Trump speaks to young Black conservatives

President Donald Trump speaks at the Young Black Leadership Summit 2019 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Kearyn Bolin, back left, of Texas State University and Ben Okereke, right of Georgia State University listen. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

President Donald Trump recently delivered his pitch to a roomful of young African American voters eager to throw their support behind the GOP candidate ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

Hundreds of college-age Black conservatives were reportedly on hand for the White House’s East Room for the 2019 Young Black Leadership Summit. The scene was quite reminiscent of one of the president’s campaign rallies, replete with boisterous chants of “USA! USA” and “four more years!”

“You broke the sound barrier,” Trump, 74, joked with the crowd of students and young professionals. “I’ve never heard it quite like that, and I appreciate it. We love you!”

Trump wasted no time touting his track record with the Black community. After highlighting record-low Black unemployment rates (a trend started under his predecessor Barack Obama), Trump took aim at some of his critics, Democrats and the media.

At one point, however, Trump credited Black people with building the United States in a nod to their ancestors’ enslavement