Donald J. Trump:

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Donald J. Trump:

An Assessment of the First 100 Days of His Presidency

Will Donald J. Trump be the president "for all Americans" as he pledged in his Victory Speech on Nov. 9, 2016?

Mr. Trump's election as the nation's next President has sparked controversy.  Many African Americans, Muslims and immigrants fear the prospect of a Trump administration, because of  the billionaire’s campaign promises.   Dismissing post-election despair, Trump's supporters believe that he will revitalize the economy and restore America's standing on the international stage.  

In recognition of Black History Month, journalist Alicia Montgomery will discuss what to expect from Mr. Trump during his first 100 days in office. 

Ms. Montgomery, a University of Maryland graduate, is the Editorial Director at WAMU 88.5 FM public radio station. In this capacity, she leads the station's regional news strategy.  

After a brief stint  at National Public Radio (NPR) in 1997, she joined in Sept. 999 as Associate Director where she wrote columns about the Al Gore presidential campaign and the George W. Bush administration.  Her work at the online magazine included the creation of "Trail Mix,"  one of the first daily political blogs. 

Returning to NPR in Sept. 2003 as Associate Producer, Ms. Montgomery managed the day-to-day contribution to network-wide news coverage and monitored the work of freelance writers. From May 2007 to Aug. 2014, she served as Senior Editor of the successful weekly interview show "Tell Me More,” where she line-edited live programs, reviewed on-air material and wrote Facebook and Twitter communications. 

As Supervising Senior Producer in Oct. 2014, she oversaw the creation of NPR’s award-winning podcast “Code Switch,” a cross-platform reporting initiative that features NPR journalists whose focus on race, ethnicity and culture continues to appear on-air and online through NPR’s shows and digital outlets. In Sept. 2016, she joined WAMU 88.5 as head of the radio station's newsroom.

Over the course of twenty years, Ms. Montgomery  has appeared as a political issues panelist for CNN, MSNBC, Fox and other news outlets.  In 2015, the National Association of Black Journalists honored her and co-writer Walter Ray Watson Jr. with a "Salute to Excellence" Award.

Join us on Feb. 22, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. for an enlightening assessment of Donald J. Trump's first 100 days in office.