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Donald Trump has a long history of helping out the minority communities

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*UPDATE:  Hispanic unemployment, African-American unemployment and Asian unemployment  all at an all time low. In addition voters now feel young black Americans are better off under President Trump than they were under Barack Obama. This has resulted in a 10 point increase in approval rating among hispanics and an 8 point increase among blacks.


​​​-Before Donald Trump was President he once financially supported Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's trip to the Caribbean nation to do eye surgeries on poor Haitians. Paul did about 200 surgeries on Haitians that allowed them to see while he was on the trip.


-Before Donald Trump was President when he opened his club in Palm Beach called Mar-a-Lago back in 1985, he insisted on accepting Jews and blacks even though other clubs in Palm Beach to this day discriminate against blacks and Jews. The old guard in Palm Beach was outraged that Donald would accept blacks and Jews.


-Before Donald Trump was President he was praised in a speech by Jesse Jackson for helping out the minority community. Trump worked with Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH coalition to help offer a way to get blacks into corporate America and improve their communities through building projects and jobs. 

-Before Trump was President he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 1986 for improving conditions for inner-city black youths. He took photos alongside Muhammad Ali and Rosa Parks when receiving the award.


-Before Donald Trump became President he was inducted to the NJ Boxing Hall Of Fame. During the induction the organization' came out with a statement: "During the 1980's Atlantic City was the capital of the Boxing World and Donald Trump had a lot to do with it, including many of Mike Tyson fights," the Hall's announcement said of the presidential candidate. 


-President Trump nominated Ajit Pai to Chairman of the FCC. He is the first Indian American to hold the office.


-​Trump selected Peter Thiel to join his presidential transition team on 11/12/16 as an openly gay man. This is coming off the heels of the RNC convention where Trump invited Peter Thiel to be the first openly gay man to speak at the RNC event in 16 years.


-Ben Carson, an African American, was selected by Trump as head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.


-African American female Omarosa Manigault was hired by President Trump As assistant to the president and director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison.


-Elaine Chao, an Asian female, was picked by President Trump as the head of the U.S. Transportation Department.


-​The final member of President Trump's Cabinet, latino Alexander Acosta , was picked as Secretary of labor.


​-Dina Habib Powell, an Egyptian American was selected by Trump to be the U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy. 


2/28/17: President Trump signed an executive order aimed at boosting his administration’s support for black colleges, as he seeks a closer relationship with the schools than President Obama had.


​8/19/17: President Donald Trump will not attend the annual Kennedy Center Honors in December out of respect for the event that celebrates diversity. "The President and First Lady have decided not to participate in this year's activities to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction," a statement from the White House read. Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein and President Deborah F. Rutter also released a statement: "The Kennedy Center respects the decision made today by the office of the President of the United States. In choosing not to participate in this year's Honors activities, the Administration has graciously signaled its respect for the Kennedy Center and ensures the Honors gala remains a deservingly special moment for the Honorees. We are grateful for this gesture.". The Kennedy Center celebrates diversity by "bringing the world to Washington with magnificent performances of music, dance, theater, and more". 


​9/25/17: President Donald Trump signed a memorandum to expand access to STEM, science technology engineering and math, education in the Oval Office. The memorandum directed at least $200 million a year to technology education grants for women and minorities.


12/9/17: President Trump toured and delivered remarks at the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Mississippi. "These buildings embody the hope that has lived in the hearts of every American for generations," Mr. Trump said. "The hope for a future that is more just and is more free." The NAACP urged Mr. Trump not to attend, and two African-American Democrats in Congress -- Rep. John Lewis of Georgia and Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi -- canceled their trip. In a joint statement issued Thursday, Lewis and Thompson called the president's presence an "insult." We believe Trump made the right decision in attending the ceremony ignoring the backlash and boycotts. Especially considering black unemployment is at a 17 year low under his Presidency.


​​1/9/18: President Trump signed into law creating a new national historic park for Martin Luther King Jr.


3/9/18: African American unemployment rate falls to an all time low.  


3/9/18: Hispanic unemployment rate is at an all time low.


3/15/18:  Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos (hand picked by Trump) approved the Education dept's full loan forgiveness for four historically black schools ravaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The total debt forgiveness was estimated at $322 million.


4/22/18: BET founder Robert Johnson said that he believes the Trump economy has helped the African American community.


​5/20/18: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it is withdrawing a computer assessment tool originally intended to make it easier to evaluate if local governments were meeting their obligations under the Fair Housing Act to 'affirmatively further fair housing.' In 2016 Obama added the new tool to the Fair Housing Act that essesntially reallocated funding for Section 8 housing to punish suburbs for being too white and too wealthy.


​5/24/18: President Trump granted a posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, boxing's first black heavyweight champion, after being urged to do so by “Rocky” star Sylvester Stallone.


5/26/18: Louis Farrakhan explains how Trump has done more to take on the enemies of black people in America than any other president in history. 


​5/31/18: President Donald Trump pardoned Dinesh D’Souza, Indian American political commentator who was a harsh critic of Obama. Dinesh was sentenced to 5 years of probation in 2014 for campaign-finance violations illegal campaign contributions to the New York Senate campaign of Wendy Long, and for causing false statements to be made to the Federal Election Commission.


6/1/18: The black unemployment rate hits another new record low in May under Trump.​​


6/6/18: President Trump pardoned yet another non white. African American Alice Marie Johnson, a first-time nonviolent drug offender, was commuted a week after Kim Kardashian met with the President pleading for her release.


​6/7/18: Voters now feel young black Americans are better off under President Trump than they were under Barack Obama​. 


6/13/18: While wearing a Make America Great Again hat during a CNN interview, the well known former black form NBA player and professional wrestler, Dennis Rodman credited President Trump for handling North Korea. Rodman also blamed President Obama not taking the proper action.


7/6/18:  Hispanic-Latino unemployment rate hits yet another record low in June. 


7/10/18:  Among Latinos, the jobless rate has only registered below 5% for seven months total, in the history of this country. Six of those months have occurred with Donald Trump.


8/2/18:  President Donald Trump was lauded by inner-city black pastors, including one who said he may go down as the "most pro-black president" in recent history, during a White House roundtable.


8/11/18: A poll conducted by the NAACP shows that black support for President Donald Trump sits at 21% which has doubled since his election.


8/16/18: According to Rasmussen (the only major pollster that correrctly predicted Trump's Presidential vitcory) Donald Trump approval ratings with blacks hits 31% — up 13 points in one year.


9/17/18: Hispanic household income hits record high.


10/17/18: Trump signed the Music Modernization Act which benefits many black musicians and artists. The act  accomplishes three key things: making sure songwriters and artists receive royalties on songs recorded before 1972; allocating royalties for music producers; and updating licensing and royalty rules for streaming services to pay rights-holders in a more streamlined fashion, via a new, independent entity. Under the act, many music creators will have a more reliable way of collecting the money that they’re due.