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In a rambling and downright bizarre press conference yesterday, Trump asked an African-American reporter if the Congressional Black Caucus were friends of hers. Having assured the public that he is “the least racist person,” Trump then responded to a question by April Ryan, a journalist for American Urban Radio Networks. She enquired about his campaign promise to revitalize the American inner cities and asked if he would be arranging a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus to discuss this.

He responded: "Well I would. Do you want to set up the meeting? Are they friends of yours? Set up the meeting!" Because, according to Trump, all black people know each other...?

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Ryan appeared on MSNBC later yesterday to state, "I'm not a facilitator, I'm not a convener, I am a White House correspondent. I am a reporter, a journalist.” She noted that members of the group of African-American lawmakers did want to set up a meeting, which they later confirmed in a tweet to Trump:

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