COLUMBIA, S.C. (WJBF/AP) — President Donald Trump is visiting South Carolina as part of a bipartisan event on criminal justice reform, the White House confirmed Friday.
Trump is slated to appear on Oct. 25 at a forum sponsored by the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center, the self-proclaimed “only nationwide coalition of Black Republicans, Democrats and Independents focused on criminal justice reform.”
The event at Columbia’s Benedict College marks Trump’s first visit to a historically black college or university. Some of the Democrats vying to challenge him are planning to attend, including Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
In a recent national Associated Press/NORC poll, 4% of black voters said they think Trump’s actions have been good for African Americans in general, while 81% think he’s made things worse.
Meanwhile, people who want to attend the event must purchase tickets through the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center website.