President Donald Trump honored influential African Americans and their impact on American society at a Thursday reception for African American History Month.
The reception took place in the White House’s East Room, with the president touching on the civil rights movement, abolitionism, the low unemployment rate and criminal justice reform.
Every citizen alive today and generations not yet born are forever in debt to the brave souls who stared down injustice and championed the eternal cause of civil rights,” Trump said, before thanking his special guests at the event for their attendance.
“And by the way, as you’ve been hearing me say, African American unemployment is at an all-time low,” Trump asserted. “In the history of our country, it’s never been better.”