Robin Roberts

Taking aim at Trump, Obama says even a 3rd-grader knows slavery 'wasn't good for black people'

Taking aim at Trump, Obama says even a 3rd-grader knows slavery 'wasn't good for black people'

President Barack Obama took direct aim at GOP nominee Donald Trump's assertion that conditions for African-Americans now are worse than they have been at any time in U.S. history, saying in an interview aired Friday that even young children know better than that.

"You know, I think even most 8-year-olds will tell you that whole slavery thing wasn't very good for black people," Obama said in an interview with Robin Roberts of ABC News that was taped Thursday in the new National Museum of African American History and Culture ahead of its opening. "Jim Crow wasn't very good for black people."

Trump has suggested repeatedly that black Americans should vote...

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