DETROIT (WJBK) - Donald Trump's campaign stop in Detroit is coming amid a whirl of controversy as word that his question and answer planned for Great Faith Ministries on Saturday may be more scripted than originally thought.
The New York Times released a report on Friday that claims the Republican nominee will have scripted answers ready for submitted questions from Bishop, leading many to believe that the Trump campaign stop will go off exactly as the Trump campaign plans.
Bishop Wayne T. Jackson told FOX 2's Huel Perkins earlier this week that details of his interview were still being ironed out. However, he stressed that he would be asking tough questions of the Republican nominee.
"This is not an endorsement. I want to make sure everyone knows that," Jackson said.
Trump is scheduled to make his appearance at Great Faith Ministries on Saturday with the Bishop. We attempted to talk to the Bishop about the New York Times article but we were told he is only giving interviews to the national media.
In one of those interviews, he said submitting questions in advance is nothing and that he's done it before with Democrats. He adds that he's working the Trump campaign and that they reached out to him.
"I didn't go to him. He asked me and after prayer - I knew it was going to be an uproar but real leaders have to make tough decisions and that's what I did," Jackson told us this week.
Another community activist plans to be outside the church to protest Trump's appearance in general. Malik Shabazz says after hearing about alleged scripted responses from Trump he has an issue with it.
"(It's a) setup. I don't want to attack apostle Jackson in this thing. We wanted to get Donald Trump," Shabazz said.
In the Bishop's national interview, he said he would likely go off script and ask questions the Trump campaign has never seen before.
The one-on-one interview is set for Saturday morning.