Graffiti at Howard University after school president's meeting with Trump

PHOTO: Graffiti critical of Howard University president Wayne A.I. Frederick was discovered on the campus on Feb. 28, 2017, after he met with President Trump. PlayRachel Kurzius/DCist
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Graffiti critical of Howard University's president, Wayne A.I. Frederick, were discovered on its campus this week after his meeting with President Trump.

"Welcome to the Trump Plantation. Overseer: Wayne A.I. Frederick," read one message scrawled on a walkway.

According to ABC affiliate WJLA, other messages were spotted at Howard, a historically black school, including "Stand for something or fall for anything," "HBCU (historically black colleges and universities) initiative? Wayne coonin' for Howard? Not on my watch!" and "Wayne Frederick doesn't care about black people."

The graffiti were discovered on Tuesday, the same day that Trump signed an executive order to "promote excellence and innovation at historically black colleges and universities." On Monday, Frederick and other leaders of historically black colleges and universities met with Trump in the Oval Office.

Frederick initially came under fire from some members of the community — including a student group called HUResist, which has denied responsibility for the graffiti — after Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos chose Howard for her first official campus visit as secretary.

"Howard University is pleased that Betsy DeVos, the new secretary of education, chose to visit our institution," Frederick said in a statement. "We have a long-standing, successful relationship with the Department of Education, and I look forward to advancing this relationship under the secretary's leadership."

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