President Donald Trump addressed a group of young black conservatives, on Friday at the White House, telling them that he believed one of them would be a future President of the United States.
“A lot of people are jealous of you,” Trump said Friday at the White House to the Young Black Leadership Summit. “And jealousy’s a very bad thing. It’s mean. It’s nasty. But people that are jealous, they never make it, you know? They’re jealous, they never make it.”
The president made this prediction while speaking to about 350 of his young black supporters in the East Room at the White House.
He went so far as to say that he expects “three or four” in the room will one day become president. “You are going to be standing right here. I have no doubt,” Trump said.
The president spoke about his “America First” slogan that some had told him would be considered racist, telling the group which was organized by the conservative student group Turning Point USA, that he had never considered it to be racist.
He also said that many of his “Handlers” told him not to tell African Americans during the campaign that they had nothing to lose voting for him, because he could deliver results.
“Racist?” Trump said. “Why is that racist? Does everyone in this room agree? You’re living in America. America First, right?”
That statement solicited the crowd to break out in chants of “USA-USA!”
The president’s positive address to the group isn’t the first time he has had good things to say about the group.
According to the New York Post, last May, the President tweeted his appreciation for the group’s 29-year-old Director of Communications Candace Owens.
Owens joined the group in November and began a plan to hold a conference for young black people, to engage them in politics.