For President Trump and his supporters, “Make America Great Again” has always been about making the country great again for all, regardless of color, creed, or gender. Trump himself has said so on several occasions.

Democrats and their tools in the left-wing media have promulgated numerous falsehoods and conspiracies as to what MAGA and America First really mean. I would say they are laughable, but it is actually quite ludicrous and sad.

Their gist is that Trump is racist, and his supporters are too.

If Trump is racist, he’s horrible at it. His policies have created record-low unemployment and rising wages for black and Hispanic Americans, which is arguably the greatest way he can help them. He’s also lent an ear to criminal justice reform, an issue important to minorities and one that Republicans typically ignore.

Rising approval numbers among blacks and Hispanics might indicate his policies are being well received. I’ve always wondered why his support among these groups has not risen faster. How can the narrative that Trump is a racist continue? On Friday, while covering the Turning Point USA Young Black Leadership Summit at the White House, I found out why.

At the event, Trump took the time to address the crowd of young black leaders in a way his supporters have heard before. He touted his administration’s economic achievements from unemployment to economic growth. However, he also said some things that many Americans have probably never heard him say before because the media typically ignores moments like these.

I would know because I was member of the media at the event. What I saw versus what was reported later that day could not have been more opposite.

While Trump told the crowd that they represent the future of the nation, that they give him great hope, and that he loves them, Al Sharpton on MSNBC accused Trump of using the black leaders as “props.” A simple search on CNN’s website reveals the staggering number of articles on the event: Zero.

Maybe there was such little coverage because Trump praised the black leaders, saying, “You are not afraid to stand up for your beliefs, to stand against injustice. You’re not intimidated by the forces of political correctness. You embrace your own right to free thought and to free speech.”

Perhaps independent thought among minorities scares the left-wing media.

Maybe it was because of the portion of Trump’s speech when he said, “The worst tendency in our politics is to tell people what they should believe based on their race or religion. We reject the politics of division and we embrace the unity of being American.” Most people would agree with Trump on this. It’s no surprise that many media and Democrats would downplay it, considering they are the purveyors of identity politics.

These statements, along with the rest of the speech, are emblematic of Trump’s desire to see everyone succeed.

Left-wing media can’t cover Trump honestly because it would expose them, along with the Democratic Party. Covering him honestly would spur uncomfortable conversations and questions such as, have Democratic policies helped or hurt minority communities? Have Trump’s policies helped them? This is a legitimate debate, and that’s exactly what they are afraid of.

Any individual who saw, without bias, Trump’s remarks on Friday would acknowledge his attempts to work for all. As he said himself, “Every citizen benefits from lower crime, safer communities, and school choice. Every citizen benefits from reducing the price of prescription drugs. ... Every citizen benefits when we have a strong beautiful border.”

Policies that aim to grow the economy, secure the border, and lower crime benefit everyone. It is a message that resonates with all and obviously resonated with the Young Black Leadership Summit attendees.

President Trump should build on this effort and take this message across the country. As long as he can tout a record of success for everyone as he did on Friday, then the narrative that claims he seeks to harm and divide certain communities will never hold in the hearts and minds of the public.

Eduardo Neret (@eduneret) is a contributor to Red Alert Politics. He is a senior at the University of Florida, where he runs The Daily Nerv, a student-run conservative online publication.