Former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon has been announced as the keynote speaker for an upcoming event honoring minority entrepreneurs.
“The liberal media has worked overtime to tell us Steve is somehow insensitive to minorities,” event organizer Raynard Jackson told Newsmax, “But here he is, for the second year in a row, coming to deliver a message that black entrepreneurs want to hear.”
The Annual Black Republican Trailblazer Awards is scheduled for June 20-22 in Washington, D.C., and “will emphasize the importance of African-American Republicans and their contributions to America, the black community, and the Republican Party,” said Jackson, a longtime Republican operative and syndicated columnist.
Jackson said Bannon’s message about opportunity and entrepreneurship drew a standing ovation at last year’s conference.
Now in its seventh year, the event will start with an economic summit on Friday the 21st. It is hosted by the Black Americans for a Better Future Education Fund, a nonprofit organization founded for “educating and actively involving more minorities in promoting conservative values and policies.”
Originally scheduled in February to honor Black History Month, the event was postponed because of the government shutdown.
Along with Bannon, other confirmed speakers for the Summit include Henry Childs, national director of the Minority Business Development Agency; Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee; and Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.
Clare Hillen is a sophomore at George Washington University, and a summer intern at the Washington, D.C. bureau of Newsmax.
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