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From left, football hall-of-famer Jim Brown, former football player and Ray Lewis and Pastor Darrell Scott talk to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

 

First Kanye, now Jim Brown – who along with fellow former footballer Ray Lewis – met with Trump today in New York. The meeting was about African-American issues and Brown’s take away was so good that he “fell in love” with the president-elect.

“I fell in love with him because he really talks about helping African-American, black people and that’s why I’m here,” said Brown, a man many consider to be one of the NFL’s greatest running backs.

Besides being famous for his heralded athletic and then acting career, Brown, 80, is also a noted activist who heads his Amer-I-Can program. It’s a program/service that works with young men who’ve been “touched” by the prison industrial complex. Needless to say, he and his operation is just what Trump says he’s looking for because he wants to help “the blacks.”

Now that he’s fan, Brown told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin that Trump’s resilience is proof of his worthiness of the nation’s highest office.

“When he goes through what he went through to become the president, he got my admiration,” noted Brown. “No one gave him a chance.”

A 1971 inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and eight-time NFL rushing leader, Brown is well-known for his work in the African-American community. However, as the subject turned to race on Tuesday, he revealed some lesser-known details to Baldwin and her viewers.

“The three greatest people in my life were white, OK. My high school coach, my high school superintendent and my mentor in Manhasset, Long Island,” he said.

So, in vocally supporting Trump, Brown sees no conflict of ideology. He maintains that his work focus on the human race above all.

“When I come out of the box, I don’t come out of the box as racial,” he said. “I look for good people and people that will be like-minded and help me try to do good for other human beings.”

Interesting comment Mr. Brown. Interesting, indeed. In any event, Brown also told Baldwin that he didn’t vote for Trump. He cast his ballot for Hillary Clinton. But no matter, he’s found a new friend in the White House.

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