In line with keeping your enemies even closer, think of this: President Trump Wants Colin Kaepernick, Quarterback He Vilified, and Kanye West for Summit on Race. And while there may be votes in it – as there should be if this kind of thing turns out to make progress – the undoubted motivation is to try to alleviate an existing problem.
President Donald Trump has given the green light to multiple meetings with athletes and musical artists to discuss race, Cleveland-based pastor Darrell Scott, an outside adviser to the White House adviser, tells PEOPLE.
“He is 100 percent for it,” says Scott, who spoke with Trump for about 20 minutes in the Oval Office following an outdoor ceremony at the White House for Thursday’s National Day of Prayer. “He was very enthusiastic about it.”
Kanye West, who recently had a Twitter love-fest with Trump, has been invited, says Scott, along with former NFL star Colin Kaepernick and other athletes and musicians of multiple races and ethnicities. . . .
Scott expects Trump will be in attendance. “We don’t want to sanitize it. I want people from the left to attend. I want it to get heated but I want it to be respectful,” says Scott.
“I want them to see and know the Donald Trump I know and they will say, ‘This guy isn’t who I’ve been lead to believe he is.’”
He’s a fixer and a uniter and a problem solver, unlike say another previous president who was none of these.