Trump’s Black History Month proclamation implies racism in the military is in the past. It’s not.Breaking News
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The tension between black Americans and President Trump has been clear since his campaign, and it perhaps is most exemplified in his incredibly low approval rating with black voters — 6 percent, according to Gallup.
Comments about immigrants from black countries, blaming anti-racism activists for violence during the rally in Charlottesville, and feelings that he has pitted National Football League players protesting racism against veterans have led some to doubt whether Trump's vision for a "great" America includes black Americans.
Well in Trump's 2018 Black History Month proclamation, the president chose to highlight the contributions of one particular group of black Americans: veterans.
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