Last night, Samantha Bee aired a segment with Bernard where she asked him why he joined (he thought he could bring about change) and when he knew he wanted to leave (“Meeting two”).
I didn’t love his answers, though I appreciated his willingness to play along. What I really wanted to hear, but didn’t, was why he ever thought Trump would listen to him. Plenty of critics could’ve told you a long time ago that Trump doesn’t give a damn what religious leaders think — much less a black leader who cares about improving the inner cities. And yet Bernard signed on to the council, allowing Trump to use his name to gain a foothold in the evangelical community.
Does he regret that? We never found out.