Talladega is a historically black college which was criticized by some on the left because members of the school band wanted to perform at Trump’s inauguration.
The band ultimately went and performed at the inauguration. They were so amazing and talented. They blew everyone away with their performance.
President Trump was so impressed, he ultimately met with the college president.
Trump meets with Talladega College president
President Donald Trump met with Talladega College President Billy C. Hawkins Sunday, according to the school.
Hawkins’ invitation came less than 48 hours after Talladega College’s Great Tornado Band performed in Trump’s inaugural parade in Washington.
In a news release, the school said Hawkins attended meetings and was also able to attend a reception at the White House. In a prepared statement, he called it “an overwhelming experience.”
The band raised more than $673,000 through a GoFundMe page for travel expenses to the inaugural, when its original goal was $75,000. The groundswell of money came after Hawkins appeared on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” in response to criticism of the band accepting an invitation to appear in Trump’s inaugural parade. Some alumni and others criticized the move as endorsing Trump.
Hawkins said he left the White House “very encouraged about a positive future for (historically black colleges and universities) all across the country.”
In case you missed it, you can see part of the band’s incredible performance below:
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