Ben Carson's boyhood neighborhood

Hits: 2347

09/03/2016

Detroit neighborhood

WATCH THE FULL CONFERENCE HERE

BY DETROIT FREE PRESS

Donald Trump made a brief stop Saturday in fellow Republican Ben Carson's boyhood neighborhood in southwest Detroit where he chatted with residents. “I met Mr. Trump and shook his hand,” Felicia Reese said outside her home on South Deacon. “And he told me that the house looked nice.” Reese lives in the 1800 block of South Deacon, near I-75 and Schaefer Highway, in Carson's former boyhood home and said Trump took some pictures during the brief visit. “We were polite. We were cordial. He’s a guest of the city of Detroit,” Reese said, adding “Dr. Carson is a native son of our neighborhood and of this house, and he’s always welcome.” Carson was also with the Trump at Great Faith Ministries International church in Detroit earlier in the day and hung around his old neighborhood after Trump left.

CONTINUE READING


VIDEO SOURCE: Associated Press - YouTube


Donald Trump visits Ben Carson's boyhood Detroit neighborhood

BY DETROIT FREE PRESS

Presidential candidate Donald Trump made a brief stop Saturday in fellow Republican Ben Carson's boyhood neighborhood in southwest Detroit where he chatted with residents.

“I met Mr. Trump and shook his hand,” Felicia Reese said outside her home on South Deacon. “And he told me that the house looked nice.”

She said Trump, accompanied by Carson, told her the house was valuable.

“And I said ‘I wish it was and maybe he could come up with something associated with 'The Art of the Deal,' so I could sell it for something,’” Reese told the Free Press after Trump left.

Reese lives in the 1800 block of South Deacon, near I-75 and Schaefer Highway, in Carson's former boyhood home and said Trump took some pictures during the brief visit.

“We were polite. We were cordial. He’s a guest of the city of Detroit,” Reese said, adding “Dr. Carson is a native son of our neighborhood and of this house, and he’s always welcome.”

Reese, 58, a Democrat, said she was not surprised by Trump's visit and thought he might come.

Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and former presidential candidate who threw his support behind Trump after dropping out of the Republican primary race in March, was also with the Trump at Great Faith Ministries International church in Detroit earlier in the day and hung around his old neighborhood after Trump left.

Detroit neighborhoodFelicia Reese, left, talks with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson, during a tour of Carson's childhood home, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, in Detroit. Reese has lived in Carson's boyhood home since 1992. (Photo: Evan Vucci, AP)

"I just wanted him to get a good idea of where I grew up and wanted him to see some of the more blighted areas of Detroit also over near the church,” Carson said, standing outside Reese's house.

Some people in the neighborhood said they still have no plans to vote for Trump, even after his visit there Saturday.

Dwight Hill, 71, has been in his house for more than four decades and said he doesn't think Trump will do anything for people in the neighborhood and he won't vote for him.

"(He's) trying to get the black vote," Hill said. "That's all."

►Related:For Trump, wooing Detroit may be Mission Impossible

►Related:Detroit pastor on Donald Trump visit: 'I owe this to my viewers'

►Related:Detroit church supplies Trump with list of questions

►Related:Overture from Trump rings hollow with black voters

►Related:Trump to parishioners at black Detroit church: 'I'm here to listen'

►Related: Duggan blasts Trump as phony candidate without solutions

►Video:Protests outside Donald Trump appearance at a black Detroit church

BY DETROIT FREE PRESS


Leave your comments

Post comment as a guest

0
terms and condition.