Donald Trump Jr. told young black conservatives attending a summit in Washington that they have ‘guts’ for supporting his father.
‘You guys have the most guts of anyone in America,’ the president’s eldest son said at the Thursday evening event hosted by Turning Point USA, according to Politico.
The conservative group that caters to youth is hosting a three-day summit in D.C. that includes an event at the White House this morning.
President Trump will address 250 or so African-American youth at the East Room event.
His son kicked off the conference that continues all-day on Saturday at a Thursday night event at Capitol Hill’s Hyatt.
The president’s son expounded on the reduction in black unemployment in under Donald Trump’s leadership, driving home the record-low in joblessness in the demographic that’s often touted by the president.
Donald Trump’s oversight of an improving economy is one reason he said Democrats are ‘losing their stranglehold’ on the African-American vote.
‘They’re resisting the fact that they are losing their stranglehold on entire communities,’ the president’s son told the crowd, according to Politico.
Turning Point founder Charlie Kirk also addressed the gathering, telling the room of Trump supporters: ‘The fakers say you don’t exist.’
Donald Trump Jr. posted video of himself mingling with attendees to Twitter.
‘Check out this AMAZING response from young black leaders! The largest ever gathering of young black conservative leaders!! Hey media, will you cover this? Why not? This is history!’ he said.
Another tweet that characterized the summit as ‘the largest ever young conservative black summit’ taunted major news networks.
‘I am sure @CNN @MSNBC @CBS @ABC will all be covering this, right?’ he said. ‘This is an incredible gathering and worthy of national coverage…The movement is growing!’
Turning Point communications director Candace Owens also posted the video on Twitter and said, ‘For the first time ever, I was too choked up to speak on stage tonight.’
She said of the movement in support of the president: ‘It’s beautiful. It’s raw. It’s free.’
President Trump routinely boasts about the improving economy for African-Americans and youth at his rallies. In 2016, he famously said the demographic group should ditch their support for Democrats and support him, instead, saying ‘What the hell do you have to lose?’
He recently hosted Kanye West at the White House for a meeting alongside NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown for a discussion on prison reform.
West memorably said that ‘Trump is on his hero’s journey right now’ at the meeting and rapped on the Resolute Desk during a 10-minute tirade in support of the president.
‘And he might not have expected to have a crazy motherf***er like Kanye West run up and support, but best believe we are going to make America great,’ the rapper said.
SOURCE: Daily Mail, Francesca Chambers