The Congressional Black Caucus clapped back at President Donald Trump following a press conference today, explaining to Trump exactly who they are. This moment during the press conference “may go down as the most unhinged scene” in Trump’s administration, Jordan Sargent at Spin writes.
April D. Ryan, who graduated from Morgan State University and is a veteran White House correspondent, asked Trump the following question: “Are you going to include the CBC [Congressional Black Caucus], Mr. President, in your conversations with your urban agenda, your inner city agenda, as well as—”
“I would. You want to set up the meeting? Are they friends of yours?” Trump responded.
Reporter: Will you meet with the Congressional Black Caucus?
Trump: "I would. You want to set up the meeting? Are they friends of yours?" pic.twitter.com/8Pp18KBUJd
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) February 16, 2017
In response to Trump’s remarks, the CBC has posted a message to Twitter saying that they sent Trump a letter but he never wrote them back.
“Hi, Donald Trump. We’re the CBC. We sent you a letter on January 19, but you never wrote us back. Sad!” the CBC said.
— The CBC (@OfficialCBC) February 16, 2017
The Congressional Black Caucus whipped out that letter like… pic.twitter.com/GHgJWOZoFR
— DJ Heat (@DJHeatDC) February 16, 2017
No word on whether or not Trump will finally write back to the CBC.