Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States:
"Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who has done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice," Trump said, perhaps unable to articulate Douglass' historically recognized role as an abolitionist leader and the first black citizen to hold a high rank in the U.S. government.And let's not leave out his golden oldie:
He went on to name Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks as examples of "black Americans who made America what it is today."
"A big impact," Trump said. "I'm proud to honor this heritage. I will be honoring it more and more."
"We're going to work very hard in the inner city. Ben [Carson] will be doing that, one of his big things. We need safer communities. We're going to do that with law enforcement. We're going to make it safe. We're going to make it much better than it is right now. Right now it's terrible."
He works in words the way toddlers work in mud. It's a heritage he will be honoring more and more.
Twitter apparently likes me again, so two tweets related to what Trump said:
This is a full transcript of President Trump's speech to his Black History Month event. pic.twitter.com/uJ9iXvUOGr— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) February 1, 2017
Everything is all about him.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