(RightWing.org) – President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence took part in one of the biggest moments in Black history this week, and Democrats ignored it.
Vice President Mike Pence has officially sworn in the first Black man to hold the position of chief of staff in the Air Force. President Trump attended the Oval Office swearing-in ceremony for Gen. Charles “CQ” Brown on August 4 and told him how proud he was of his service.
Pence Performs Historic Ceremony
The vice president performed the ceremony in front of the president and Brown’s family. President Trump told the general, “Your family is very proud of you,” then he added, ”and I’m very proud.” Pence tweeted about what an honor it was to swear in the 22nd Air Force chief of staff.
It was my honor to formally swear-in General Charles Q. Brown, the first African-American military service chief in American History. President @realDonaldTrump & I have every confidence our Air Force will only grow stronger under General Brown's leadership! pic.twitter.com/nILcjhdqTX
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) August 4, 2020
Brown told the group that he felt “honored and blessed” for the opportunity to continue his service. According to The Hill, Trump wasn’t supposed to originally attend the event, but then he moved it to the West Wing so he could participate in the general’s big day.
Although this is a huge moment for the Black community, it’s been largely ignored by Democrats since the Senate voted 98-0 to confirm Brown. The general is going to be the first Black person to sit on the Joint Chiefs of Staff since Colin Powell’s term as chairman ended in 1993. Once again, President Trump showed America he wants nothing more than to lift all of the honorable people in the country up.
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