They weren’t rappers, comedians or retired football legends. They were the Presidents and Chancellors of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Over 70 HBCUS leaders are in Washington, D.C. this week. On their first day in town, they met with President Trump and Vice President Pence on issues important to their colleges and universities.
On Tuesday, February 28, the Presidents will meet with members of Congress. The large group meeting was the first anyone could remember with HBCU Presidents and the President of the United States since Reagan was in office.
More broadly, for the first time in his presidency, Trump met with a group of African Americans who actually run something. Though the relationship is in its infantile stages, it’s still further along than what has happened over eight years under President Obama.
Trump is also expected to meet with members of the Congressional Black Caucus within his first 100 day in office.