Trump praises black icons: He does know Frederick Douglass is dead, right?
- Author: Stacy Houston Feb 06, 2017,
Feb 06, 2017, 1:03
While Mike Pence chose to recognize Black History Month by honoring a white man, Donald Trump was busy vaguely listing the few black people he's heard of throughout his 70-plus years of ignorant life in a zero-hearted attempt to care about anyone other than himself.
"Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who has done an incredible job, and is being recognized more and more, I notice", Trump said Wednesday.
"I am very proud now that we have a museum on the National Mall where people can learn about Reverend King, so many other things", Trump said. "I think she's going to be a fantastic Education Secretary".
"Based on what Betsy said about him, we could really use Fred's energy around here", Trump said.
Douglass was, and will always be a respected and widely known figure in African-American history.
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Critics took to Twitter shortly after his speech to pose the question-does the president know Frederick Douglass died in 1895?
Although it's true that President Trump used the term "African-American History Month" in his proclamation, it's disingenuous to say that he "renamed" the observance or to suggest that he was the first president to apply that terminology.
"That's the way the press is, very unfortunate", she said, reading Trump's quotes and then adding her own sidebar, "Almost as unfortunate as the history of Black America".
"Today [Trump] made the comment about Frederick Douglass being recognized more and more, do you have any idea what specifically he was referring to?" a reporter asked Spicer. Trump, who frequently equated "inner cities" with "the African Americans" in speeches during his campaign, is not known for being in touch with the nation's black communities.
Well, this is Black History Month, so this is our little breakfast, our little get-together. During this month, we honour the tremendous history of the African-Americans throughout our country.