Thursday, June 22, 2017

A Bitter Caucus of Congressional Black Folks Refuses Invitation to White House

The Congressional Black Caucus has decided to turn down a meeting with President Trump due to frustration with the administration's apparent disinterest (?) in its priorities and an opposition to being a willing photo-op "that the president could use to bolster his standing among African-Americans."

The 49-member CBC also reacted poorly to the invitation from the White House, extended by former Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault:
"As requested by the president, we would like to schedule a follow-up meeting with the entire membership of the Congressional Black Caucus to discuss issues pertinent to your members," Manigault wrote in the invitation, obtained by Politico. But multiple CBC members said they were put off that she signed the invitation as "the Honorable Omarosa Manigault," saying she hasn't earned that title nor has she helped raise the profile of CBC issues within the White House as promised. [Politico] 
As one senior Democratic aide put the CBC's decision not to meet with the president: "No one wants to be a co-star on the reality show."

Now I used the google and searched for articles on Trump's disinterest in black priorities and issues but found nothing. What I did find was his pledge to Presidents of the nations Historic Black Colleges to help advance the education opportunities of blacks, which leads to better job opportunities.  I also found the promise to try and help make black neighborhoods safer for children to play and law abiding citizens who now live in fear of crime.  And here, even after all the nasty partisan rhetoric the CBC have pointed at the president, they are given a chance to speak in private, directly with the leader of the nation to discuss their concerns and issues, and they refuse. 

The CBC is just a bitter group of bigoted elected officials who have lost power, and did nothing to advance their people when they did have it. Not only do they not represent their law abiding constituency, but don't represent american values. They're power hungry shysters riding the backs of the poor. They have need to segregate themselves from their fellow lawmakers by their skin color. The man to the right in the picture above perfectly represents our sentiments regarding this group of useless politicians.

Thank You MJA for the Linkage!