Historically-Black-College Leader: So Far, Trump Is A Step UP From Obama

[HBCU leaders stand with President Trump in The Oval Office. | Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP]
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Many have referred to President Trump as evil, sexist, racist and homophobic. However, aside from wanting to destroy illegal immigration and stopping the surplus of terrorist-area refugees from running to the US, there’s really not much to support the above claims.

Honestly, mud-raking, hate-loaded politics, which is par for the proverbial course, was/is the game—rack it up to ultimately childish behavior. But many US citizens are seeing through the façades that are the media and liberal agenda.

[President Trump signing the Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Executive Order | Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP]
While Education Secretary Betsy DeVos isn’t getting any kudos for being in her position (especially from the folks at Bethune-Cookman), HBCU (historically black colleges and universities) leaders realize Trump is an improvement when compared to Obama. The Los Angeles Times had the details:

“Following his inauguration, Trump’s most overt outreach to African Americans has been his efforts to woo students and leaders of black colleges that were founded in the years after the Civil War and today consist of 101 public and private schools nationwide.

‘For [President] Obama, people expected him to come in and fix everything—especially for black people… But he never campaigned strongly for HBCUs,’ New Orleans Dillard University President Walter Kimbrough said, using the common abbreviation for the schools.

Now, he says, the reverse has happened—Trump came in with no expectations placed on him, and some black educators have been pleasantly surprised. ‘So people now want to see what’s going to happen because he’s coming in saying he’s going to be the president for HBCUs,’ Kimbrough added. ‘It’s a very different perspective, but it’s still the first 150 days, so we’ll see what happens.’

Johnny C. Taylor Jr., president of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, a nonprofit that helps provide financial assistance to students who attend black colleges, says the signs from the White House are encouraging.

‘In the first four months of this presidency, the Trump administration has been far more responsive to our community than the past administration,’ Taylor said. ‘I, for one, judge people by what they do—not what they say.’”

[Photo: Aude Guerruccia-Pool/Getty Images]
Let the Democrats continue talking their trash—especially the “racist” rhetoric. Further, this Republican president made a promise to avail more educational assistance to minorities.

Anti-Trumpers should also keep in mind Team Trump doesn’t exactly go out of its way to brag about such admirable acts—they’re not about “optics” rather ensuring all US citizens a higher education.

Meanwhile, DNCers and mainstream media continue to play the race card to hopefully gain more voters. Again, they drag decent folks through the mud, incite racially driven drama then vanish or implement dead-end programs.

But this is just an account of what went down. Think about TMCF President Taylor’s words. He was courageous enough to tell it like it is—even at the chance of enduring major flack as a result (that’s true bravery).


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