Published: Wed, February 22, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

President Trump tours National Museum of African American History & Culture

The National Museum of African American History and Culture has reached a huge milestone in the few months it has been opening, hitting its 1 million visitors mark last week.

Trump said he was honored to be the second sitting president to visit the museum. "This museum is a lovely tribute to so many American heroes, heroes like Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Rosa Parks, the Greensboro students and the African-American Medal of Honor recipients, among so many other really incredible heroes".

Trump was joined by Ben Carson, Trump's pick to lead the Department of Housing & Urban Development, who is featured in an exhibit in the museum.

The president was initially scheduled to visit the museum in observance of Martin Luther King Day but ABC News later learned that the visit was removed from his calendar due to scheduling issues and was not fully planned out.

Trump also condemned the recent anti-Semitic threats targeting the Jewish community and attacks on Jewish community centers, calling it "a very sad reminder" that there's still work to be done "to root out hate". That congressman, House Oversight Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), later forcefully denied that he'd canceled the meeting and said that he'd been trying unsuccessfully to set one up with the Trump White House.

Asked about the museum during the tour, Trump said it was "fantastic" - and that he was excited to see Carson's exhibit.

"I want to thank Senator Tim Scott for joining us today". I like the state of SC.

President Trump tours the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Washington. "I like all those states where I won by double, double, double digits", said Trump. "We have a divided country that's been divided for many, many years, but we're going to bring it together", he added.

"I just have to say that what they've done here is something that can probably not be duplicated". Trump said. "Lots of money".

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