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RNC 2020

Trump 'very modestly' says he's done more for the Black community than any president since Lincoln

President Trump boasted during his Republican National Convention speech that he has done more for Black people than any president since Abraham Lincoln in the 1800s.

Forgetting about Democrat Lyndon Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Trump declared, "I say very modestly, I have done more for the African American community than any president since Abraham Lincoln, our first Republican president. I have done more in three years for the Black community than Joe Biden has done in 47 years."

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was watching from home, and couldn't let Trump's comparison go by without comment. Catherine Garcia