Yesterday, Donald Trump visited the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. As reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Trump appeared “visibly moved” at the museum, and even offered some thoughts about slavery:
According to Alveda King, this is how President Trump reacted to the slavery exhibit yesterday: https://t.co/UA24mjQCRQpic.twitter.com/VFOXVXzf4m
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) February 22, 2017
Previously, Trump said the Industrial Revolution—a period of time characterized as beginning in the late 18th century and ending between 1820 and 1840—was a good time for America. Slavery was abolished in 1863.
He also recently appeared not to know who Frederick Douglass was.