(NBC News) President Donald Trump spoke out against racism and anti-Semitism Tuesday following a tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
“This tour is a meaningful reminder of why we have to fight bigotry, intolerance, and hatred in all its very ugly forms.”
The visit comes a week after the president said Representative Eelijah Cummings had canceled a White House meeting, calling it “bad politics.”
Cummings called that account “completely false” and said no meeting was ever planned.
He’s also been criticized for asking a veteran White House reporter, who is black, if she could facilitate a meeting with the Black Congressional Caucus.
The president also said he is closely monitoring an investigation into a recent string of threats against Jewish community centers across the country.
“Anti-Semitism is horrible, and it’s going to stop, and it has to stop,” Mr. Trump said.
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