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Tracee Ellis Ross’s win at this Sunday’s Golden Globes was monumental. She took home the award for Best Actress in a Television Comedy for her role as Rainbow Johnson on the series “Black-ish,” making Ross the second African-American woman to ever win in that category. The first time it occurred was in 1983 with Debbie Allen.

In her acceptance speech, Ross said:

“This is for all of the women, women of color, and colorful people whose stories, ideas, and thoughts are not always considered worthy, and valid, or important. I want you to know that I see you, we see you. It is an honor to be on this show Black-ish, to continue expanding the way we are seen and known. And to show the magic, and beauty, and sameness of a story and stories that are outside of where the industry usually looks.”

While social media celebrated Ross’s win, other users were unearthing a tweet that President-elect Donald Trump sent in 2014 about the hit ABC series. Dave Itzkoff, a reporter for the New York Times, retweeted Trump’s tweet, captioning it “Never forget.” Comedian Billy Eichner also retweeted Trump’s original tweet, writing, “This is a real tweet by our incoming President.”

“Black-ish” first premiered in 2014, telling the story of a man attempting to establish a sense of cultural identity “for his family that honors their past while embracing the future,” according to ABC. Shortly after the first episode premiered, Trump questioned how ABC was “allowed to have a show” called “Black-ish.”

With many believing the tweet came from a parody account, users quickly took to social media to respond to the tweet. Many suggested, both in 2014 and current day, that the tweet spoke for itself considering its source, while others pointed out that the show was not an example of “racism at highest level.”

Social Media Reacts to Donald Trump’s Tweet about “Black-ish”

What are your thoughts on Donald Trump’s tweet about “Black-ish” from 2014? Do you agree or disagree with it? Sound off in the comments section below!

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