Black Entertainment Television (BET) founder Robert Johnson said that President Donald Trump is one of the best things to ever happen to the job market for black Americans.
Appearing on CNBC’s Squawk Box, the self-made billionaire insisted that despite the current lower-than-expected number of jobs created in March, the Trump economy is strong.
“When you look at that [January report], you have to say something is going right,” said the Democratic entrepreneur.
Johnson then added that Trump has been a boon for the black community.
“You have to take encouragement from what’s happening in the labor force and the job market,” Johnson told Squawk Box. “When you look at African-American unemployment, … you’ve never had African-American unemployment this low and the spread between African-Americans and whites narrowing.”
The television pioneer added that Trump’s policies have brought back into the job market people who have been out for a long time, “some of it based on discrimination, some of it based on changes in education, access and technology changes.”
UPDATE! Robert Ranco resigned, received huge backlash on social media. Many people flooded Carlson Law Firm with phone calls voicing their disgust over his comments towards DeVos.
Reporter Jenni Lee of KVUE tweeted Monday, “Robert Ranco, Round Rock attorney who made controversial tweet Friday about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, has resigned from Carlson Firm.”
Texas attorney Rob Ranco: ‘I’d be ok if Betsy Devos was sexually assaulted’
He was so proud of what he posted on twitter he decided to hide by protecting his account. Why cower eh?
Since becoming licensed in 2001, Robert Ranco has personally handled hundreds of personal injury cases. He’s a partner with The Carlson Law firm and is the supervising for the firm’s three Austin-are offices. ( View Website )
“Hundreds of graduating seniors of a historically black university in Florida booed and turned their backs on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as she stood up to deliver a commencement speech today.
“Let’s choose to hear each other out,” DeVos said, straining to be heard above the crowd at Bethune-Cookman University’s graduation in Daytona Beach. “We can choose to listen, be respectful and continue to learn from each other’s experience.”
But most of the students remained with their backs turned as the crowd applauded. University President Edison O. Jackson took the podium and tried to quiet the crowd, threatening to end the graduation. “Your degrees will be mailed to you. Choose which way you want to go.”
Many — although not all of the students — eventually took their seats. One man was escorted out by security.
“I am at the table fighting on your behalf, and on behalf of all students across this great nation,” she said.
DeVos also noted that she planned to visit Mary McLeod Bethune’s home and grave to pay her respects, which the crowd booed.
Before DeVos took the podium, Jackson recognized another Trump administration attendee, senior policy director Omarosa Manigault, who was also booed. Jackson warned attendees: “Ladies and gentleman, please, you don’t know her, nor do you know her story.”
( Daily Mail ) President Donald Trump signed an executive order on the final day of Black History Month demonstrating his commitment to African-American colleges.
Trump is moving the initiative to boost Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) from the Department of Education, where advocates of the program say it received insufficient attention in Barack Obama’s administration, to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
‘This is a very important moment and a moment that means a great deal to me,’ Trump said in the Oval Office.
The executive order will make HBCUs ‘a priority again,’ a senior administration official said, promising the ‘full force of the White House’ to the education initiative.
The measure had been applauded by HBCU advocates. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos courted controversy, however, when she said that the black colleges, which were by definition founded in the era of segregation, were proof of the success that the school choice policies she’s pushing have had.
DeVos said in a Monday statement, ‘HBCUs are real pioneers when it comes to school choice.
‘They are living proof that when more options are provided to students, they are afforded greater access and greater quality. Their success has shown that more options help students flourish.’
Educators told Politico that they were ‘floored’ by the DeVos statement and called it a ‘bit crazy.’ Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill called it ‘totally nuts.’
‘HBCUs were created for African-Americans because they had no choice and were unable to attend schools due to segregation laws,’ Austin Lane, president of Texas Southern University, said.
Lane was among a group of HBCU representatives who visited the White House yesterday and met with DeVos and Trump.
The Department of Education has since pointed out that DeVos also said schools with the HBCU designation ‘started from the fact that there were too many students in America who did not have equal access to education.
‘They saw that the system wasn’t working, that there was an absence of opportunity, so they took it upon themselves to provide the solution
Askaryar, who entered his plea on Saturday in Superior Court in Washington, was given “several lawful orders” to move out of the way of a vehicle, and then pushed an individual identified as “V-1.” Listed as a factor under one of the charges is “impeding/assaulting US government cabinet member.”
TRUMP’S SEC. OF EDUCATION BETSY DEVOS IS GOING TO MAKE EDUCATION GREAT AGAIN! Democrats are only pro-choice when it comes to abortion. When it comes to giving parents a school choice, expect the Democrat Party and teachers unions to lock the gates and surround the walls making sure no kids are leaving their pathetic public schools for better private education through voucher system. De Vos is scary the Democrats because they know education is very close to American parents hearts. For the Democrats, her support for charter school automatically disqualifies her as Sec. of Education. But what really terrifies them is her support for voucher system, children finally going to private schools ( almost all are Christian schools ) to be paid by the government at half the cost of them going to public school.
Vice President Mike Pence saved Betsy DeVos’ nomination to be education secretary on Tuesday, by using his constitutional power to cast a tiebreaking vote in the Senate after two Republicans jumped ship and voted with Democrats against her confirmation.
Two centrist Republicans, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, followed through on their plans to vote against DeVos, citing opposition from teachers and parents who fear DeVos’ school choice advocacy will hurt public schools.
That created a 50-50 tie in the Senate, forced Pence to break the tie and confirm her in a 51-50 vote. It was the first time ever a vice president has broken a tie for a Cabinet slot.
Pence’s role took mere minutes. He was ushered into the Senate president’s chair and announced the roll call was split evenly before casting his vote in favor of DeVos.
Republicans praised her as a common-sense choice to help reform what for many is a broken educational system.
“Her support for public charter schools some people don’t like,” said Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. “But 2.7 million children attend them and their 6,800 schools are the most effective public school reform in 30 years.”