President Trump commented on the arrest of serial bombing suspect Cesar Sayoc when he addressed the 2018 Young Black Leadership Summit in the White House on Friday.
Federal agents arrested Cesar Sayoc at an Auto Zone store in Plantation, Florida on Friday morning. The 56-year-old Caucasian male is suspected of mailing at least 11 suspicious packages to former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, as well as Hillary Clinton, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Eric Holder, and actor Robert De Niro.
The president addressed the largest gathering of young Black conservatives ever assembled in the East Room at the White House on Friday.
“I’m pleased to tell you that a suspect has been arrested and taken into custody,” Trump said to loud cheers.
More cheers erupted when the President asked how many people in the room wanted to be president some day.
Many of the young Black conservatives are concerned about healthcare, education in the Black community, and illegal immigration affecting Black-owned businesses.
“Our Black-owned businesses are turning into taco stands overnight because of illegal immigrants,” said one attendee.
Celebrities and politicians expected to speak at the Summit include Donald Trump, Jr., conservative activist Candace Owens, Larry Elder, actress Stacey Dash, Dr. Ben Carson, and Christian conservative Melissa @sweetweetertot2, whose Twitter account was reinstated on Thursday.
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