Trump Signs EO to Make HBCUs an “Absolute Priority”


While the media bloviated about Kellyanne Conway putting her feet up on a couch in the Oval office, President Trump made historically black colleges and universities an “absolute priority” Tuesday. It moves them from the Department of Education to the White House. The President met with the leaders of the colleges in February because they felt they were given too little attention under Obama. The EO doesn’t deal with regulations or funding because that is in the president’s budget.

These colleges formed during segregation when black students were barred from going to some major universities.

Instead of divisive language, encouraging anti-police riots, and promoting white supremacy, the President is doing something that will actually make a difference.

The administration says this action will encourage strategic partnerships with other agencies and outside groups by giving it greater visibility. The United Negro College Fund had requested that Mr. Trump move the Initiative to the White House and be led by a person “who reports to a senior advisor to the president,” according to The Washington Post.

It boosts Trump’s urban agenda according to his staff.


“That’s why today I’m thrilled to be signing an executive order to be signing an executive order to recognize the importance of historically black colleges and universities. Very important. They play such an important role in achieving progress for African-Americans and our nation’s March for justice. Hbcu’s have been really pillars of the African-American community for more than 150 years. Amazing job. And a grand and enduring symbol of America at its absolute best. I congratulate you all as I say at.

This executive order will make HBCU’s a priority in the White House, an absolute priority.

[ Applause ]

Lot of people will be angry that they’re not a priority. But that’s okay. We will pledge our support to you, your mission, and our shared mission of bringing education and opportunity to all of our people. And so I just want to congratulate you. These are very, very special people surrounding me. You’ve done an amazing job. It’s not easy. Nothing is easy. You’ve done an amazingjob. I just want to congratulate you and thank YOYO I’m gonna sign this. This is really fantastic.”

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