While former president Obama may have talked and promised so much about helping the black community, he achieved very little, especially when compared to President Trump, who’s been in office only four months.
“In the first four months of this presidency, the Trump administration has been far more responsive to our community than the past administration,” Johnny C. Taylor Jr., president of a nonprofit that supports and represents black students, explained to the Los Angeles Times in an interview.
“I, for one, judge people by what they do — not what they say,” he added, the implication being that Obama had been full of it.
A president of Dillard University, Walter Kimbrough, apparently agrees. He said:
“For President Obama, people expected him to come in and fix everything, especially for black people … but he never campaigned strongly for HBCUs.”
In the meantime, the exact opposite has happened. Despite everyone expecting very little from President Trump, many ended being pleasantly surprised.
“So people now want to see what’s going to happen because he’s coming in saying he’s going to be the president for HBCUs,” Kimbrough added. “It’s a very different perspective, but it’s still the first 150 days, so we’ll see what happens.”
As a matter of fact, President Trump’s first action in aiding the black community occurred as early as two months in the Oval Office, when he signed an order to provide $25 billion which were to be used for funding HBCU’s, reports Breitbart.
“With this executive order, we will make HBCUs a priority in the White House — an absolute priority,” Trump said in a statement at the time.
PJ Media’s Tom Knighton saw the irony in all this and said:
“A Republican president, the party that allegedly hates minorities, is the one actually keeping his promises about expanding minority educational opportunities.”