'Black Men For Bernie' Founder Now Backing Trump, Warns He'll Rescind Support if the Donald Doesn't Deliver
How can Bruce Carter, the man behind the Black Men for Bernie organization that was something of a sensation during the Democratic primaries and Democratic Convention, back a candidate Sanders has so adamantly warned against? Fox News host Alan Colmes had to find out. But to his surprise, Carter's support comes with some conditions.
"How do you go from the progressive, forward-thinking Bernie Sanders to the retrogressive strongman wannabe Donald Trump?" Colmes asked Carter.
"For me it's been easy, once I understood the condition of urban communities that have been under the leadership of the Democratic party," Carter told Colmes.
"Bernie Sanders ran as a Democrat," Colmes retorted, pointing to the fact that Carter could have thrown his support behind Trump during the primaries.
"How do you go from Bernie Sanders way over to Donald Trump?" Colmes asked again. "They're such different people with different agendas, different relationships with the African-American community."
Carter then revealed that it wasn't so much about Trump's plan for urban communities that attracted him to the GOP nominee; it was his own.
"The thing is, we have a plan, so it's not about Donald Trump... We'll tell [Trump] what we want," Carter revealed. "Here's what I said to the campaign and everyone else. We'll have a sit-down; we'll say exactly what we require for our vote, and at the end of the day, that's something he'll agree to or he won't."
"There's a book called The Art of The Deal," Carter said. "We're setting the table for the deal."