The Twitterverse went all the way in discussing the Young Black Leadership Summit, the multi-day event in Washington, D.C. that invited hundreds of young conservatives to participate. On Friday, they joined the president in the White House.
Trump and his MAGA hat-wearing friends, including Ben Carson, Candace Owens and Stacey Dash, billed the event as some kind of forum for African-Americans to learn about conservative beliefs. But woke Black folks were calling out the event as a lesson in sunken place foolishness. As one Twitter user said, “Young Black Conservatives are at the wh waiting for their massa to speak to them. They’re wearing maga hats. Geesh.”
Reactions began to pour in over Trump, who spoke Friday, focusing on what racist, inaccurate or confusing as heck statements that would come out of his mouth. Reports also focused on the story behind the event.
The summit was a result of a questionable relationship between Trump and Owens, who is busy spewing right-lean beliefs on YouTube and everywhere. The 29-year-old Owens is the Director of Communications for Turning Point USA, the conservatives group that organized the summit. Trump has publicly declared his support for Owens, who also has a follower in Kanye West whose controversial behavior has been met with major backlash.
I’m at this Young Black Conservatives event at the White House. @RealBenCarson @SecretaryCarson is talking and whining about the media covering his plan to raise rents on public housing. He didn’t do media! Don’t complain if you did no real outreach. #RolandMartinUnfiltered— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) October 26, 2018
Laissez-faire economics is the belief in economic decisions being made without the state. Unfortunately that's what brought about the Great Depression but don't let Conservatives tell you that. It has a tendency to fuel economic inequality, which then leads to violence— Erica Ifill (@wickdchiq) October 26, 2018
WAIT. Trump is speaking at a young black leaders summit?! They're grooming a bunch of mini Kanyes.— Christina Henderson (@chenderson) October 26, 2018
But, I've always thought conservatives do pipeline building better than Dems. They start these summits in HS, then College Republicans, Federalist Society, etc.
I would say 200 or less here in the East Room for this Young Black Conservatives meeting at the White House. They claimed 400. Uh, no. #rolandmartinunfiltered #rollinwithroland… https://t.co/qvVk1Kecxr— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) October 26, 2018
How much do you have to pay someone to throw your self-respect out the window and put on a red MAGA hat??? Do these young "black conservatives" know that they are sheep in the midst of wolves??? They need to watch "Get Out."— My inquiring mind wants to know! 🧐 (@sdsalsersmith) October 26, 2018
I the point I think they are making is they did not mention the other minorities. The publicized it as a young black conservatives leadership conference and they are not are black or African American. If race was not an issue why not just call it a young leadership conference?— Yolanda (@cahyey0820) October 26, 2018
Trump is picking up where his son left off last night. He's addressing a couple hundred young black conservatives. He's making his speech regarding the bombing suspect; but, he's doing it as a photo op all at the same time. You will see all the black people at hie WH!— mildred washington (@tou456) October 26, 2018
In two years the couple hundred young black conservatives will be the most black people seen at the WH. This is being arranged by black conservatives. Some have on MAGA hats. This is the real story for Trump; Not the bomber!! #DESPERATE.— mildred washington (@tou456) October 26, 2018
Young Black conservatives are at the wh waiting for their massa to speak to them. They're wearing maga hats. Geesh.— 💛Unapologetically💛Ambitious💛Nasty💛Radical💛 (@TonyaA6) October 26, 2018