A former NFL player said this week that President Donald Trump is the “first black president,” and did so without a hint of sarcasm.

During a round table discussion at the White House in honor of Black History Month, ex-NFL safety Jack Brewer, who played for the Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, and the Arizona Cardinals, declared, according to The Hill:

“Mr. President, I don’t mean to interrupt, but I’ve got to say this because it’s Black History Month: man, you are the first black president.”

But Brewer was far from done when it came to heaping accolades on Trump, who has a lifelong history of discriminating against and verbally attacking black people:

“You’ve changed me. You touched me. And you made my work go to another level. You inspire me. And every time I go into those prisons and I ask my guys how many of them had their sentences reduced and they raise their hands, I know I’m doing God’s work and I thank you for that.”

Polls show, however, that Brewer’s remarks aren’t shared by the vast majority of black Americans, with only 14 percent saying they have a favorable opinion of Trump and 85 percent say they will back the eventual Democratic presidential nominee over Trump. Fully 77 percent of African-Americans say they think Trump is a racist.

Twitter was quick to react to what Brewer told the president:

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