Memphis Bishop Meets With White House Staff Instead Of President Trump During D.C. Trip

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A Memphis bishop was among several African-American clergymen invited to the White House Tuesday to talk with the President. Instead, the group was met by Trump’s senior staff.

Bishop David Hall’s team shared photos from his trip. The hour-long meeting was aimed to discuss prison reform, education, and legislation.

Bishop Hall, the Memphis Black Farmers Association President, said he also spoke on how discrimination has hurt black farmers, but also praised the President’s bailout for famers impacted by tariffs.

“We know if there is to be a healthy society, inclusion is a big part of it whether it be economic, social, or whatever, whether its housing or financing,” said Bishop Hall.

Bishop Hall said he was not disappointed they did not meet the President. He noted the White House hospitality was great.

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