biden nor former President Barack Obama had made such visits. Sewell shared his thoughts during a roundtable discussion that Trump held with black leaders in Detroit.

Ahead of his Michigan meeting, Trump announced endorsements from several high-profile black community leaders. Sewell’s comments highlighted the absence of both Biden and Obama in the neighborhood. “President Obama never came to the ‘hood, so-to-speak, right? President Joe Biden, he went to the big NAACP dinner, but he never came to the ‘hood. So thank you,” Sewell said during the discussion.

Biden recently spoke at the NAACP’s Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner in Detroit, as reported by Fox News. In contrast, while Trump engaged with Detroit’s community leaders on Saturday, Biden and Obama were in Los Angeles for a fundraiser. According to CBS News, this event raised approximately $30 million for Biden’s campaign, setting a record for a single Democratic Party fundraiser.

Trump’s visit and the endorsements he received were significant, particularly in the context of his ongoing efforts to connect with black communities. Sewell’s remarks underscore a sentiment of being overlooked by past administrations, reflecting a broader desire for more direct engagement from national leaders.