REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP
“I am very proud now that we have a museum on the National Mall where people can learn about Reverend King, so many other things. Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice—Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, and millions
more black Americans who made America what it is today.
“During this month, we honor the tremendous history of the African Americans throughout our county — throughout the world.....And their story is one of unimaginable, hard work and faith in America.”
PRESIDENT TRUMP CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT WHITE HOUSE EVENT
“President Trump saluted black Americans who have served in the military since the Revolution for giving ‘their hearts, their sweat, their blood and their very lives to defend the United States, it’s flag and it’s highest ideals’”.
“For far too long, African Americans bravely fought and died in the name of freedom, while at the same time struggling to attain equality, respect, and the full privileges of citizenship. Because of their love of country, these heroes insisted on serving and defending America despite racial prejudice, unequal treatment, diminished opportunities, and segregation. Their valorous acts in the face of grave injustice revealed the true meaning of American patriotism—Service before self.”
PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION ON NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH, 2019
“We will...never forget the legendary ‘Queen of Soul,’ Aretha Franklin, whose unforgettable voice transcended, and whose broad appeal in an era of deep division helped to bridge racial divides. Another trailblazer, baseball legend Jackie Robinson, known ubiquitously in Major League Baseball as ‘42,’ shattered institutional racism in American athletics when he became the first African American player to appear in a big league game. Over his career, his exceptional talent and noble character in the face of racial hatred undemined the twin false ideologies of segregation and racial inequality. The spirit and determination of these and other African American heroes make our Nation proud and define what it means to be American”
“President Donald Trump is pledging to expand opportunity for Americans of every race, religion and creed as he commemorates Black History Month. Speaking to hundreds Thursday at a White House Reception, Trump boasted about the economy and said the unemployment rate for African Americans is at its ‘lowest ever’”.