Donald Trump’s botched meeting with black pastors, and the limits of old-school racial appeals

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Media Outlet: the Washington Post

A group of black pastors — with at least one notable exception — say the meeting was never going to end in some kind of mass endorsement of Donald Trump. It was just an invitation-only sit-down with Trump to talk politics.

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Janell Ross was a Class of 2016 & 2017 New America Fellow, writing a book about the racial wealth gap and the truths about its real origins laid bare by the Great Recession. She is a political reporter for the Washington Post.