President Donald Trump’s Black History Month is off to quite the start. In his remarks Wednesday, Trump first praised the “amazing job” abolitionist Frederick Douglass “has done” (an interesting use of the present perfect, as Douglass died in 1895). Then Trump decided to talk about Martin Luther King Jr. — sort of:
Here is a transcript of President Trump’s comments on Dr. Martin Luther King at his Black History Month gathering this morning. pic.twitter.com/qHq9i1Ligg
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) February 1, 2017
Trump has historically struggled for the approval of African-Americans, sometimes polling as low as zero percent with the demographic during his presidential campaign.
via The Week
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