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President Trump Today Toured the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

February 21, 2017

President Donald J. Trump and members of his administration today toured the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. 

In a tour led by the museum’s founding director Lonnie G. Bunch III and Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton, the President and his guests visited exhibitions exploring the History Galleries, including exhibits on the international slave trade, segregation and the civil rights movement. Among the guests participating in the tour were Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson and family, Sen. Tim Scott, Ivanka Trump and Alveda King.

The visit took place before public visiting hours. The President’s tour occurred days after the museum hit the one million visitor mark since it opened Sept. 24, 2016.

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