We’ve all heard some incredibly stupid and downright ridiculous things during the course of the 2016 race for the White House, but what happened this morning on CNN may wind up serving as the most bizarre thing yet.
Apostle Thomas Rodgers, Sr. of Antioch Road to Glory International Ministries in North Carolina, was speaking to Carol Costello about Trump’s chances among African-American voters when out of nowhere he said blacks should be given dual citizenship so they can go back to Africa and find jobs:
“African-Americans are the only people in the world who do not seek dual citizenship. That’s why Chicago gangs, California gangs, the Crips and the Bloods and Detroit in Michigan — we have gangs in the streets because blacks have no vision, they have no leadership.”
Apostle Rodgers has also advocated building a road from the United States to Africa, and Costello asked him about that idea. He replied:
“Matter of fact, where our ancestors came from, from the Indian Ocean all the way across the Atlantic Ocean, that’s 4,000 miles and we want to go back and help with the highways all the way across, to create jobs, train rails, pipelines, oil, petroleum. They create jobs for young people that can’t find jobs here, that the Democrats have not did.”
So what exactly is Rodgers trying to say? He gladly elaborated:
“To return. It’s a clause in the United Nations charter, our right to return, to help build infrastructure. Everybody don’t want to stay here. We are skilled people.”
Democratic strategist Angela Rye, who was also part of the discussion, couldn’t help but laugh and say that building a literal road back to Africa was “probably impossible.”
How’s that Trump outreach to African-Americans going? Clearly, it’s a disaster.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org