President Donald Trump sang his own praises on Twitter after ordering Black Lives Matter protesters be dispersed so that he could score a photo-op outside the White House.
Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, Trump said that no president, other than Abraham Lincoln, has done more from the Black community than him.
My Admin has done more for the Black Community than any President since Abraham Lincoln. Passed Opportunity Zones w… https://t.co/seXPLH7Veq— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1591122475.0
Trump's comment ignores the work President Lyndon B. Johnson did in his promise to pass national civil rights legislation in 1964 when lobbied by Black activists, including Dr. Marth Luther King Jr. Efforts to register African-American voters in the South were still blocked.
In 1965, Johnson held a rare joint session of Congress after a voting rights activist was killed by an Alabama sheriff's deputy.
"The bill that I am presenting to you will be known as a civil rights bill. But, in a larger sense, most of the program I am recommending is a civil rights program. Its object is to open the city of hope to all people of all races," said Johnson.
He implored Congress to pass a Voting Rights Act with actual teeth.
Trump also claimed that Black unemployment was the best because of him. In fact, Black unemployment has ballooned to 16.7 percent, which is approaching 2007 recession levels.
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Twitter responded to Trump's claims with their own fact-checks and attacks.
More than 100,000 Americans have died. Unemployment is skyrocketing. People are struggling to keep a roof over th… https://t.co/IXhMSYnBOE— Rep. Gwen Moore (@Rep. Gwen Moore)1591124263.0
@realDonaldTrump @SenatorTimScott Nah & show the part you did https://t.co/Rs5sm7onlP— Yuri Thomas (@Yuri Thomas)1591124030.0
@realDonaldTrump @SenatorTimScott You pretended President Obama wasn’t from here. You cursed out black football pla… https://t.co/fVyzTpqpYf— Palmer Report (@Palmer Report)1591122611.0
@JoyFelize @PaulLCarr2 @3YearLetterman @realDonaldTrump @SenatorTimScott Someone slept through first grade history class lol— Hamberdlerer (@Hamberdlerer)1591123932.0
@realDonaldTrump @SenatorTimScott Probably not a good idea to brag about unemployment rates right now...— Josh (@Josh)1591123748.0
@realDonaldTrump @SenatorTimScott Trump thinks of us Black People in terms of MONEY. Property. Not Lives.— Emmanuel Blimie for FL House District 12 (@Emmanuel Blimie for FL House District 12)1591124276.0
@BBWCA1515 @ChidiNwatu @realDonaldTrump @SenatorTimScott Aside from being an excellent role model for Black kids ar… https://t.co/r40FutZWOo— Daniel Gerling (@Daniel Gerling)1591124294.0
@katgirlsc @BBrynteson @RoydYure @_ReaalAmerican_ @realDonaldTrump ....there are so many! “Shithole countries”, “br… https://t.co/XVNZz0DfKK— Siddha (@Siddha)1591124297.0
OK "black community", what's been the best part of Trump's "presidency"? -Racist klanpaign rallies? -Flashing th… https://t.co/NXBBctpiMn— LA Resists 🌊 (@LA Resists 🌊)1591124302.0
@KremlinTrolls Trump misspoke. What he meant was that he has done more for the Black Community than any President since Andrew Johnson.— Gentleman Scientist Wannabe (@Gentleman Scientist Wannabe)1591124321.0