While former President Barack Obama claimed to be a champion of helping blacks, it appears President Donald Trump is the only one committed to actually honoring his promise to help minorities in the U.S.
On Monday, Trump signed a bill into law expanding Rev. Martin Luther King’s birthplace in Atlanta, Georgia into a national historical park.
The move is unprecedented as it will be the first park of its kind in the entire state.
Making the move even more significant, Trump signed the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2017 aboard Air Force One with Alveda King next to him.
King, the niece of the late civil rights activist, joined Trump for a private bill signing on Air Force One, and she was very pleased with Trump’s decision to sign the measure into law.
“Through his life and work, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made America more just and free,” White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley told a group of reporters on the plane.
He added: “This important historical park tells his story, and this bill will help ensure that the park continues to tell Dr. King’s story for generations to come.”
In a tweet on Tuesday, Trump said it was his “great honor” to sign the bill with King present and for the significant impact it will have.
It was my great honor to sign H.R. 267, the “Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act,” which redesignates the Martin Luther King, Junior, National Historic Site in the State of Georgia as the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park. https://t.co/Qe0b6HBFTY pic.twitter.com/QTgaqTawPT
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2018
The bill was sponsored by Rep. John Lewis, D-GA, who said the new law will dramatically improve the way the National Park Service preserves, shares, and presents King’s legacy to those who visit the monument.
On Monday, Trump also signed the 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act, which commemorates the arrival of the first Africans to the English colonies in 1619 at Point Comfort, Virginia.
While Obama claimed he would help the black community, only Trump was bold enough to actually sign significant measures into law.
With black unemployment being at its lowest in decades and the new law preserving Rev. King’s legacy, liberals are going to have to admit that Trump has been a far better candidate for minorities than Obama ever was.
Source: USA Today