ABC’s Good Morning America aired an interview with President Obama on Friday in which he blasted Donald Trump’s assertion that black people are worse off now than they “ever, ever, ever” have been.
In fact, the president pointed out that most people who have even a third-grade education have a better understanding of history than that.
“Even most 8 year olds would tell you that whole slavery thing wasn’t very good for black people,” he said. “Jim Crow wasn’t good for black people. What we have to do is use our history to propel us to make more progress in the future.”
Obama also addressed the violent protests that have erupted in Charlotte over the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. While he said he understood the frustration within the community, he also urged people in the city to express their grievances in a peaceful manner.
“Looting, breaking glass, those things are not going to advance the cause,” he said.
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