"Well This is Black History Month, So This is Our Little Breakfast, Our Little Get-Together"
With all the gravitas you'd expect, DJT delivered commemorative remarks today.
The transcript tells the whole story.
It was full of tributes like this: "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."
How to help Trump learn about Black history
We honestly have nothing for you here.
How you can learn more about Black history
You can find lots of introductory materials with a Google search. Two more recent lists: NYU's Black Lives Matter syllabus and Melissa Harris-Perry's Black Feminism syllabus.
Also, visit the spectacular National Museum of African American History and Culture. If you can't make it to Washington DC, the museum's website is also excellent.
Eyes on the Prize remains the classic film document of the Civil Rights Movement.
Our present moment will be certain to figure prominently in the long arc of Black history. Help make history with groups including Black Lives Matter, the Movement for Black Lives, NAACP, Color of Change, the African American Policy Forum, and solidarity organizations like Showing Up for Racial Justice.
How to channel the spirit of Frederick Douglass
Mr. Trump may have actually thought Frederick Douglass was alive when he delivered today's Black History Month remarks: "Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I noticed."
@realFrederickDouglass is doing the trolling: "I will be asking for an investigation into the MASSIVE VOTER FRAUD that led to black ppl and women not voting for entire first half of U.S. history!"
Enjoy all the tweets here.