Hmm..Mary Mary Gospel Singer Explains Why She Voted For Trump & Still Stands By Decision
When gospel singer, Tina Campbell, of the group, Mary Mary, wrote an open letter, asking everyone to “pray” for the president she voted for, Donald Trump, she got dragged to hell and back on social media. Well, apparently that has not dissuaded her from standing by her president, because now she’s spoken out again. In a recent interview with The Root, Tina further explained why she’s still backing Trump. This comes after the many seemingly divisive tactics Trump has utilized against many groups within our society- women, African Americans, the LGBT community, Latinos etc. Anywho, check out Tina’s explanations below.
Why she voted for Trump and not Hillary Clinton:
“I was faced with two presidential candidates that I really did not approve of,” said Campbell. “And so I had to find something, a commonality with one of them, that would make me feel like if I have to vote, I should utilize my right to vote. Since I don’t prefer either of them, what can I find that would make me vote? And some of Donald Trump’s views on Christianity, honestly, is what caused me to vote for him.”
Why she still stands by her vote:
“Many of the decisions that he has made afterwards, I have not been in agreement with at all, which I wasn’t in agreement with my last president that I voted for,” she added to The Root. “But however, as a Christian, my perspective is to pray for the president, to not use my social platforms or other platforms to try to destroy this man, because at the end of the day, he still represents the country that I live in.”
Tina also says that Black churches are making Trump a god:
“So all the fear that I was hearing in churches everywhere and amongst African-American people, I was like, ‘Man, we’re making a god out of this fellow. We think that our life is going to go to hell in a handbasket if he don’t get it right. And is he our god or is God our god? Are we going to pray for him or are we going to continue to bash him, which don’t help nothing?’
On why she doesn’t regret revealing her vote and support of Trump in her prior open letter:
“I don’t make those statements to become politically charged,” she continued. “I have an opinion and I expressed it because I was so disheartened from what I was hearing in churches in our community. So that is literally where that came from. Not a ‘Let me tell everybody how for Donald Trump I am and try to get everybody to be on the Trump train.’ That was not it.
Mary Mary’s reality show has had six successful seasons, but as of Spring 2017, Tina and her sister, Erica, filmed their last episode of the show, which premiered on Sept. 28th. Ironically, the show has now been cancelled. So it kinda makes me wonder if it had anything to do with low ratings due to Tina’s Trump endorsement. Not sure, but it’s highly possible. Let’s face it, most of their fans are not down with her ‘Trump train.’
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