In his upcoming memoir, newly appointed Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch describes the private tour he gave President Trump of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, recalling that Trump’s reaction to the Dutch role in the global slave trade was, “You know, they love me in the Netherlands,” the Washington Post reports.
Before the president-elect arrived, his aides told Bunch that Trump “was in a foul mood” and did not want to see anything “difficult.”
Nevertheless, Bunch writes he started the tour in the history galleries, which begin with the global slave trade: “It was not my job to make the rough edges of history smooth, even for the president.”
- Hardcover Book
- Bunch III, Lonnie G. (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 288 Pages - 09/24/2019 (Publication Date) - Smithsonian Books (Publisher)