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Trump's Remarks in Listening Session with African American Leaders, Ypsilanti, MI; May 21, 2020


Remarks by President Trump in Listening Session with African American Leaders | Ypsilanti, MI

Issued on: May 21, 2020

Ford Motor Company
Rawsonville Components Plant

Ypsilanti, Michigan
2:59 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much, and Im honored to be here in the Detroit area with so many incredible, dedicated African American leaders. We just said hello to a lot of my good friends outside.

Were joined today by Secretary Ben Carson and Scott Turner of the White House Opportunity Revitalization Council. Thank you very much, Scott. Ben, thank you very much. Its very exciting being here.


THE PRESIDENT: Really great job.

I want to just call out JaRon Smith. Hes been here for with me, like, from the beginning. We never call him out. We never he works so hard. I say, I want to call him out. He doesnt want to be. (Laughter.) I dont know. Hes not a shy man, but hes a very capable man, and youve been right from the beginning. And I want to thank you.

If youd like to say something, you can. He never wants to even bother, but this is one tough, smart cookie.

Go ahead, JaRon.

MR. SMITH: Well, Ill say, first of all, Mr. President, thank you so much for your leadership. A lot of the challenges that are in the African American community are historic in nature. Of course, the COVID pandemic has shined a bright light on some of those historic disparities, whether its access to capital or if its access to healthcare or, you know, the environments that people grow up in.

And I believe that through your leadership, were going to rise out of the ashes of this like a phoenix, stronger than ever. And so thank you so much. And we look forward to continuing to work with you.


Scott, could you say a few words, please? Outstanding guy.

MR. TURNER: Yes, sir. Thank you, Mr. President. And Im so humbled to be here with you, sir. And thank you for your leadership, but really your heart for America and the heartbeat of America. And thank you all for being here. Servant leaders at this table this afternoon. And so Im honored to sit with you.


PASTOR SCOTT: Thank you, Mr. President. Listen, we are attempting to navigate. We are when I say we, Im speaking of you as our leader in this administration. Were attempting to navigate our way through uncharted waters right now. We are going through a crisis that has been its unprecedented in modern history.

And so, you know, were learning more about this challenge every day. Information is being updated every day, but information is also being outdated every day. Things we thought three months ago, we dont think today. So were navigating our way through this, and we have to all be on one accord in this.

Thank you, Mr. President, for your bold leadership.




Lets go take a tour. And youre all invited to join me if you want. And well take a look at a great assembly line making ventilators.

Thank you. Thank you very much.


3:56 P.M. EDT

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Fri May 22, 2020, 09:53 PM

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