BY WALTER OPINDE
During his remarkable visit to the African-American History Museum on 21st February 2017, President Donald Trump promised to combat the influences of racism that has existed for centuries during the slavery period. Despite the significant efforts and progresses that many U.S. Presidents have made towards eradicating racism within the U.S. society, racism continues to tear the U.S. apart.
In his speech given at the museum during the visit, President Trump pledged to unite what he referred to as a “divided country.” This was his first visit to the National Museum of African-American History and Culture. The president pledged to do everything possible and within his capacity bestow freedom to all African-Americans, as well as every American. Trump referred his tour as a meaningful reminder of why the Americans have to fight intolerance, hatred, and bigotry.
Trump’s historic visit to the Museum came as a surprise to many Americans, hence it hit the headline on every news media since the President had shown his great concern and willingness to unite the American. It further, to some extent, proved his respect and honor to the Americans with African origin. This was evident when he praised Dr. Ben Carson for his excellent and commendable endeavors as an African-American.
President Trump visit to the Museum, which opened in September 2016, coincided with the Black History Month. As such, he first remarked the event at the beginning as the month during a listening session at the White House, an event that the White House described as a meeting with the “African-American Leaders.” Trump was the second member of the first family to visit the then five-months-old museum, just in a week after the First Lady Melania visited the Museum.
Trump’s outreach to the Black American populace began when was seeking for the African-American voters during his presidential campaigns when he was given a firm support by the prominent African-American neurosurgeon, Dr. Ben Carson, who endorsed him upon his drop out of the presidential race during the primaries. Nevertheless, President Trump’s outreach to the blacks has always come with fierce criticisms from the African-Americans who fail to buy his ideas or agenda.
Since the beginning of his presidential campaigns to the elections, and currently as the President of the U.S., Donald Trump has unceasingly shown his efforts to reach and re-unite the African-Americans who fiercely oppose his presidency. As such, he has been delivering messages of outreach to the black Americans even before the overwhelming white audiences at different tours.
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Jeremy Diamond (February 21st, 2017). Trump pledges to unite the “divided country” after African-American History Museum Visit.
I do not believe 45 re: pledging to do everything possible to bestow freedom to African Americans; he needs to start in his office; namely, why does he have a White nationalist/White supremacist in the White House as an advisor? Talk is cheap. I am unable to believe anything he says. All he does is prattle, tweeting nonsensical, inane, crap! He has helped exacerbate division in the country by his disparaging remarks about African Americans and Hispanics. All words and no action makes him a very dysfunctional person.
This guy’s mind and mouth, words and deeds are all over the place. Chomsky is right about this person,
there’s no telling what he will say or do! He rode the coat tails of white (primarily male) hostility at the
various campaign sites he spoke at to get into that office and now he wants to “fight intolerance, hatred
and bigotry”. Well, let us see what has transpired four years from now and taste the irrefutable results
of what he has said he wants to do!
Don’t hold your breath, remember Geminis change their mind and this one is a classic example of the
double barrel mentality! God help America!
Lol, another empty promise from Trump. He doesn’t respect black people. He visited the Museum for show. He’s not going to do much, if not anything, for the Black Americans.
And so? Any time Drumpf ever speaks of urban areas it is to speak of crime or drugs, or gangs. But then he sets up no proposals to combat those problems except to say there will be more law enforcement. ps: His cabinet member Jeff Sessions has decided that more people being locked up and for longer periods of time, is the answer to alllll the problems in the “inner cities”. You never hear of “jobs”, “rehabilitation” or “re-development” being directed to any places except to Drumpf’s “base”.