Donald Trump’s Oval Office Photo Highlights the Lack of Diversity in the White House
It’s been a rough Black History Month for President Donald Trump. First, Trump spoke about African American abolitionist Frederick Douglass as if the man was still alive (he died in 1895). But a tweet on February 16 from Trump proves that he still has a long away to go before he can improve relations with people of color. The tweet included Trump’s signature hashtag #MakeAmericanGreatAgain, and a Oval Office photo of some of his prominent staff members.
This picture is so white I need sunglasses.— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) February 17, 2017
.@POTUS could this picture be any more white?— jordan ?? (@JordanUhl) February 17, 2017
Look at all that diversity in one room!— Marc Around (@MarcAround) February 17, 2017
The photo is not the first time that Republicans have been called out for a lack of diversity. Over the summer, House Speaker Paul Ryan tweeted a selfie with his interns — all of them were White. And after the election, Vice President Mike Pence tweeted a selfie with the All-White Republican Congressional caucus. Although this Congress is the most racially diverse in U.S. history, we still have a long way to go before achieving true racial equality when it comes to our elected leaders.
LOL, I love America but …. I'm really loving the 2017 diversity of this photo. pic.twitter.com/oEo9bLNw3i— Amanda Freeman (@TheFiredChef) February 17, 2017
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