Donald Trump Press Conference: I'm deeply honored to welcome the members of the Congressional Black Caucus to the White House. We're going to have a lot of meetings over the years, and I very much appreciate you being here. Throughout my campaign, I pledged to focus on improving conditions for African American citizens. This means more to me than anybody would understand or know. Every American child has a right to grow up in a safe community, to attend great schools, to graduate with access to high-paying jobs. America has spent trillions and trillions of dollars overseas. I guess I heard just recently in the Middle East we've spent, as of about two months ago, $6 trillion, and you know where we are over there — while neglecting the fate of American children in cities like Baltimore and Chicago and Detroit.
Donald Trump Press Conference :African American citizens have given so much to this country. They've fought in every war since the Revolution, and they've fought hard. They've lifted up the conscience of our nation in the march toward civil rights, enriched the soul of America — and their faith and courage. And they've advanced our country in the fields of science, arts and medicine. Elijah Cummings, who was here about two weeks ago, who I happen to think is a terrific man I don't know if he'll say that about me, but I will tell you, I really liked him a lot. And we were talking about drugs and prescription drugs and the costs.