Burgess Owens, former football player who won a Super Bowl with the Oakland Raiders in 1980 and currently an outspoken black leader and a practicing Mormon praised republican Donald Trump for attending a black church in Detroit on Saturday:
It’s so refreshing to finally hear somebody talking about this after eight years of a black president who didn’t. I hope the people really take the time to understand, we’re looking for answers. It’s now time, the promises of sixty years to go away and take a look at the people who are suffering. Black misery is at an all-time high and it’s under Democratic policies. It’s nice that somebody is finally talking about it. Going to Detroit and going to places that really need to see it.
While he was at it he urged the entire Congressional Black Caucus to resign for pursuing power rather than pursuing solutions for the black community in the United States. He singled out John Lewis and Elijah Cummings:
I disagree in a big way with Black Lives Matter and this young quarterback who just did this demonstration recently. We can agree on one thing. We can agree that there is black oppression. And I’m going to ask them to join with me, to stand with me, to ask John Lewis, Elijah Cummings, and the Black Caucus to retire immediately. They have done absolutely nothing for the black race for the decades they’ve been in place other than vote and support 100% with no backbone whatsoever the anti-Black policies of the Democratic Party.