First Black American Billionaire and Freeport High Grad Bob Johnson of BET Talks Trump

Democratic media mogul Bob Johnson told CNBC on Monday that fellow African-Americans should give Donald Trump “the benefit of the doubt,” and hope common ground can be reached with the incoming Republican administration about issues facing the black community.

Johnson who in 1980 launched Black Entertainment Television supported Hillary Clinton in the election. He told CNBC in a recent interview that “Trump is a business guy, and I think he’s going to tilt towards finding [a] way to use fiscal policy … to move the economy forward,” he said. “Let’s give him a shot. Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt; see if we can find common ground.”

“That’s what’s best for African-Americans,” Johnson added. To read more click here

Johnson’s company BET was acquired by Viacom in 2000 for a reported $3 billion. If you’d like to learn more about Robert Johnson’s history in Freeport, see this article.

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