Thursday, February 2, 2017


February is Black History Month.  It has been for decades.  Other presidents — even Ronald Reagan — commemorated it.  So how did Trump honor it?  By talking about how he won the election, his treatment by the media, and the fine crop of black people he has working for him.

I’m not kidding.  Go read the transcript.

Oh, yes, he managed to name-drop a few people just to keep it real:

I am very proud now that we have a museum on the National Mall where people can learn about Reverend King, so many other things. Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I noticed. Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, and millions more black Americans who made America what it is today. Big impact.

Heckuvajob you’re doing there, Fred.

I have five bucks that says that neither Trump nor press secretary Sean Spicer could name one thing Frederick Douglass did or that they actually care.  Any takers?

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