In Which I Learn Black History From President Trump

In Which I Learn Black History From President Trump February 2, 2017
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(Photo Credit: Michael Vadon, CC ShareAlike 2.0 Generic, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)

President Trump has turned the Bully Pulpit, the bulliest pulpit that ever was, into a podium from which to educate America on Black History (a month dedicated to the history of African-Americans).

There is a reason we have Black History Month. What is that reason? There are, President Trump points out, many of them and they made some great history.

Big time! It isn’t little time like people such as David Duke would say, if the President knew Duke’s name. African-Americans helped elect Donald John Trump President.

Some of us, and this certainly includes me, do not know enough about these contributions. Thank God the President of the United States is “woke” and will help us get wide awake. The man who has placed Steve Bannon and his sensitive soul at the very center of power had the chance to speak to our nation on race. Not since President Buchanan wrestled with the issue has an American spoken so directly and eloquently to the what some have called “America’s original sin.”

Ladies and Gentleman, the President of the United States:

Well the election, it came out really well. Next time we’ll triple the number or quadruple it. We want to get it over 51, right. At least 51.

We begin, as discussions of race must always begin, with what has gone right: the President was elected. Racial reconciliation is, however, a long march and that journey must include getting this good man over fifty-one percent: only then can the healing begin.

Well, this is Black History Month, so this is our little breakfast, our little get-together. And just a few notes. During this month, we honor the tremendous history of the African-Americans throughout our country.

One little insight from this jewel of exegesis of the title of the month: Black History month is about African-Americans. It is not about just any African-Americans, but African-Americans in the entire nation from the shores of the district in Maine that Mr. Trump carried to the Pacific coast of Alaska that President Trump carried.

Throughout the world, if you really think about it, right. And their story is one of unimaginable sacrifice, hard work, and faith in America. I’ve gotten a real glimpse during the campaign; I’d go around with Ben to a lot of places that I wasn’t so familiar with.

We learn from the President the importance of having a black friend. This friend might take you to places that at age seventy you have never been, but go. Why?

They’re incredible people. And I want to thank Ben Carson, who’s going to be heading up HUD, and it’s a big job, and it’s a job that’s not only housing, it’s mind and spirit, right? And you understand that. Nobody’s going to be better than Ben.

Yes. We can be sure “they” are incredible. Thank goodness there will be a neurosurgeon in charge of HUD. This is important not because a neurosurgeon is trained in housing, but because this neurosurgeon is African-American and isn’t HUD housing for African-Americans? Or something?

At the very least, if we all have good attitudes about the entire thing, then all will be well.

Last month we celebrated the life of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. whose incredible example is unique in American history.

This is excellent. MLK is unique. He surely is. He is himself and nobody else can be quite like MLK when it comes to being MLK. This is not just true today, but it has been true every day of American history.

You read all about Dr. Martin Luther King a week ago when somebody said I took the statue out of my office. And it turned out that that was fake news. The statue is cherished. It’s one of the favorite things — and we have some good ones. We have Lincoln, and we have Jefferson, and we have Dr. Martin Luther King. And we have a bust of other. But they said the statue, the bust, of Dr. Martin Luther King was taken out of the office. And it was never even touched. So I think it was a disgrace, but that’s the way the press is. It’s very unfortunate.

In fact, there have (perhaps) been lynchings, Jim Crow, slavery, and institutional racism. Our President has felt the pain, because someone accused him of taking a bust of MLK from the office, but the President did not. He stood up to the firehose of “fake news” on race and kept that bust in place with the slaver Jefferson. There is also Lincoln, who seems popular with “them” and other. The other is always vital to discussions of race, discussions which we could have if the media did not lie about busts of MLK.

I am very proud now that we have a museum, National Mall, where people can learn about Reverend King, so many other things, Frederick Doug — Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job that is being recognized more and more, I notice. Harriet TubmanRosa Parks, and millions more black Americans who made America what it is today. Big impact. I’m proud to honor this heritage and will be honoring it more and more.

Perhaps, this Frederick Doug Douglass could be recruited to advise of the cyber given the amazing job that is being recognized more and more. Great job Fred! Shout out to you! More and more shout outs from the White House for an amazing job! Well done!

We have a museum. We might never have been in it, but people can learn about MLK and many other things there, so many and thing 2. We can see the example of Frederick Doug Douglass who has done an amazing job, which is amazing when you consider everything.

I was reading in my social media that perhaps Fred Doug Douglass will be starting for the Falcons this weekend. If so, then even more people will recognize him!

Now we will list some black women. There are black women and other black Americans. They have a big impact and not the little impact that racists say that they have had.

The best news is that this sort of honor will be happening more and more! 

Folks at the table, in almost all cases, have been great friends and supporters. And Darrell, I met Darrell when he was defending me on television. And the people that were on the other side of the argument didn’t have a chance, right. And Paris has done an amazing job in a very hostile CNN community; he’s all by himself. Seven people and Paris. I’ll take Paris over the seven. But I don’t watch CNN, so I don’t get to see you as much. I don’t like watching fake news. But Fox has treated me very nice, wherever Fox is, thank you.

Black history has had many brave African-Americans taking a stand on cable news for Donald Trump: Darrell, Paris. We learn that one key to ending the color line will be getting rid of fake news, like CNN.

We’re going to need better schools, and we need ’em soon. We need more jobs, we need better wages, a lot better wages. We’re going to work very hard on the inner city. Ben’s going to be doing that, big league, that’s one of his big things that we’re going to be looking at. We need safer communities and 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.

We now learn the brutal facts about African-American life in 2017. Since the “inner city” is where African-Americans live, Ben, a nearly unique asset, has been deployed to fix it: big league. African-Americans need to be made safe, because associating African-Americans with crime has no precedent in American history. This should help.

I saw you talking about it the other night, Paris, on something else that was really — you did a fantastic job the other night on a very unrelated show. I’m ready to do my part, and I will say this, we’re going to work together. This is a great group, this is a group that’s been so special to me, you really helped me a lot.

In the long struggle between the better angels of our nature and racism, Paris appeared on a show. This was a Gettysburg moment spurring our President to do is part, but only if we work together. The key is that some African-Americans helped Trump and this was special. The end of racism in the US will begin with that room.

If you remember, I wasn’t going to do well with the African-American community, and after they heard me speaking and talking about the inner city and lots of other things, we ended up getting, I won’t go into details, but we ended up getting substantially more than other candidates who had run in the past years.

Nat Turner. John Brown. Gettysburg. Tuskegee. Harlem Renaissance. 2016 Trump campaign. The arc of history does not need details to lead to Trump. It merely needs hope for the inner city . . . and substantial progress is made.

And now we’re going to take that to new levels. I want to thank my television star over here — Omarosa‘s actually a very nice person. Nobody knows that. I don’t want to destroy her reputation. She is a very good person and she’s been helpful right from the beginning with the campaign and I appreciate it, I really do. Very special. So I want to thank everybody for being here.

She is his star: no problem with that language. Omarosa, intellectual titan and leader of her people, is nice. She is the unknown nice except unto Trump.

And so I now know more about African-American history: Ben Carson, MLK, Jefferson, Lincoln, Frederick Doug Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Darrell, Paris, and Omarosa. This is the honor roll and many of the names were known only to Trump until today. The inner city, crime, and joblessness: that is modern African-America, but despite fake news, we overcame and elected Trump this day.

I am so woke I may not sleep for a month.


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