PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Black Philadelphia pastor who confronted President Donald Trump over his campaign slogan “Make America Great Again,” says he’s not satisfied with the answer. Pastor Carl Day asked the question during a town hall meeting that aired yesterday.
“You’ve coined the phrase ‘Make America Great Again,’ when has America been great for African-Americans in the ghetto of America? Are you aware how tone-deaf that comes off to the African-American community?” Day asked Trump.READ MORE: 12-Year-Old Boy Shot In Strawberry Mansion
When pressed, the president said he has great respect for all races and said he hopes there is not a race problem in America.READ MORE: Teammates, Coaches Hold Emotional Vigil For Tyler Norton, Boy Killed In Pottstown House Fire
Today, the pastor told Eyewitness News he didn’t feel that was an answer.
“He struggled with it, I feel like he danced around the issue. He struggled to present an answer to me, which I figured he would rather than just acknowledge the fact that there hasn’t been a great era, there hasn’t been a great point of time here in America for disadvantaged African-Americans in this country,” Day said.MORE NEWS: Veterans Transform Historic Train Station Into 'Incredibly Special' Cafe In Radnor Township
The pastor said he will not be voting for Trump although he has not decided whether to vote for Joe Biden or a third-party candidate.