U.S. President Donald Trump kicked off Black History Month in the United States with what the White House called a "listening session" with representatives of the African American community.
Trump came under fire over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend last month when he targeted Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a civil rights leader, for saying he was not a "legitimate president".
Organizers said the exhibit allows everyone to celebrate the rich history and traditions of African Americans in our area.
He started off by talking about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., elevating him as an exemplary person for the country's history. Fake news! The statue is cherished. No doubt channeling a kid who had to give an oral presentation on a book he hadn't read, Trump referred to abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglass as "an example of somebody who has done an incredible job and is being recognized more and more, I notice". The president added that he doesn't watch CNN because he doesn't "like watching fake news".
"He gets a little sidetracked", Ruffin pointed out, then quoting Trump: "That's the way the press is, very unfortunate".
"Fox has treated me very nice", he said.
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Members of the prior administration, that of the first black President, didn't immediately comment on Trump's remarks.
An opening ceremony, guest speakers and gospel singers are among the programs that will be a part of the University of Memphis celebration of Black History Month.
"He's all by himself, seven people and Paris". We're going to work very hard on the inner city. Ben is gonna be doing that, big league.
After meeting with African-American leaders, Trump concluded that the term "black" is outdated and the more appropriate way to refer to the communities is "African American", a senior official told TMZ.
Meanwhile, The platform is also launching the bot as a way for people to interact and know more about struggle and history of the black community in the US.
After expressing his gratitude to the black people in his own life, Trump went on to talk about the need for better schools, better wages, better work, and, of course, better inner cities-where, according to every speech he's ever given, all black people live.