Earlier this year Tina Campbell, one half of the Gospel duo Mary Mary took to Facebook to share an interesting perspective on Donald Trump being named the 45th president of the United States. In her open letter she reveals that although she may not agree with everything he says, “I believe that the same God that created all of us has deposited greatness inside of him that goes far beyond what many of us have seen and what many of us could imagine.”
She goes on to say, “President Donald Trump is the elected leader of this nation so, as a citizen, I choose to be for him.”
In an interview with The Root last week, Campbell assures fans that although she spoke openly about Trump, the topic would never come up on the group’s reality show.
“You ain’t never going to see that in there. Donald Trump is not that much a part of my life. I had a perspective. I had a feeling. And I put it out there. I know there’s some people who don’t agree. I do not agree with a lot of the decisions that this man makes. And I made that very clear in my statement. I had a perspective. I had a feeling,” she said. “And I put it out there. I know there’s some people who don’t agree. I do not agree with a lot of the decisions that this man makes. And I made that very clear in my statement.”
“I was faced with two presidential candidates that I really did not approve of,” Campbell continued. “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.
“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. “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.
“So if I’m going to use my platform, my power, my voice, I ought to use it to pray for him. To pray that he would make wise decisions, that he would be true to the oath that he took, and to not incite fear by talking about everything that’s wrong, especially with people that’s my color,” she explained further.
Well Angela Rye ain’t buying it. The outspoken political activist and commentator shared her own thoughts about Campbell’s support of the commander-in-chief and it ends with a boycott of the gospel group.