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Trump Brags About His Wins At African-American Museum

| by Michael Allen

President Donald Trump bragged about his victories in South Carolina and other states while visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. on Feb. 21.

Trump, who was accompanied on the tour by Republican Rep. Tim Scott of South Carolina, an African-American, said: "I also want to thank Senator Tim Scott for joining us today -- friend of mine, a great, great senator from South Carolina. I like the state of South Carolina. I like all those states where I won by double, double, double digits. You know, those states," notes The Washington Post.

Trump won South Carolina in the GOP primary and general election by double digits.

The museum features a section on civil rights activist Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, whom Trump slammed on Twitter on Jan. 14:

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Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to ... mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk - no action or results. Sad!

During his visit to the museum, Trump mentioned other civil rights icons, reports Talking Points Memo:

It's a privilege to be here today. This museum is a beautiful 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 also said that the museum reminded him "why we have to fight bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all of its very ugly forms."

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"The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil," Trump added.

However, Steven Goldstein, executive director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, was not impressed with Trump's mention of anti-Semitism, notes RawStory.com:

His statement today is a pathetic asterisk of condescension after weeks in which he and his staff have committed grotesque acts and omissions reflecting anti-Semitism, yet day after day have refused to apologize and correct the record. Make no mistake: The anti-Semitism coming out of this Administration is the worst we have ever seen from any Administration.

Sources: The Washington Post, CNN, Talking Points Memo, Raw Story, Donald J. Trump/Twitter (2) / Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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