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After President Trump commented that he would “love” to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), caucus members blew up his spot in one tweet.
During his chaotic Thursday afternoon press conference, journalist April Ryan, of American Urban Radio Networks, asked Trump if he would be willing to meet with members of the Congressional Black Caucus to discuss the “inner city” problems the president referred to. Trump told Ryan it would be “great” to meet with the caucus, and insultingly asked Ryan, who is black, to arrange the meeting asking of they were “friends” of hers.
The exchange didn’t go unnoticed by the admins of the CBC’s verified Twitter account, who tweeted at Donald Trump’s personal Twitter handle introducing themselves and a letter they sent last month asking for a meeting with him, before using one of his signature phrases (“Sad!”) to describe their feelings about being snubbed. Their tweet has been retweeted over 12,000 times as of this writing.
— The CBC (@OfficialCBC) February 16, 2017
“Collectively, our Members represent 78 million Americans, 17 million of whom are African-American. Our districts are rural as well as urban. Some of our Members represent majority-minority districts while others do not,” the letter read. “If you are serious about addressing issues in the African-American community, you would be wise to tap into the decades of expertise held by Members of our Caucus.”
Watch video of Trump’s exchange with Ryan below:
Trump just asked a black journalist if she was "friends" with the Congressional Black Caucus and wanted to set up a mtg for him w/ the CBC. pic.twitter.com/whnDJLI8MI
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 16, 2017
As of this writing, Trump has not yet reached out to the CBC to arrange a meeting.
Tom Cahill is a writer for US Uncut based in the Pacific Northwest. He specializes in coverage of political, economic, and environmental news. You can contact him via email at email@example.com, or follow him on Facebook.
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