Trump’s Congressional Black Caucus Answer Shows He’s Not, In Fact, ‘The Least Racist Person’

by Aoife Riach

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…?

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:

Screenshot 2017 02 17 at 11.13.26 AMvia Twitter/@OfficialCBC


Top Photo: CNN

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