Longtime pastor Jamal Bryant claims the African-American religious leaders who met behind closed doors with Donald Trump are "prostituting themselves ... and the black church."
Bryant, a Baltimore-based reverend and Democrat who announced a congressional bid in mid-September only to nix his campaign eight days later, slammed dozens of his fellow clergymen Tuesday for accepting an invitation to meet with the Republican presidential hopeful at his gilded Manhattan skyscraper.
"They are prostituting themselves and, in essence, the black church," Bryant said in an interview with the New York Daily News.
"I really felt that their contingency was really selling out their vote for nothing. We've heard nothing from [Trump] about bridging the gap of economic inequality, mass incarceration, public schools, trade with Africa and other issues important to the black community," he added.