Donald Trump is set to unleash a new series of executive orders in the next few weeks aimed at education, specifically about Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).
Reality star and aide to the President, Omarosa Manigault is working with Trump on a new executive order to aid ailing HBCU. According to Buzzfeed News, the President was shocked to find out how some schools have been suffering during the Obama administration.
Jarrett Carter Jr., an HBCU advocate, wrote on HBCU Digest that Trump might be able to accomplish more in regards to higher education for black students than President Obama was able to do during his entire tenure.
“It’s not fair that in the last 24 hours, Trump and his cabinet has generated more goodwill between the White House and black colleges than Obama was disinclined to even feign in three commencement speeches and eight national HBCU week conferences — none of which he attended,” Carter Jr. wrote on Saturday. “And with one executive order unique to HBCU federal support, Trump could become one of the greatest advocates black colleges have ever seen.”
Trump’s executive order for HBCU may play well with young black men who gave the President his strongest support among African Americans during the 2016 election, according to exit polls.