CBC Declines Invitation To The White House

The Congressional Black Caucus declined an invitation for a second meeting with Donald Trump this week citing frustration with the administration’s lack of action on the objectives presented at their initial meeting back in March of this year. CBC Chairman Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-LA, wrote a letter to the president stating that another meeting “would not be entirely productive.”

Omarosa Manigault, assistant to the president and director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison, sent a letter inviting the CBC.


The CBC presented Donald Trump with a 130-page policy report titled We Have A Lot To Lose: Solutions to Advance Black Families in the 21st Century that addressed African American history and proposed solutions to issues affecting minority communities including funding for HBCU’s, voting rights, and medicaid expansion.

The caucus is also refusing to meet with Trump because of the “lack of response” to at least eight letters of concern written to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and other officials.

“The CBC, and the millions of people we represent, have a lot to lose under your administration,” Richmond wrote, buttoning the letter with a reference to Trump’s campaign rally cry to the Black community. “I fail to see how a social gathering would benefit the policies we advocate for.”

Read the CBC’s letter, in its entirety, here.


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