Minister Farrakhan: I never endorsed Mr. Trump or Any of the Candidates."
CHICAGO—In an exclusive Final Call interview, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam responded to false reports that he has supported Donald Trump, the leading candidate for the presidential nomination of the Republican Party.
The interview was conducted by Richard B. Muhammad, Final Call editor-in-chief, who asked the Minister questions about what has been spread in the media.
“I never endorsed Mr. Trump or any of the candidates running for nomination to lead their party,” said Min. Farrakhan. “I could never endorse any candidate because not one of them is saying that which would save America from the Wrath of Allah (God),” he added. The interview followed in question and answer format, allowing the Minister speak directly and clearly to Black America and the world. Following are excerpts from thatextensive and wide ranging interview.
Final Call News : Many news outlets have reported or perhaps misreported that you “praised,” “endorsed,” “supported” or “commended” Donald Trump. What did you actually say and what’s your view of Mr. Trump?
Minister Farrakhan: I never endorsed Mr. Trump or any of the candidates who are running for the nomination that would make them the leader of their party. I said of Mr. Trump that I give him credit as the only one who stood in front of “some” members of the Jewish community and told them he did not need or want their money. This was very big because any man who is able to stand on his own is free enough to do what is in the best interest of the country. That is what I said and that is what I meant.
On another occasion, I said I liked what I am looking at because I felt he had a strength required of anyone who wished to save America, or move away the Wrath of Allah (God) plaguing not only America but the world with the forces of nature.
I could never endorse any candidate because not one of them is saying that which would save America from the Wrath of Allah (God).
Final Call News: What should any candidate or presidential hopeful be looking at doing to avert the Wrath of God from striking America?
Minister Farrakhan: This is the Day of Judgement or justice for those who have been deprived of it, and the most deprived of justice are the Black man and woman of America and the Native American people. So the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said Allah God has come to fight the battle of justice for the Black man and woman of America and it is He who is plaguing America with the disasters of unusual rain, hail, snow, and soon earthquakes. So if the Black man and woman and the Native Americans, or Indians, are not in the equation of those running for the high office of the Presidency of the United States, if we are not in the equation for justice, then none of these candidates can save America from the Wrath of Allah (God).
Final Call: Thank you very much for this interview. We can close it, unless there’s any kind of closing remark you would like to deliver.
Minister Farrakhan: I wanted to make it very clear: Not one of these candidates could I endorse knowing the history of National Elections and the promises that are made to our people that never get fulfilled.”
I want our people to beware that no matter how good the promise is—it is not to be carried out. The only thing I say again that will make America safe is to: Let the Black man and woman go into a state or territory of our own, and help us in that territory for the next 20 to 25 years until we are able to go for self. This will solve the problem between Black and White. And Allah (God) promises that America will get an extension of time and the Wrath of God will be turned aside from this nation.