A prominent black clergyman who once marched with civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis said he and other black lawmakers who delegitimize President-elect Donald Trump’s election are “on the wrong side of history.”
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Rev. William Owens, the founder and president of the Coalition of African-American Pastors, appeared on “Fox Report Weekend” and said , “Mr. Trump is our president,” despite the refusal of black lawmakers to attend the inauguration
“I think what they are looking at is a way to find out why Hillary Clinton was not elected,” he told Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner.
“She was not elected because of what the Russians did; she was not elected because of what she said,” referring to her statement that the United States must change its religious beliefs.
Owens also reiterated an announcement he made the day before at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
“We should respect the law,” he said. “Give Mr. Trump a chance.”
Owens said that although he has not had a chance to sit down with Congressman Lewis and others, he would welcome it.
“There’s too much at stake for us to pimp the black community,” he said. “I want to have a dialog with Mr. Lewis, with Mr. Al Sharpton and with other black leaders. I’ll show you my facts; you show me yours.”
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