Civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson said earlier this week that President Donald Trump would “not qualify to get into Jesus’s kingdom” because of his views on immigration.
“Trump says you must be able to speak the language English, qualified, and have a job skill. Jesus would not qualify to come in Trump’s country, he would not qualify to get in Jesus’s kingdom,” Jackson said during the National Action Network’s march in Washington, D.C. on Monday.
Jackson also took a stand against Confederate monuments, calling the m “relics of war” connected to the Ku Klux Klan.
“The Confederate flag represents some evil, represents secession and slavery and sedition and segregation. The Confederate flag must come down,” he added. “The statues must come down. Electoral college must come down. We want a one person, one vote democracy.”
However, Jackson had a much different view of Trump back in the 1990s.
“I do want to express thanks to you, Donald Trump, for being with us tonight. We need your building skills, your gusto,” Jackson said during an event. “We thank you for coming tonight, let’s give Donald Trump a big hand.”
In another instance in 1998, Jackson praised Trump for his commitment to serving “underserved communities.”