Published: Mon, February 06, 2017
Culture | By Henry Herrera

Frederick Douglass Opens Twitter Account and Trolls Trump

Frederick Douglass Opens Twitter Account and Trolls Trump

At a Black History Month event Wednesday, President Trump talked about Douglass as if he were alive saying, "I am very proud now that we have a museum on the National Mall where people can learn about Rev. King, so many other things, Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who's done an fantastic job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice". "Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who has done an wonderful job and is being recognized more and more, I notice".

Sign up to our daily newsletter for your chance to win. Douglass was born into slavery around 1818 and died in 1895.

And then-President Bill Clinton urged people to visit Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington.

But he went on: "You all read about Dr Martin Luther King a week ago when somebody said I took the statue out of my office".

Douglass was-and continues to be-widely well-known internationally.

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A highlight of the series will be a viewing of one of the most-noted live concert movies of all time: Prince's Sign o' The Times, a 1987 film in support of the album of the same name. "We're lucky Donald Trump didn't come out today like, 'All months matter, that's all I want to say.' Instead, he invited black people to the White House".

Vice-President Mike Pence posted a tweet on Wednesday in which he recognized the beginning of Black History Month by honoring a white man.

Many Americans remain hopeful that Trump will bring positive changes.

"The statue is cherished, it's one of the favorite things in the - and we have some good ones", Trump said. Among African-Americans, Trump got 8 percent of the vote, slightly better than Republican Mitt Romney's 6 percent against then-President Barack Obama in 2012, according to national exit polls. Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, on the other hand, used a combination of the two terms and honored "National Afro-American (Black) History Month". We have Lincoln, and we have Jefferson, and we have Dr. Martin Luther King. Big impact. I'm proud to honour this heritage and will be honouring it more and more.

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