After praising Frederick Douglass at the National Prayer Breakfast last week, Donald Trump doubled-down on his support for the long-deceased abolitionist by choosing him to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
“Frederick Douglass has a long track record of doing great work, great work, I mean it,” said Mr. Trump at a press conference this afternoon, referring to the civil rights activist who passed away in 1895. “I’ve been hearing a lot good things about him, and I’m really, really impressed.”
Douglass will face a difficult confirmation process, as he may have challenges from within the Republican party, and he is dead as well.Trump, however, remains confident in his choice of the former slave.
“This guy has overcome a ton. Believe me. And he’s very smart. Very. And so well spoken! Keep your eyes on him.”