Monday, March 1, 2021

Historically Black Benedict College Taps Donald Trump for Criminal Justice Reform Event

President Donald Trump talking with the press near the White
WASHINGTON, D C , UNITED STATES – 2019/06/18: President Donald Trump talking with the press near the White House South Lawn just prior to getting on Marine One, to start his trip to Florida where he is to appear at a rally there, at the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

*Benedict College is hosting a three-day forum centered on the upcoming presidential election, and Donald Trump has been tapped to be a guest speaker for an event titled, “The Conservative Case for Criminal Justice Reform.”

“We are excited for our students who will witness, first-hand, this historical bipartisan engagement,” Benedict College President Roslyn Artis wrote in a statement.

 She said the event will show students “how the diversity of thought and positive social action work together in the democracy of our country.” 

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According to The State, the college held off on announcing Trump’s involvement with the three-day forum in fear  stakeholders and attendees would pull out of the event. 

“Soon after learning the news that Trump planned to participate in the event, candidates were making it clear that they would also be using the venue to draw contrast between, and directly attack, Trump,” The State reported. 

“HBCU funding is at historic levels,” White House deputy spokesman Hogan Gidley explained on Fox News. “This president has also set up opportunity zones in inner cities that have gone to lift all boats, especially those of African Americans whose wages have now increased.” 

Despite the propaganda push about Black employment being on the rise, national polls still show Trump maintaining only 4% support among Black Americans, per Blavity

Meanwhile, a number of Democratic Presidential Candidates, including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, will also be attending the Benedict event on Saturday, Oct. 26.

 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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