Pastor W.J. Rideout III, founder of Defenders of Truth and Justice, accused Donald Trump of doing "the work of the devil" in an appearance on MSNBC Thursday night. Rideout III told MSNBC's Joy Reid the Republican presidential nominee's idea of making America great is "hanging black people from trees."
Rideout III said Trump "cannot fix what is already broken," referring to the United States of America.
"And I hope and pray that everybody that is going to vote do not vote for this man, because you are going to destroy America. He cannot fix what is already broken. Okay?" he said.
"This man, this evil man, this evil hearted, evil talking man, foolish talking man axed the question to America, he said what the hell do we have to lose? Well, Donald Trump, we'll lose our soul dealing with you. We'll lose our lives dealing with you," Pastor Rideout III said.
"You say you want to make America great? It's not making America great when I see white people spitting on black people, knocking black people up side the head. What do you call America being great again? Hanging black people from trees.
"Well, I don't think he said he wants to do that," MSNBC's Reid mumbled.
"What do you call -- let me talk, she said it's my turn. Let me talk," he responded.
"What do you call America great again?" Rideout III asked. "When you are disrespecting Latinos, Hispanics, and lesbians and gays, when you're trying to make it a right-wing group. This is a moral issue that we are dealing with, people. It's not about left and right. It's about right and wrong. And America needs to wake up and know that this man is working the work of the devil."
"Sir, sir," MSNBC's Reid said trying to stop him.
"And I hope and pray that everybody that is going to vote do not vote for this man, because you are going to destroy America. He cannot fix what is already broken. Okay?" Rideout III declared.
"Reverend, I appreciate it and we're going to follow the protest that you have, but I don't think we are going to make the devil be a part of this election. We are going to be able to keep the devil out of it," Reid said in an attempt to close out the panel.
"Listen, you can not keep the devil out when the person is talking against the people of God. You can't keep the devil out. That is the devil," the Reverend said as the panel ended.