On Tuesday, President Donald Trump visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture. While in attendance, the president toured the inspiring and important exhibits documenting the tremendous achievements of Black people. The president also took the time to view the section honoring Dr. Ben Carson with the Secretary of HUD nominee standing by his side.
During his tour, MSNBC asked the president several questions about the racial divisions in the country, specifically the rise in antisemitic hate crimes. Trump took a moment to officially denounce the antisemitism in the country.
The president's tweet and his statements at the museum did not touch on any specific details about what he has learned from African-American history and how it will shape his relationship with the African-American community.
The president’s comments have only come after the desecration of a Jewish burial site in Illinois as well as nearly 70 bomb threats to Jewish centers across the country. To say that his statements have come late would be a gross understatement.
In addition, if the president actually wants to denounce antisemitism and show the country that he wants to fix the division, he should start by removing his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, a divisive figure best known for his alt-right news website, Breitbart, from his administration.
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