Since his election nearly one year ago, the Congressional Black Caucus has blamed President Trump for refusing to consider their concerns. In response, Trump invited all 49 members to dinner with him at the White House – just him and them. So they are demonstrating their frustration with Trump’s disinterest in meeting with them by rejecting his offer to meet with them. Does this not sound just a little bit disingenuous?
In a letter posted on Twitter, the caucus said it wouldn’t “be a part of Trump’s social gathering.”
Here’s the simple explanation. If the 49 liberal Congressmen agreed to meet with the president, it would hurt them in two ways.
1. They could no longer whine that Trump won’t listen to their concerns.
2. That would require all 49 members spending time working on actual issues – when they could better use their time bashing conservative policies and cry for a return to the glory days of President Obama – days of record black unemployment, record numbers of blacks on food stamps and record low home ownership among blacks.
Ah . . . the good ‘ol days. At no point in the Obama years was unemployment as low as it is right now. Still, the black caucus says it is Trump who wants to kill jobs for black Americans.
But I am digressing into the meaningless babble of actual policies and legislation.
The chair of the caucus, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), responded to Trump’s invitation: “It has become abundantly clear that a conversation with the entire CBC would not be productive. The CBC, and the millions of people we represent, have a lot to lose under your Administration. I fail to see how a social gathering would benefit the policies we advocate for.”
Amazingly, the same Congressional Black Caucus applauded Obama’s decision to meet with Iranian leaders and has called on American presidents to meet with the president of North Korea.
So let’s review, without commentary on my part. This is what we know.
1. The Congressional Black Caucus complains that President Trump doesn’t want to hear their concerns.
2. President Trump invited all 49 members of the Congressional Black Caucus to the White House so he could hear their concerns.
3. The Congressional Black Caucus refused the President’s invitation to meet with him in the White House.
4. The Congressional Black Caucus says it is Trump’s fault they don’t all get together.
5. The Congressional Black Caucus – seeing no need for them to meet with Trumpt – calls on Trump to meet with avowed terrorists (Iran, North Korea) who seek the destruction of America.
So – the CBC won’t sit down with President Trump, but they are critical of him for not sitting down with the leaders of Iran and North Korea.
You just can’t make this stuff up.