The Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference ended Sunday, and Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, a former Democrat who grew up on an Alabama plantation, named the Congressional Black Caucus one of many “race hustlers” that work to “keep black Americans angry and demoralized for power and wealth to themselves.”
“They keep them in a state of anger and confusion so they can use them for their personal gain,” Peterson said. Other named “race hustlers” are President Barack Obama, the NAACP, many black preachers, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan and more.
Peterson believes Obama’s legacy will be “a failure. He’s a socialist. He has not impacted the lives of black Americans for the good.” He continued, “He will go down in history as the worst, the most resented president we have ever had thus far.”
Asked to react to former President Bill Clinton’s claims that Republican nominee Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” message is a dog-whistle to southern white racists, Peterson pointed out, “Bill Clinton is a liar.”
He said Democrats throw the word racism around to keep black Americans “brainwashed and dumb-downed and angry just to get the vote.”
In this exclusive video interview for The Daily Caller News Foundation, Rev. Peterson said that “Many black people don’t like Hillary. They like him [Bill].”
As new polls show record numbers of blacks surprisingly supporting the Republican nominee for president, Peterson said many blacks like Trump’s courage, his authenticity in speaking and his independence. He is also a Trump fan.
Peterson described Black Lives Matter, embraced by Obama, as “evil, wicked, an agitating group.”
“They are worse than the KKK. If BLM was a white organization, and doing exactly what they are doing now, America would not accept them,” Peterson said. But, because Obama gives them support, and white people are afraid, “they are allowed to bring on destruction in this country.”
“Can you imagine a bunch of people shouting, ‘What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want them? Now!’ and then people go out and start killing cops, and Barack Obama still accepts these people?,” he said, speaking of the chants heard at Black Lives Matter events.
Despite living under Jim Crow laws, Peterson was never taught to hate white people. Instead he remembers being guided to treat people as they would like to be treated.
In this video, Peterson details his path from Jim Crow times, to feeling angry with whites, to his personal transformation that gave him “perfect peace” 28 years ago. Then, he asked God to forgive him for being a Democrat, he said. When he became a conservative Republican, “that’s when all hell broke loose, because it’s easier to be a member of the KKK than it is to be a black conservative Republican,” Peterson says.
He started the organization BOND to help black families and black men without getting one dime from the government.