President Trump on Monday evening met with several dozen leaders from historically black colleges and universities at the White House.

"I don't think we've ever had this many people in the Oval Office," Trump said to laughter. "This could be a new record, forever."

A pool photo shows Trump in the Oval Office surrounded by the leaders. Standing next to Trump is Omarosa Manigault, the former contestant on "The Apprentice" who now serves as Trump's director of communications for the office of public liaison.

The White House on Monday blasted out to reporters a McClatchy story titled: "Trump seeks to outdo Obama in backing black colleges."

According to the White House, here are the colleges and universities who participated:

1. Alabama A&M University

2. Albany State University

3. Allen University

4. Benedict College

5. Bluefield State College

6. Bowie State University

7. Central State University

8. Chicago State University

9. Claflin University

10. Clark Atlanta University

11. Delaware State University

12. Dillard University

13. Edward Waters College

14. Elizabeth City State University

15. Fayetteville State University

16. Fisk University

17. Florida A&M University

18. Fort Valley State University

19. Grambling State University

20. Hampton University

21. Harris-Stowe State University

22. Howard University

23. Huston-Tillotson University

24. J.F. Drake State Technical College

25. Jarvis Christian College

26. Kentucky State University

27. Lane College

28. Langston University

29. LeMoyne-Owen College

30. Lincoln University - Missouri

31. Livingston College

32. Miles College

33. Mississippi Valley State University

34. Morehouse College

35. Morgan State University

36. Norfolk State University

37. NC A&T State University

38. Oakwood University

39. Paine College

40. Philander Smith College

41. Rust College

42. Saint Augustine's University

43. Savannah State University

44. Shaw University

45. South Carolina State University

46. Southern University & A&M College

47. Southern University Law Center

48. Southern University at Shreveport

49. Spelman College

50. Talladega College

51. Tennessee State University

52. Texas Southern University

53. Tougaloo College

54. Tuskegee University

55. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

56. University of the Virgin Islands

57. University of the District of Columbia

58. Virginia State University

59. Wilberforce University

60. Wiley College

61. Winston-Salem State University

62. Xavier University of Louisiana

63. Bennett College for Women

64. Bethune-Cookman University

Advocacy organizations:

1. Thurgood Marshall College Fund

2. United Negro College Fund

3. National Association for Equal Opportunity