On Tuesday Donald Trump visited the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and made an odd contradictory speech. We have become used to Trump’s speeches that ramble with odd phrases like “hey, look at my African-American!” to calling people a “great great person” over and over. Today was no different.
Trump opened his speech with his trademark over-exaggerated compliments. Profusely thanking his wife Melania and daughter Ivanka for visiting days prior and saying nothing but good things about the museum.
This is where the weird stuff starts to happen. Trump then adds that he would do everything to promise that freedom continues for “African-Americans and for every American.”
That statement would mean a lot coming from a president except Trump has done nothing but step on the freedoms of Americans since he came into office. His Muslim ban that has been met with wide protests across airports still stands. He has pledged to stop funding Planned Parenthood and has constantly stated in the past that African-Americans live in hell. He went on to speak about disavowing bigotry except he has been the poster child for white supremacy:
“This tour was a meaningful reminder of why we have to fight bigotry, intolerance, and hatred in all of its very ugly forms. The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil.”
Ummm, does Trump remember that he is on a tour visiting African-American monuments in light of Black History Month? Why is he bringing up the Jews?
If the president wants to end bigotry for all then maybe he should resign and take his administration with him.
He ended his speech with an MLK quote (I’m sure he’s rolling over), “we are determined to work and fight until justice runs down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream,” Trump said
Years ago, Donald Trump and Ivanka did an interview with Howard Stern and when asked if Ivanka would date a black man she paused, presumably to think of the PR clean-up if he said “no.” When Donald butted in and answered “yes, I would love that!” he gave Ivanka a push on the leg as if to signal don’t give a follow-up answer, smile at Howard, let him get distracted by something.
Really? Mr. Trump, would LOVE that?
Crazy to think we’re living in a world where the poster child for hate speech and white supremacy is using Martin Luther King quotes to address the black community.