President Trump, doing his best to honor Black History Month and the contributions African Americans have made to our country, had quite the confusing set of statements yesterday regarding Frederick Douglass.
Mr. Trump said: “Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice.”
When reporters followed-up later in the day about what in particular Mr. Trump admired about Frederick Douglass, he said “He’s got an amazing arm, moves around the pocket really well, and can really put the ball on the money. And of course, we all know him as someone who stands up for what he believes in.”
As members of the media pointed out that Frederick Douglass isn’t a football player, and in fact died in 1895, Steve Bannon started shouting “Fake News! Fake News!”
Later in an interview on CNN, Kellyanne Conway said that Mr. Trump of course knew exactly who Frederick Douglass was, and was using a metaphor that the crooked media didn’t understand to express his appreciation for Mr. Douglass.
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