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Monday, August 29, 2016

On Jan. 14, 1999, Jesse Jackson said of Donald Trump: "Aside from all of his style and his pizzazz, he's a serious person who's an effective builder of buildings and a builder of people." In 1984 and 1988 when he (Jackson) was running for president, he appreciated that Trump took his candidacy seriously when others didn't-Excerpts from 1998 and 1999 Rainbow Push Coalition Wall Street Conferences, Cspan

Above, Jan. 14, 1998, Donald Trump, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, at Rainbow Push Coalition Wall Street Conference on helping blacks and other minorities get jobs and start businesses. "Trump helping black people for 30 years," published on Aug 26, 2016"
1/14/1999, Jesse Jackson says of Donald Trump: "Aside from all of his style and his pizzazz, he's a serious person who's an effective builder of buildings and a builder of people." (1:53)

Comment: Hillary (who is white) made a speech on Aug. 25, 2016 accusing Donald Trump of being racist against blacks. Jesse Jackson (who is black) is shown in 1998 and 1999 on CSpan video praising Trump for working with his Rainbow coalition helping black people and other minorities get jobs and start businesses. Jackson on 1/14/1999 referred to Trump as his brother. (20:10) He said Trump was also helpful to him in 1984 and 1988 when he (Jackson) was running for president, that Trump took his candidacy seriously which some others didn't. (approx. 53:00) Rush Limbaugh, 8/26: "Donald Trump has been in public life for 30 years. People have worked for Trump....He's hosted TV shows. He's worked with top-level executives.... At no time in those 30 years did anybody ever say Donald Trump was a racist, and then all of a sudden when he seeks the presidency opposite a Democrat, guess what?"

Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton (who are black), seen in above image with Trump in 1998, have personal experience with Trump over decades and don't accuse him of being a racist. Why isn't that making headlines? The occasion of the white person's attack is that she's running against Trump for president. Instead of speaking about the big problems facing Americans and America and how or if she would fix them, she chooses to make hateful personal attacks. Has she told people over the decades she's known Trump that he is racist? Is she saying he all of a sudden became a racist because he's running for president as she is?

Following are CSpan excerpts from Jesse Jackson's 1998 and 1999 Rainbow Push Coalition Wall St. events to help blacks and other minorities in business. Jackson speaks about Trump and introduces him:

Jan. 1998 Jackson event

CSpan2, Jan. 14, 1998, "Rainbow Push Coalition hosted a 3 day forum on Wall Street, minority businesses, and executives."

Jan. 14, 1998, Jesse Jackson at Rainbow Push Coalition 3 day Wall St. Event, held at World Trade Center, thanks Trump who is in attendance: "I do want to express thanks to you, Donald Trump, for being with us tonight. We need your building skills, your gusto, your great package for people on Wall Street who represent diversity. And we thank you for coming tonight. Let's give Donald Trump a big hand."...

At 9:00 in this Jan. 14, 1998 CSpan2 clip, Jackson speaks of Trump: Donald, you are the largest builder on the lower end of Manhattan, and for that you are respected. Deal maker, comeback artist, you know how to put packages together." How would you suggest the same success could be brought to the northern end of Manhattan?

Trump begins his remarks by thanking Percy Sutton, (11:30) noting Sutton was Manhattan Borough President at the time Trump was doing the Commodore Hotel, and says he couldn't have done it without Percy. The Commodore Hotel became the Grand Hyatt.


Second clip in top video, Jan. 14, 1999, Jackson introduces Trump and notes he also spoke for the group in 1998. Cspan: "Rainbow Push Coalition Wall Street project conference." C-Span video of Jackson's Jan. 14, 1999 Rainbow Wall St. forum: Among speakers, Donald J. Trump President Trump Organization

At 20:14 (1/14/1999) Jackson mentions Trump in his introductory remarks: "We had my friend and brother Donald Trump on the panel last year (1998). And I asked Donald in that dialogue, Donald, what is missing? You are the number one builder in Manhattan on the South end of Manhattan. Only you and Michael Jordan occupy air space. Give a hand to Donald Trump." Trump (below) remains seated and acknowledges the applause. (Sitting next to him is Roger Ailes):

Jan. 1999, Trump at Jackson event

Later @ 53:00, Jesse Jackson introduces Trump's remarks at the Jan. 1999 Rainbow Push Coalition event:

"I now want to bring forth a friend, who has, well, he is deceptive in that his social style is such one can miss his seriousness and his commitment, but his success is beyond argument. When we opened this Wall Street project and we talked about it, you gave us much space at 40 Wall Street. Which was to make a statement about our having a presence there, and beyond that, in terms of reaching out and being inclusive, he's done that too. And created for many people a comfort zone when I ran for the presidency in '84 and '88, and many others thought it was either laughable or something more, he came to our business meeting here in New York because he has this sense of the curious and the will to risk to make things better.

And so aside from all of his style and his pizzazz, he's a serious person who's an effective builder of buildings and a builder of people. (1:53) Last year (1998) he was a part of our workshop about challenges and opportunities. And so this, a year later, Donald Trump, for a few minutes challenges and opportunities to embrace the underserved communities. Donald Trump."

Trump: "I will tell you a large percentage of the people and especially in construction that are building these great jobs are black and minorities and I'm very proud of it. We have close to 25 percent, and I think the number's going up. And they do a great job, there are no better builders than we have in New York, and a big percentage of that is black and minority folks. So I just want to thank everybody for being here, I look forward to some questions. And then, I don't know how we're ever going to leave this building today because if you look outside, it is terrible. But we'll figure a way, there's always a way, and thank-you, thank-you, Jesse, and congratulations."


Extras: Appalachia is sometimes known as "the white side of black:" (40:00) For the Jan 1999 event, Jackson had invited some people from Appalachia and made a point of introducing them at the beginning of the program. They were a few people sitting in the back of the room. Jackson invited them to come  and sit in front, said they didn't need to start in the back of the bus "as we did." (approx. 10:30) Later, around 40:00, he mentioned that Appalachia is sometimes known as "the white side of black." 

Extra #2: Roger Ailes was among speakers at the Jan. 1999 forum. Speaking from the podium, Ailes said he's known Rev. Jackson for many years, and:

Ailes: "I keep telling him (Jackson) I can get him elected president but he's going to have to run as a Republican." (45:00) (crowd laughs)


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