Inside The Tense, Unusual #HBCU–White House Relationship
Inside The Tense, Unusual HBCU–White House Relationship
Last year, Omarosa Manigault-Newman wanted Howard University — the historically black school known as “The Mecca” — to welcome Donald J. Trump.The prospect of President Trump visiting Howard turned into a persistent rumor on campus last year, and a source of quiet activity. Howard’s student newspaper strongly opposed the idea. The RNC donated $2,000 to start a College Republican chapter at the school — but students couldn’t gather enough signatures. One source briefed on talks told BuzzFeed News that someone had proposed a town hall event in which Trump would answer questions, maybe with TV personality A.J. Calloway.
By September, …