a poem by Donald Trump, taken verbatim from the transcript of his address at the “Black History Month” breakfast, and rearranged in free verse.
Well this is Black History Month, so
this is our little breakfast, our little
get-together. Hi Lynn, how are you?
Just a few notes.
During this month,
we honor the tremendous history of African-Americans
throughout our country. Throughout the world,
if you really think about it,
And their story is one of unimaginable sacrifice,
hard work, and
I’ve gotten a real glimpse—during the campaign
I’d go around with Ben to a lot of different places
I wasn’t so familiar with.
They’re incredible people!
And I want to thank Ben Carson, who’s gonna be
heading up HUD. That’s a big job. That’s a job
that’s not only housing, but it’s
And you understand,
nobody’s gonna be better
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
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
I am very proud now that we have a museum
on the National Mall where people can learn
so many other
Frederick Douglass is an example
who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized
more and more,
Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, and millions more
who made America
what it is today.