On Tuesday morning, President Trump took time out of his busy schedule to visit the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington D.C.
The president is being accompanied by former presidential candidate and Housing and Urban Development nominee Dr. Ben Carson, as well as a handful of other guests, including a senator, Alveda King, and members of the Carson family.
The museum visit was orchestrated by President Trump’s former television show contestant, Omarosa Manigault, who is now an aide to Trump.
Trump received criticism last week when, at a press conference, a black reporter, April Ryan, asked Trump if he could set up a meeting with the black caucus, though Ryan had no affiliation with the organization.
During President Trump’s campaign, he consistently reached out to African-American voters and hosted events by the National Diversity Coalition along with Dr. Ben Carson.
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Democrats have criticized Trump’s description of African-American life as a life filled with despair as they struggle in the ghettos of inner cities.
Trump had frequently equated African-Americans’ living in impoverished conditions as those worse than many in foreign war zones, and repeatedly implored the black community to take a risk and support him.
President Trump’s “What the hell do you have to lose?” slogan became very familiar during his campaign.
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