Trump Flubs Black History Month Speech

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Trump was giving a speech on Black History Month, and wanted to pay tribute to an African American hero that’s “done a terrific job.” Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola, the hosts of The Young Turks, ask if Donald Trump has any idea who Frederick Douglass is. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“On Wednesday, President Donald Trump gave a televised speech in honor of Black History Month. Unsurprisingly, he noted several celebrated black American historical figures, including Martin Luther King Jr, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks and Frederick Douglass.

But people immediately noticed that something about his description of Douglass — a man who escaped slavery to become an acclaimed author, abolitionist and civil rights activist — was a little uh, off.”

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