Last month, we celebrated the life of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., whose incredible example is unique in American history. You read all about Dr. Martin Luther King a week ago when somebody said I took the statue out of my office. It turned out that that was fake news. Fake news. The statue is cherished, it’s one of the favorite things in the—and we have some good ones. We have Lincoln, and we have Jefferson, and we have Dr. Martin Luther King. But they said the statue, the bust of Martin Luther King, was taken out of the office. And it was never even touched. So I think it was a disgrace, but that’s the way the press is. Very unfortunate.You can read the whole sorry transcript here if you have a high tolerance for babbling narcissism and dimwittedness.
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.
Some reactions on Twitter:
"Harriet Tubman. With that underground railroad. I would have run it ABOVE-ground. It would've been amazing." #TrumpOnBlackHistory— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 1, 2017
“The underground railroad is terrific—you can take the 5 straight to Trump Tower. America needs to build things again.” #TrumpBlackHistory— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) February 1, 2017
"I mean, George Washington Carver. With the peanuts? Love peanut butter. When it's inside those pretzel nibs? Nice." #TrumpOnBlackHistory— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 1, 2017
Lot of rough news out of the Trump White House but Frederick Douglass still being alive is incredibly good news.— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) February 1, 2017
Total words used to praise MLK, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman & Rosa Parks: 53. Number of words used to praise Omarosa: 51. https://t.co/ga9qB3UnHw— J.A. Adande (@jadande) February 1, 2017
Summary of Trump's Black History Month speech: “This is all about Oppressed Black Man Donald Trump". #blackhistorymonth #trump— Lincoln Trudeau (@lincolntrudeau) February 1, 2017
He was *this close* to asking "Why do we have a Black History Month but we don't have a Trump History Month?"— Keith Harris (@useful_noise) February 1, 2017
I can't wait until Hispanic Heritage Month...when he congratulates Ponce de Leon for building a fountain at Mar-a-Lago. https://t.co/vLb5M1fcVv— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) February 1, 2017
Oh, he's totally normal.
BONUS: Wonkette has the perfect characterization: "Black Appreciation of Donald Trump Month."