CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio -- There are just seven weeks until the November election, and Republican candidate Donald Trump made another stop in Northeast Ohio Wednesday.
Trump and vice presidential candidate Mike Pence took part in a discussion with pastors at the sanctuary of New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland Heights around 9 a.m. Don King spoke as well.
Following that meeting, Trump will participate in the taping of a town hall discussion focusing on issues affecting African-American voters.
“I want to thank the African American community because, I don't know if you've been watching, but the poll numbers are going like a rocket ship,” Trump said. “I fully understand the African American community has suffered from discrimination."
It will air on Fox News Channel program "Hannity" on Wednesday night.
“It breaks my heart to see any American left behind or to see a city like Cleveland that has had so many struggles, and that there are many wrongs that still must be made right,” Trump said.
The church’s pastor, Dr. Darrell Scott, said the event was moved to Cleveland from Columbus on Sunday to provide adequate space for the taping of the Fox News town hall.
Scott is a long-time Trump supporter and friend who delivered a passionate speech at the Republican National Convention in July.
Scott said he expected several hundred pastors from across the state to attend, with all pastors and church leaders welcome, regardless of political party.
“I think it's good he's open to hearing from clergy,” said Pastor Mike Wingerd, of Emmanuel Assembly of God in Middleburgh Heights. “I’m very glad he’s concerned about religious freedom.”