Trump: I think I’ve done more for the black community than any other President and let’s take a pass on Abraham Lincoln because he did good but although it’s always questionable, you know in other words the end result
Harris: Well we are free Mr. President pic.twitter.com/advWPuSKwv
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) June 12, 2020
Courtesy of The Daily Beast:
At another point in the chat, Trump boasted that “I think I’ve done more for the black community than any other president—and let’s take a pass on Abraham Lincoln because he did good although it’s always questionable, you know in other words the end result,” before Faulkner interrupted to say, “Well, we are free, Mr. President.”
Trump did not further elaborate on what, in particular, about Lincoln’s legacy was “questionable.”
Trump made a number of controversial statements during this interview about chokeholds and his response to the BLM protests, but it is hard to beat these comments about President Lincoln.
I mean the man won a civil war, freed the slaves, and reunited a country, what more does a man need to do to for Donald Trump not to shit all over his legacy?
And you would think that this would piss the Republicans off even more than Trump threatening to use the military to quell peaceful protests.
I mean they brag about Abraham Lincoln being a Republican every chance they get.
And now Trump is trying to undermine the man’s accomplishments?
You know what, maybe Trump is trying to lose this election.