President Trump on Tuesday touted his administration’s economic record for African-Americans during the 2019 National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week Conference in Washington, D.C., reports CBS News.
“When I’m on that debate stage, these are pretty good numbers,” Trump said, mentioning African-American poverty rates. “… Who’s going to beat these numbers?” he added.
Trump then went off-script during his speech to note that he never wanted to “be an astronaut.”
“To give just a few examples, NASA is expanding outreach to HBCUs who want to become scientists, engineers and even astronauts,” Trump said.
“I don’t know about the astronaut,” he added, breaking from prepared remarks. “I don’t want to be an astronaut.”
Trump then polled the audience.
“Does anybody want to be an astronaut? I see one. There’s one brave person,” he said.
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 10, 2019