There’s been a lot of talk (you think?) about President Donald Trump’s rally last week in Greenville, N.C.
You know, the one where the crowd chanted “Sent her back! Send her back!” in regard to U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.
Well, the furor over the rally prompted the Washington Post to go to church — in Greenville.
The result? Pretty good, actually.
Here’s how the Post frames its news-feature:
GREENVILLE, N.C. — The Rev. Stephen Howard knew President Trump’s speech was going to be unsettling for his city and his mostly black church the moment he saw people had lined up at 4 a.m. Wednesday to get into the arena.
These were his congregants’ neighbors and co-workers. Soon, they would be cheering for a president whom Howard and many of his flock at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church considered a racist. He knew he would have to say something.
“I’m not into politics, but I’m into speaking for people,” he said.
Across town, Brad Smith, the pastor at a 192-year-old predominantly white Baptist church, got his first inkling that something had gone wrong when his wife returned home from the speech. She was there as an employee of East Carolina University, where the rally was held, and was shaken by the anger in the auditorium.
“It was bad,” she told him. “Really bad.”
And then we get to the next paragraph: