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Bishop Wayne T. Jackson on Donald Trump's visit to his Detroit church: "I am not an Uncle Tom"

He says Trump will not speak during church service
Posted: 6:58 PM, Sep 02, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-03 16:50:29-04

When Bishop Wayne T. Jackson records a closed-door interview with Donald Trump Saturday to air on Jackson's Impact TV network next week, the presidential candidate will know some of the questions.

"And I didn't see nothing wrong with it. And if his camp was sitting down to prep him, I don't know, but my questions have always been true," the bishop told 7 Action News.

"If anyone says they got the questions, you read the questions and you will see that they are legitimate questions," he says.

But Jackson says no one from the Trump campaign will be telling him and the executives at the Impact Network how to edit the 30 minute interview.

Bishop Jackson also says that, contrary to published reports, Trump will not be speaking to the congregation at the 11 a.m. church service, but he will likely greet parishioners who are interested in speaking with him after that Saturday service.

And Jackson says he's not giving the Republican nominee any special treatment.

"I am not a Uncle Tom. I am not an Uncle Ruckus," says the bishop of Great Faith Ministries. "And I say that to say this: I've always helped in our community. I've always given in our community. I won't stop giving in our community and I want people to get that through their heads that this is not a rally, but he's coming to church. Who would stop anybody from coming to church?"

"And I didn't see nothing wrong with it. And if his camp was sitting down to prep him, I don't know, but my questions have always been true," the bishop told 7 Action News.

"If anyone says they got the questions, you read the questions and you will see that they are legitimate questions," he says.