Did you notice how Trump said that like he just learned it this morning?.@realDonaldTrump: "A lot of people don't realize" Abraham Lincoln was a Republican https://t.co/q9Gu8G8cMw https://t.co/i4kQQ7cPF2— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) September 3, 2016
(While he was there perhaps he could have also taught the congregation about the Southern Strategy, of which I am sure they are also quite aware.)
And don't think Trump was done spreading his "wisdom" with that history lesson either.
Yes I absolutely believe that he wrote that the other day and is not haltingly reading it for the first time.Thank you Great Faith Ministries International, Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, and Detroit!https://t.co/4Ucx678ZCC— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2016
Fortunately there were probably only a handful of African Americans offended as the place was very close to empty.
It appears that most of the neighborhood was outside protesting.Nowhere near a full crowd as Trump enters (far left) pic.twitter.com/kL1AlVukG4— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) September 3, 2016
Dozens of protesters gathered outside the church before Trump arrived, some of whom chanted, "Whose city? Our city!"
At one point, several tried to rush toward a gate near the church's entryway. Four police officers on horseback blocked them. Some of the protesters urged others to remain peaceful.
Lawrence Glass, the president of the Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Vicinity, addressed reporters and demonstrators at a news conference earlier in the morning, declaring that black voters "will not be trumpets to get his message of fear and hate out."
"He is speaking at a black church, which is not equivalent to speaking to a black church," Glass added.
Don't worry I am sure that the Trump team is already spinning this into a rollicking success.
See?Great visit to Detroit church, fantastic reception, and all @CNN talks about is a small protest outside. Inside a large and wonderful crowd!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2016
After all facts are just a matter of inconvenience for this campaign.