The Congressional Black Caucus just declined Trump’s invitation to meet at the White House. And then they shredded him.
Back in March the Congressional Black Caucus went to the White House to meet with Trump under the premise that Trump wanted to hear their concerns and work with them on important issues. But, instead of listening to them, Trump just paraded them out for a photo-op.
The CBC was insulted. And Trump’s words and actions in the months since have only offended them more.
So when the White House invited the caucus back for another meeting, the CBC not only responded with a strong NO. They also sent a scathing letter to Trump — absolutely shredding him for his horrible policies.
The letter made it clear that members believe their concerns have “fallen on deaf ears.” And they refuse to be used again by Trump for another cheap PR stunt.
Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), told ABC that caucus members want substance from the White House, not a social event.
“We want to talk and deal with issues that are of concern to the members of the Congressional Black Caucus, and we’ve not gotten any response. My opinion and the opinion of most of just about all of the members of the CBC is that the board met (with Trump). They gave him substantive issues which we wanted to deal with and they have not been dealt with.”
He added, “Until we can deal with substance and issues what’s the benefit of a meeting.”