Detroit mayor slams Trump's visit to black church
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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan (D) lambasted Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats' CNN town halls exposed an extreme agenda Buttigieg says he doubts Sanders can win general election Post-Mueller, Trump has a good story to tell for 2020 MORE's visit to one of the city's black churches Saturday, calling the Republican presidential nominee "phony." 


"I feel like I'm watching the next season of 'The Apprentice,' " Duggan told reporters Saturday at a press conference organized by Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDavis: The shocking fact that Mueller never would have accused Trump of a crime Trump says he would challenge impeachment in Supreme Court The Hill's Morning Report - Will Joe Biden's unifying strategy work? MORE's campaign, according to the Detroit Free Press. 

"This is the most phony major-party nominee that I've seen in my lifetime, and that's why we're skeptical." 

Trump visited Great Faith International Ministries on Saturday to do an interview with Bishop Wayne Jackson. He also spoke before the congregation, saying he would continue the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln, and he attended a service.

But Duggan said Trump failed to give any details on how he would improve the lives of Americans. 

"Are you here just to use Detroiters as props in a re-imaging campaign, or are you here to have a real conversation where you're finally going to give us the specifics on what you're going to do to make American cities better?" he said, according to MLive.

Duggan was joined by Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D), who criticized Trump's approach to African-American outreach, namely him asking black communities what they have to lose by voting for him. 

"He said when he sees an African-American that I am broke, I am unemployed, I'm uneducated, and whenever I walk out my door I'm being shot. What do I have to lose?" Lawrence said. "I don't want my grandchild to listen to the rhetoric that she, as a woman and as an African-American, is classified and stereotyped as uneducated," Lawrence said.