On Thursday, The Observer published a profile of Michel Faulkner, pastor of New Horizon Church of New York City, who is seeking the office of mayor in New York City. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article.
Meet the Donald Trump-Loving, Sanctuary City-Bashing Black Republican Running for NYC Mayor
Mayor Bill de Blasio has made his opposition to President Donald Trump the core of his re-election bid, and his best-funded Republican opponent, real estate developer Paul Massey, has gone out of his way to say he wrote in ex-Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the polls last year—but one longshot contender for the city’s highest office has embraced his party’s commander-in-chief and some of his most controversial immigration policies wholeheartedly.
Michel Faulkner, former Jets defensive lineman-turned-minister, concluded his presentation to a gathering of the Brooklyn GOP last night with a lengthy quote from Trump’s first address to the joint session of Congress earlier this week—a quote he attributed to “a great president.” The first question from the audience concerned New York’s “sanctuary city” statutes, which bar local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration officials under most circumstances, policies the president has promised to penalize through funding cuts.
“Sanctuary cities are wrong,” Faulkner shouted to raucous applause. “This is a city of laws!”
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