Jim Brown im­pressed by Trump, will­ing­ness to cross party lines

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Douglas Ernst — Dave Boyer

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.”

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