In a January interview with Alex Jones, Min. Louis Farrakhan revealed that he believes Donald Trump was “wise” for encouraging lawmakers to vet Muslims entering the country. Now Farrakhan is again praising Trump, this time for being an independent candidate who has no use for money from the “Jewish community.”
Trump “is the only member who has stood in front of the Jewish community and said ‘I don’t want your money,’” Farrakhan said in a sermon, according to POLITICO. “Any time a man can say to those who control the politics of America, ‘I don’t want your money,’ that means you can’t control me. And they can’t afford to give up control of the presidents of the United States.”
Farrakhan stopped short of endorsing Trump, however.
“Not that I’m for Mr. Trump,” he explained, “but I like what I’m looking at.”
The timing of Farrakhan’s comments is surprising considering Trump’s own Party is accusing him of racism.
“If a person wants to be the nominee of the Republican Party, there can be no evasion and no games. They must reject any group or cause that is built on bigotry. This party does not prey on people’s prejudices,” House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters today.