President Donald Trump’s latest executive order was so good that the founder of Black Entertainment and Television is showering him with praise.
Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday that will establish a White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, which will help minority communities dealing with poverty.
Bob Johnson, the founder of BET and a former Hillary Clinton supporter, praised Trump for the order while attending the event at the White House.
“I am a fundamental believer that there are business solutions to social problems,” he said.
The council will be headed by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson and will create a multi-agency approach to help with outreach and opportunities in low-income communities.
“Our goal is to ensure that America’s great new prosperity is shared by all our citizens,” Trump said, vowing to continue helping suffering communities “ignored by Washington.”
The council will work toward helping Trump identify ways to slash taxes, cut regulations, and generate more private investments in poverty-stricken communities.
“No citizen will be forgotten, no community will be ignored, and no American will be left on the sidelines,” Trump said. “To achieve our national destiny we must unlock the potential of all of our people.”
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., was also present at the White House event and praised Trump for his efforts to help impoverished communities as well as his support for criminal justice reform.
“Your strong advocacy for criminal justice reform…without out any question without your leadership our Senate would not have made the decision to take it up in 2018,” Scott said.
Earlier this year, Johnson praised Trump’s booming economy for helping bring black workers get back into the growing labor force.
Since Trump took office, African-American unemployment has hit an all-time low and has steadily decreased.
“You have to take encouragement from what is happening in the labor force and the job market,” Johnson said in April. “When you look at African-American unemployment … you have never had African-American unemployment this low and the spread between African-Americans and whites narrowing.”
The BET founder also said that the business environment in the U.S. is also doing really well, which has helped minority communities across the country.
“I believe if you take into account the Trump tax cut, you take into account the drop in unemployment … and you take into account that interest rates are fairly stable, the economy is going to grow,” he said.
“I believe the economy is certainly on a strong growth path,” he added.
Many in the mainstream media have hardly praised Trump for his efforts on passing major criminal justice reform and taking steps to help minority and impoverished communities across the country.