U.S. President Donald Trump celebrated the first day of Black History Month on Wednesday by meeting with some of his African-American supporters and congratulating himself.
From the White House Cabinet Room, Trump exclaimed,
“This is Black History Month. So this is our little breakfast, our little get together… During this month we honor the tremendous history of the African-Americans throughout our country, throughout the world if you think about it, right? And this story is one of unimaginable sacrifice, hard work, and faith in America.”
After essentially congratulating himself for making Ben Carson his Housing and Urban Development secretary, Mr. Trump went on to attack the media, as usual. This time, he claimed that the media spread “fake news” about the Martin Luther King Jr. bust being removed from the Oval Office.
“I don’t like watching fake news. Fox has treated me very nice, I don’t know where Fox is, thank you… We need more jobs, better wages. We’re going to work very hard in the inner city. Ben 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.”
As Trump looked around the table at his black supporters, he congratulated himself on winning the November presidential election.
“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.”