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  Weekly Presidential Address  CSPAN  February 25, 2017 6:19pm-6:24pm EST

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it will probably be a difficult vote for vulnerable house republicans. host: you can read his reporting at and follow him on twitter. thank you for joining us. niels: thank you. >> watch live coverage of senate confirmation debates and votes next week on c-span2 and listen through the free c-span radio app. in his weekly address the president talks about his visit to the african american museum and how he plans to increase job growth among african-americans. sancheztative linda delivers the democratic response, giving her reaction to the immigration executive order. donald trump: my fellow americans, as black history month 2017 comes to a close, i am very grateful for the
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wonderful opportunities to honor , faith-american heroes leaders, entrepreneurs, and the many others who changed the course of our nation. we are blessed by the lives and examples of those who have made ,his nation a beacon of freedom talent, and unbreakable american spirit. this week i had the privilege of visiting the national museum of african american history and culture right here in washington dc. it is a new, beautiful smithsonian museum that serves as a shining example of african-americans incredible contributions to our culture, our society, and our history. it also tells of the great struggle for freedom and equality that prevailed against the sins of slavery and the injustice of discrimination. we work and love of the people who helped create such a masterpiece is a testament to the legacy of so many leaders it honors. i left that museum confident
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that together america can overcome any challenge. there is a great quote by muhammad ali in the museum, "i shook up the world, he said, and that is what he did." said it leaders like sojourner truth, frederick douglass, booker t. washington, martin luther king, and so many others. they shook up the world for the better because the inspired our nation to march towards justice and freedom for all. today, and every day, i pledge to continue that march so that every american, no matter his background, or her background has the chance to climb that great letter of this -- ladder of success. to be with ben carson and his family, for the first time seeing the carson exhibit. willproud that soon he serve in my cabinet as the secretary of housing and urban development, hud has a very
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powerful meeting far beyond -- meaning far beyond housing, it is about transforming our communities and bringing back hope. ben carson will do a fantastic job. that is what i have committed to do also. i want every african-american child, family, and worker to have access to great schools, safe communities, and good paying jobs. disadvantage child in america to have a choice about where they go to school, so important. tolso want to honor and promote the achievements of historically black colleges and universities throughout the nation. they do a fantastic job. they are not given the credit they deserve. they are going to start getting that credit. in order to help african-americans thrive we are working hard to make sure that every child can grow up in a safe community, and have access to high-paying jobs. we have lost a lot of our best jobs to other countries, and
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this has hurt the african-american community very badly. withweek i met manufacturing ceos who are going to be working to bring back those jobs. i mean really good paying jobs. i will be talking more about these issues in my joint session address to congress and to all americans next tuesday evening. i hope you will be watching. thank you. god bless you and god bless america. hello, i am linda sanchez, vice chair of the i am proud to share my family story because it is an american story. i am a daughter of immigrants. my parents came here from mexico. like so many immigrants, my parents came to this country and worked hard every day to provide for me, my six brothers and sisters. my father was an industrial mechanic. my mother, maria, became an elementary school teacher after first raising a family. they own their own home.