Donald Trump met with NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown Tuesday to talk about a program he runs aimed at motivating and helping people improve the quality of their lives, one that could be used as a model in the Trump administration.
Brown, a fullback for the Cleveland Browns from 1957 to 1965, entered Trump Tower in New York with Darrell Scott, senior pastor of New Spirit Revival Center Ministries. Scott explained that Trump was meeting Brown to talk about his program.
“Mr. Trump has made his promises to the African-American community,” Scott said. “Jim Brown has this program, the Ameri-I-Can Program. It’s been very effective. So I’m trying to put them together, rather than invent a new vehicle to utilize to help the African-American community, we got a vehicle.”
“We just gotta put some gas in it, maybe wax it up, shine it up a little bit and get it going, and he’s just the person,” he said.
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“It deals with most of the issues that the black community has,” Scott added. “It deals with minority empowerment, entrepreneurship, crime, gangs, drugs, education, prison reform, all of that is in this one program.”
“We can use this program to hit the ground running,” he said.
Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker and sportscaster Ray Lewis was also seen Tuesday morning headed up to a meeting with Trump.
While Lewis was renowned as a linebacker for the Ravens, he was also a controversial figure due to his involvement in a double murder in Atlanta in 2000. Lewis, along with two other men, was charged with murder for the deaths of Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar but pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice.