[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

9/11 was a bank heist

Dear God, Hillary Clinton. Please, Just Go.

Mexico dispatches two Boeing 727s full of federal police officers to intercept migrant caravan from Honduras heading to the US....

stop this onslaught - and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!

High School Girls Admitted to Making False Sexual Assault Accusations Against a Male Student Because They ‘Just Don’t Like Him’

Newly Released Video Challenges Cop's Story in Shooting of Autistic Teen

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ performance canceled again at Shorewood HS; boy in custody

‘Golfcart Gail’ calls cops on black dad at his kid’s soccer game

You Want to Make America Great Again? Start by Making America Free Again

YouTube users question sanity, reality as service goes dark worldwide (YouTube DOWN, gone)

Trump voter begs for forgiveness: 'Sorry I voted for him -- I've enabled this monster'

Ben Shapiro Explains Socialism in 2 Minutes

Creepy Porn Lawyer slam dunked by Trump in Federal court

Feds raise rate 6 times under Trump but once/twice under Obama

‘I Stand for the Flag, I Kneel at the Cross’: PA Dem Forced to Resign After Facebook Posts Deemed Offensive

Warren’s DNA test mocked, as GOP cites study showing average Native-American link could be stronger

Warren Releases DNA Results, Challenges Trump Over Native American Ancestry

Did Saudis, CIA Fear Khashoggi 9/11 Bombshell?

Portland citizens jeer cowardly anarchists, cheer police! (short version)

With the Saudis, Trump Shows Timidity

Four Democrats Caught in Voter Fraud Ring Targeting Seniors in Fort Worth

'YOU'RE FREE, MAN!' Somalian whose deportation from UK was stopped by outraged Heathrow passengers revealed as gang-rapist who attacked teen girl

Police seeking person who put googly eyes on historic Georgia statue

Antifa mob that should be shot and killed on site

Ford Just Came To Trump' Defense & Destroyed Fake News Media & Their Lies: Tariffs & Their Layoffs

Trident Juncture 2018 Is About to Kick Off: NATO’s Big War Games Near Russia’s Borders Never End

Who Runs Bartertown? (Perpetual Taxes on Property)

'The president of a country should not publicly ridicule a woman who courageously comes forward': Anal Clooney skips royal wedding to take a hit at Trump at Pennsylvania women's conference

Christine Blasey Ford's bogus 'bravery' award nomination

War on Choice: UK Government Sets ‘Calorie Cap’ for Pizzas, Burgers… Even Soup

Good bye ... NFL --- been good knowing you.

M*A*S*H Goes to the Junkyard

Donald Trump Defends Medicare, a Socialist Program, from the Threat of Socialism

I'm at the Trump rally in Warren County Ohio

Libertarian and Police Accountability Pages Deleted in Facebook Purge

US Openly Threatens Russia with War: Goodbye Diplomacy, Hello Stone Age

Trump Signs Landmark Music Bill Into Law

Swedish media try to cover up gang rape of girl by ‘Muslim migrants’ – Facebook censored posts as well

No Charges for Grandpa Who Shot an Officer on His Property to Protect His Grandkids

The Last Rebels: 25 Things We Did as Kids That Would Get Someone Arrested Today

Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Sues Bandmates for Kicking Him Out of the Group

Rockland County man arrested for building 200-pound bomb, plotting to detonate it in DC on election day

London: 423 new mosques, 100 Shariah courts, more than in many Muslim countries

Layoffs Coming: Tariffs Cost Ford $1 Billion, Company Will Cut Jobs

When Taylor Swift Comes Out For Democrats, She's Brave, A Role Model; When Kanye Comes Out For Trump, He's ‘Token Negro,’ Mentally Ill, ‘Uncle Tom'

Chief Justice Roberts Requests Tenth Circuit To Investigate Kavanaugh Ethics Questions

5 Possible Reasons Incivility and Outrage Are on the Rise

America’s Disastrous Occupation of Afghanistan Turns 17 And the Taliban are in their strongest position in just that many years.

Michelle Obama’s vacation is over. Now she’s claiming her own spotlight.

