GRADING PRESIDENT TRUMP'S PERFORMANCE
FACTS ARE VERIFIED WITH LINKS TO LIBERAL, INDEPENDENT AND CONSERVATIVE SOURCES
Donald Trump was never accused of being a racist until he officially stepped into the divisive realm of politics. In fact he has a history of helping out the minority communities.
UPDATE: Both Hispanic unemployment and African-American unemployment is at an all time low as President Trump is deregulating the economy and cutting regulations at a pace no other president ever has, creating millions of new jobs.
-Before Donald Trump was President he once financially supported Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's trip to the Caribbean nation to do eye surgeries on poor Haitians. Paul did about 200 surgeries on Haitians that allowed them to see while he was on the trip.
-Before Donald Trump was President when he opened his club in Palm Beach called Mar-a-Lago back in 1985, he insisted on accepting Jews and blacks even though other clubs in Palm Beach to this day discriminate against blacks and Jews. The old guard in Palm Beach was outraged that Donald would accept blacks and Jews.
-Before Donald Trump was President he was praised in a speech by Jesse Jackson for helping out the minority community. Trump worked with Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH coalition to help offer a way to get blacks into corporate America and improve their communities through building projects and jobs.
-Before Trump was Presisdent he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 1986 for improving conditions for inner-city black youths. He took photos alongside Muhammad Ali and Rosa Parks when receiving the award.
-Trump picked Kellyanne Conway to be his campaign manager during his 2016 journey. Kellyanne was the first woman in American history to run a successful presidential campaign. She was later named Counselor to the President on December 22, 2016 becoming the highest ranking woman in the White House.
-President Trump nominated Ajit Pai to Chairman of the FCC. He is the first Indian American to hold the office.
-Trump selected Peter Thiel to join his presidential transition team on 11/12/16 as an openly gay man. This is coming off the heels of the RNC convention where Trump invited Peter Thiel to be the first openly gay man to speak at the RNC event in 16 years.
-Ben Carson, an African American, was selected by Trump as head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
-Elaine Chao, an Asian female, was picked by President Trump as the head of the U.S. Transportation Department.
-Trump picked female K.T. McFarland for National Security post
-President Trump selected female Gina Haspel to be the deputy director of the CIA, making her second in command behind Mike Pompeo. Haspel is the second woman to ever hold the position and first female career CIA officer to be named deputy director.
-President Trump picked Seema Verma, a female Indian American, for administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
-Lynne Patton was put in charge of Region II of the Housing and Urban Development department that oversees federal housing in the New York and New Jersey region by President Trump. Lynne Patton is a black female.
-The final member of President Trump's Cabinet, latino Alexander Acosta , was picked as Secretary of labor.
-President Trump named Sarah Huckabee Sanders the new White House press secretary, only the third woman in American history to be White House Press Secretary.
-Dina Habib Powell, an Egyptian American was selected by Trump to be the U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy.
-Female Mercedes Schlapp was selected as President Trump's senior adviser for strategic communications.
-2/28/17: President Trump signed an executive order aimed at boosting his administration’s support for black colleges, as he seeks a closer relationship with the schools than President Obama had.
8/19/17: President Donald Trump will not attend the annual Kennedy Center Honors in December out of respect for the event that celebrates diversity. "The President and First Lady have decided not to participate in this year's activities to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction," a statement from the White House read. Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein and President Deborah F. Rutter also released a statement: "The Kennedy Center respects the decision made today by the office of the President of the United States. In choosing not to participate in this year's Honors activities, the Administration has graciously signaled its respect for the Kennedy Center and ensures the Honors gala remains a deservingly special moment for the Honorees. We are grateful for this gesture.". The Kennedy Center celebrates diversity by "bringing the world to Washington with magnificent performances of music, dance, theater, and more".
9/25/17: President Donald Trump signed a memorandum to expand access to STEM, science technology engineering and math, education in the Oval Office. The memorandum directed at least $200 million a year to technology education grants for women and minorities.
12/9/17: President Trump toured and delivered remarks at the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Mississippi. "These buildings embody the hope that has lived in the hearts of every American for generations," Mr. Trump said. "The hope for a future that is more just and is more free." The NAACP urged Mr. Trump not to attend, and two African-American Democrats in Congress -- Rep. John Lewis of Georgia and Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi -- canceled their trip. In a joint statement issued Thursday, Lewis and Thompson called the president's presence an "insult." We believe Trump made the right decision in attending the ceremony ignoring the backlash and boycotts. Especially considering black unemployment is at a 17 year low under his Presidency.