This Donald Trump Tweet Has Everyone Wondering What He Actually Learned From His African American History Museum Visit

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 21: (AFP OUT) President Donald Trump and Housing and Urban Development nominee Ben Carson pose in front of the Ben Carson exhibit during a visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on February 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.   (Photo by Kevin Dietsch - Pool/Getty Images)

This Donald Trump Tweet Has Everyone Wondering What He Actually Learned From His African American History Museum Visit

During his visit, the president also offered what many call a late and weak denouncement of antisemitism.

Published February 22, 2017

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. 

  1. After the tour, the president made a public address denouncing the racially motivated and antisemitic threats that have occurred since the beginning of the year
  2. The president also sent a tweet after his visit to the museum

    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.


  3. His vague comments about the museum led many to question what impact his visit actually had on his views towards African-Americans
  4. Furthermore, the Anne Frank center described Trump's denouncement of antisemitism as a 'Band-Aid'

    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. 

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Kevin Dietsch - Pool/Getty Images)


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