Limo Company Owner in Crash Revealed as F.B.I. Informant, Recruiter of Terrorists, Fraudster


Status: Not Logged In; Sign In

The Establishments war on Donald Trump
See other The Establishments war on Donald Trump Articles

Title: Trump’s Favorite Pastor Wants to Run for Congress to Help Purge ‘Backstabbing’ Republicans
Source: The Daily Beast
URL Source: https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump ... purge-backstabbing-republicans
Published: Nov 13, 2017
Author: Lachlan Markay & Asawin Suebsaeng
Post Date: 2017-11-13 10:06:27 by Willie Green
Keywords: None
Views: 88

One of Donald Trump’s favorite pastors is laying the groundwork for a potential congressional run in Ohio—and he wants to do it on an exclusively pro-Trump platform.

For months, Darrell Scott, a 58-year-old, Cleveland-area pastor and alumnus of Trump’s presidential transition team, has been mulling a primary challenge to Rep. David Joyce (R-OH) in the upcoming midterms. Recently, however, he has made more serious strides, rather than merely toying with the idea.

Scott says he still texts with Steve Bannon, Trump’s former top strategist, about a potential run, and that Fox News host Sean Hannity, whom he calls his good “buddy,” has shown an interest in him running. The pastor said he had a private, two-hour meeting with Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s one-time campaign manager, last week to discuss his political ambitions. He’s talked to members of the RNC and the Ohio GOP to take their temperature on his possible candidacy. Scott has also been attempting to line up potential donors and high-profile endorsers should he decide to challenge Joyce, whom he calls “anti-Trump” and “Do Nothin’ Dave.”

Scott told The Daily Beast that he already has the support of several members of President Trump’s family, and that his “main motivation” to run would be that “the president needs more support in Congress.” In fact, if he were to win election, he said he would stop serving in Congress once Trump left his office too.

“When [Trump’s] out, I’m out,” Scott said. “We need more Trump guys in Congress, and I’m a Trump guy.”

Scott’s plotting of a potential campaign comes at a time when the GOP is at a psychological crossroads over the direction its candidates should take in the 2018 midterms. Scott embodies one distinct avenue: an unapologetic, unabashedly Trumpian approach. But after the losses the Republican Party endured in last week’s elections—especially in Virginia where gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie tanked after tearing pages out of the Trump political playbook—the party has begun wrestling with whether to place a large bet on Trumpism’s future.

As Scott would tell it, they’d be insane not to.

Last week, Scott was in Washington, D.C., meeting with Trump-world luminaries at an election night anniversary party at Trump International Hotel. As an early booster of Trump he was an outlier in African-American communities. But at the hotel, he was right at home. He mingled in a crowd that included former campaign hands Lewandowski, David Bossie, Michael Caputo, and Katrina Pierson. Scott was also spotted chatting with the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., now a central figure in the Trump-Russia mess.

“Darrell, love Darrell,” Trump Jr. told The Daily Beast.

During the party, Scott was gregarious. He opened up the excesses of his teenage years, before he found God, when his narcotic of choice was cocaine and he “drank more by the time I was 16 than you, [The Daily Beast reporter] will in your whole life.”

Scott posed for photos at the event, which were subsequently posted on the Facebook page of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump, a group he leads. And he was, at times, a bit more candid than he intended to be.

“I’m running for Congress!” he proclaimed when approached by The Daily Beast outside of the hotel. He and his would-be campaign manager—Stow, Ohio, city councilman Matt Riehl—later walked that back. He’s considering a run, they insisted, but hasn’t made a decision.

“In making this decision, I still have to talk to people who are more astute in politics than I am,” Scott conceded. “I’m pretty ignorant when it comes to politics with regards to the political machine… But I’m praying on it, and haven’t received an answer to my prayers yet.”

Scott wanted to also emphasize how close he was to the president. When asked if he is planning to campaign for Trump in 2020, he immediately replied, “of course, we’re family, man.” He claimed that during the presidential transition, Trump offered him a job. “I told him no,” he said. “I didn’t give him a chance to offer me a [specific] position. I keep telling people, I’m not a politician. I’m a people-tician.”

Still, that hasn’t stopped Scott from strongly considering a House run, or from pitching in to help the administration in the ways that he can. Scott noted that he was working closely with the White House on an “urban revitalization” plan—“the black people plan,” he jokingly called it—and that he still talks with Trump from time to time even though the president “is busy these days.” Soon, he may be able to cast votes for Trump’s agenda in addition to pitching in from the outside.

“I plan on making some type of announcement in December, as to whether or not I’m going to do it,” Scott promises.

Post Comment   Private Reply   Ignore Thread  


[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Please report web page problems, questions and comments to webmaster@libertysflame.com