Jim Brown impressed by Trump, willingness to cross party lines
NFL great and Amer-I-Can founder Jim Brown has had a massive change of heart on President-elect Donald Trump.
After a meeting at Trump Tower on Tuesday, one of the greatest football players of all time and a man who has worked to improve inner cities for decades, told CNN he was impressed with the Republican’s plans. “We talked about making America a better country. We talked about the poor people. We talked about African-American people. We talked about education, getting rid of violence. Dealing with economic development realistically and how to work together,” Mr. Brown told the network.
When asked why he went to Trump Tower, he replied: “I’ll tell you. The president of the United States brought me. My president. He won it fair and square. … he’s amenable to listening to people who did not vote for him.”
Mr. Brown founded the Amer-I-Can Program in 1988, which teaches young people necessary life skills and instills values conducive to success. shooting, said he still shares their grief.
“We’re still inspired by the survivors and the families who have worked to make a difference. And we’ve tried to change,” he said.
But he said Congress “failed to pass gun safety reforms, including universal background checks that had the bipartisan support of the vast majority of Americans.”