Who is this racist reporter interviewing Winans? The entire TONE of this interview is disgraceful, as if a black person has no right or business to be at a Republican convention. I must say, given the unprofessional nature of the interviewer, Mr. Winans handled this reporter with an amazing dignity and grace.
A registered Democrat, the gospel/R&B star sang at the 2004 Democratic convention and later campaigned for President Obama. But he gladly took the unpaid gig when invited by the RNC to sing on the convention’s closing night.
“I want to remind people that before any association with any party that we’re all Americans,” he told us. “No matter who wins, if we don’t come together and really invest in the country we love, we’re not going to solve the problems.”
Winans said he alerted the RNC that he would likely be singing at the Democratic convention in Charlotte, too, and that they had no problems with that.
Oh, and is he set to sing at the Democratic convention?
“I was, but the invitation was taken back,” Winans said. Oooh. “No hard feelings,” he added. DNC officials did not respond for comment.