Trump visits African American history museum
President Donald Trump became the second president to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture Tuesday. The president toured the museum's exhibits with a group that included Dr. Ben Carson and Carson's wife, Candy, as well as the president's daughter Ivanka, aide Omarosa Manigault and museum staff.
The president said of the museum: "Honestly, it's fantastic."
“This museum is a beautiful tribute to so many American heroes," he said after his tour. “This tour was a meaningful reminder of why we have to fight biogrty and inteolenace in all its ugly forms.”
The museum includes an exhibit dedicated to Carson's rise from poverty to prominent pediatric neurosurgeon, which the group stopped to admire and pose for photos.
Carson was one of Trump's rivals in the GOP primary and is the president's pick to serve as the next secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Trump's wife Melania Trump visited the museum last week with Sara Netanyahu.