Donald Trump (I refuse to call him President), delivered a speech for the first day of Black History Month. Clearly he has no idea what it means or even that Frederick Douglass had been dead since 1895.
The brief speech was given from a conference table surrounded by African Americans. And it went well enough for the first couple sentences, where he mentions the voters he interacted with during the campaign and he gives props to his friend Ben Carson.
Then it goes down hill real fast…
“You read all about Dr. Martin Luther King a week ago when somebody said I took the statue out of my office,” Trump said. “And it turned out that that was fake news.” Which is of course what everyone wanted to hear about – the President’s decorating tastes and his ongoing war with the media.
He goes on to say, “So I think it was a disgrace, but that’s the way the press is.” But whatever happened with that bust, is not nearly as disgraceful as this next line:
“…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.”
Wait. Does this imply that Trump thinks Frederick Douglass, the famed abolitionist who died in 1895, is still alive? Because it definitely reads that way.
Twitter took Trump to hell and back.
Dear Mr. Trump, I just can’t with you……