President Donald Trump held a "listening session" about Black History Month on Wednesday -- and promptly made the meeting all about himself.
Trump not only used the meeting to spout off about his long-running feud with CNN, but also asked a group of black supporters sitting with him to say some nice things about him.
"We love the Lord, we love our new president, and we’re praying for our new president," one pastor from Ohio gushed to Trump. "Our president gives us his ear, to listen to the community, to listen. And people like us are here to constantly put that message out into the community. And we love you for that."
The reaction across Twitter was fierce, and it was not pretty. Many Twitter users noted that Trump took the occasion to talk about himself rather than exclusively paying tribute to black history in the United States.
Others, meanwhile, mocked Trump's ignorance of both black history and historical black figures -- for instance, the president described Frederick Douglass as "somebody who has done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice."
Check out some of the top reactions below.
He was *this close* to asking "Why do we have a Black History Month but we don't have a Trump History Month?"— Keith Harris (@Keith Harris)1485968156.0
One sentence on MLK, eight about Donald Trump. Happy Black History Month! https://t.co/s8ncbtuImq— Eric Chesterton (@Eric Chesterton)1485964789.0
Only trump can somehow make black history month about himself. https://t.co/GY0bye3VfU— Michael Fiore (@Michael Fiore)1485965417.0
I can't wait until Hispanic Heritage Month...when he congratulates Ponce de Leon for building a fountain at Mar-a-L… https://t.co/BhNywLRWNY— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@Ana Navarro-Cárdenas)1485965899.0
Pretty sure Trump knows nothing about black history— Jordan Malloy (@Jordan Malloy)1485966476.0
What's the likelihood that Trump didn't even know what Black History Month was until a few hours ago— Justin Carter (@Justin Carter)1485965554.0
We laugh, but Trump knows about what I'd guess the typical white voter knows about black history or black people. And they like that.— Tressie McMillan Cottom (@Tressie McMillan Cottom)1485965327.0
Carson: say something abt Frederick Douglass Trump: I don't listen to rap Carson: You. .. Trump: ok, I 'll wing it #blackhistorymonth— Mark Mays #blm #cfc (@Mark Mays #blm #cfc)1485967392.0
Shout out to Frederick Douglass for being recognized more & more; hopefully soon he'll do so good Trump will misspell his name in a tweet.— Rochelle Shipman (@Rochelle Shipman)1485967327.0