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Trump on New African-American Museum: 'We're All Very Proud of It'

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By    |   Saturday, 24 Sep 2016 11:27 PM

Donald Trump Saturday praised the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution, telling a rally in Virginia that "we're all very proud of it."

"I saw it the other day in going around Washington — and it looked beautiful," Trump said at the Berglund Center in Roanoke. "We congratulate and honor those involved with the project and recognize today the incredible contributions of the African-American community to this nation."

President Barack Obama keynoted the opening ceremony of the 400,000-square-foot bronze-clad structure.

The museum is the Smithsonian's 19th — and it is the first national institution charged with documenting the history of black people in the U.S. while also honoring the integral role of African-American culture.

Besides first lady Michelle Obama, also attending the ceremony were former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush, Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, former President Bill Clinton and House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Trump used the museum celebration as an opening for his continued pitch to black voters.

"African Americans have given so much to our nation, and sacrificed so much for this nation," Trump told the crowd. "Many African Americans are succeeding so greatly in our country — and I will make sure their success is protected and supported.

"At the same time, too many African Americans have been left behind and trapped in poverty.

"I will fight to make sure every single African American child in this country is fully included in the American dream."

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