Trump Pledges To Fight 'Bigotry,' Praises Own Win At Black History Museum


President Trump paid a visit Tuesday to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, in a nod to a constituency that voted overwhelmingly for his Democratic opponent last fall.

His visit to the museum, which opened back in September, came just days after his wife and first lady Melania Trump visited the museum Wednesday along with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, Sara Netanyahu. "This museum is a handsome tribute to so many American heroes, heroes like Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Rosa Parks, the Greensboro students and the African-American Medal of Honor recipients, among so many other really incredible heroes". That devolved into his reminding the audience that Carson hasn't actually been approved yet for the position of secretary of housing and urban development-a position for which he has zero qualifications, other than being an actual home owner.

The president vowed to return, and added that he was "honored to be the second sitting president to visit this great museum".

Trump also thanked Sen. That congressman, House Oversight Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), later forcefully denied that he'd canceled the meeting and said that he'd been trying unsuccessfully to set one up with the Trump White House.

During his stay, Trump hailed the exhibit about Ben Carson in the "Making a Way Out of No Way" gallery. "Hopefully next week he'll get his approval". Trump said. "But the Democrats, they'll come along". Tim Scott (R-SC) for joining him at the museum.

Trump asked Ryan, the only black reporter he called on, if she could arrange a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus, asking her: "Are they friends of yours?" I like the state of SC. "But we're going to bring it together", he said. "I like all those states where I won by double, double, double digits", said Trump.

"It was very special to accompany him and his family for the first time seeing the Carson exhibit", Trump said about Carson.