After claiming that he’s “the least racist person,” Donald trump literally assumed a black reporter could set up a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus for him.
Seriously, that actually happened during Trump’s first solo press conference on Thursday.
After talking about our inner cities like they are apocalyptic crime-infested war zones, American Urban Radio Networks reporter April Ryan asked Trump if he will work with the Congressional Black Caucus. Trump’s response was to assume that because Ryan is black she’ll know the CBC members. He then told her to set up a meeting with them as if she is his servant. And then he accused Rep. Elijah Cummings of refusing to meet with him.
Ryan: When you say inner cities, are you gonna include the CBC, Mr. President, in the conversations with your urban agenda, your inner city agenda, as well as—
Trump: Am I gonna—am I gonna include who?
Ryan: Are you gonna include the Congressional Black Caucus and —
Trump: Well, I would. I tell you what, you want to set up the meeting? Do you want to set up the meeting?
Ryan: No, no, no I’m just a reporter.
Trump: Are they friends of yours?
Ryan: I know some of them —
Trump: No, go ahead, set up the meeting. Let’s go. Set up a meeting, I would love to meet with the black caucus. I think it’s great, the Congressional Black Caucus, I think it’s great. I actually thought I had a meeting with Congressman Cummings, and he was all excited, and then he said, oh, I can’t move. It might be bad for me politically. I can’t have that meeting. I was all set to have that meeting. You know we called him and called him. And he was all set. I spoke to him on the phone, a nice guy.
Ryan: I hear he wanted that meeting with you as well.
Trump: He wanted it. But we called called called called. I can’t make a meeting with him. Every day, I walk in, I said, I would like to meet with him, because I do want to solve the problem. But he probably was told by Schumer or somebody like that, some other lightweight.
He was probably told — he was probably told, don’t meet with Trump. It’s bad politics. That’s part of the problem in this country. Okay. One more.
Here’s the video via The Washington Post.
The fact is, however, that the Congressional Black Caucus has already tried to set up a meeting with Trump but he ignored the letter they sent him.
— The CBC (@OfficialCBC) February 16, 2017
And one Twitter user suggested a reason why Trump didn’t respond.
— megan larson (@meganjlarson) February 16, 2017
Or, Trump is just a racist and doesn’t want to be seen meeting with black people in the White House.
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