President Trump Visits National Museum of African American History and Culture
By Sam Gordon 2/19/2017
President Donald Trump visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture which makes Mr. Trump the second president to visit the museum since its inception.
Mr. Trump admired the museum and made it known that he and the First Lady were honored to be there as he praised the spirit of African American people past and present.
“I’m deeply proud that we now have a museum that honors the millions of African American men and women who built our national heritage,” Trump stated. “Especially when it comes to faith, culture and the unbreakable American spirit. My wife was here last week and took a tour, and it was something that she’s still talking about.”
Beside the president was Secretary of HUD Dr. Ben Carson, who has an exhibit dedicated to him and his success. Mr. Trump praised Carson and said how thankful he was to be with Carson for the showing of his exhibit.
“It was very special to accompany him and his family for the first time seeing the Carson exhibit,” Trump said. “I’m so proud of you. I love this guy. He’s a great guy.”
Mr. Trump also stated that that he believes Carson will be a great Secretary of HUD, one of the best to take office.
“Ben is going to do a fantastic job at HUD,” Trump said. “I have absolutely no doubt he will be one of the great — ever — in that position.”
The president then turned to what the museum represents and how it reminds the United States as a nation to stand up to bigotry against race and religion.
“This tour was a meaningful reminder of why we have to fight bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all of its very ugly forms,” Trump stated. “The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful, and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil.”
The president went on to say that the museum is something special that will never be duplicated.
I just have to say that what they’ve done here is something that can probably not be duplicated,” Trump said. “it was done with tremendous love and passion, and that’s why it’s so great.”
In what is seemingly a country divided after a close election, the president told the crowd during the address at the museum that he aims to unify the country and the world.
“We’re going to bring this country together, maybe bring some of the world together, but we’re going to bring this country together,” Trump said. “We have a divided country. It’s been divided for many, many years, but we’re going to bring it together.”