The Congressional Black Caucus had some fun at Donald Trump’s expense his awkward exchange with an African-American reporter in which he asked if the she is friends with the group.
Minutes after proclaiming himself the “least racist person,” Trump was asked by April Ryan of American Urban Radio if he intends to meet with the caucus.
“Are you going to include the CBC, Mr. President, in your conversations with your urban agenda, inner city agenda?” asked Ryan.
Said Trump: “Am I going to include who?”
“Are you going to include the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus-”
“Well I would,” Trump interjected. “Do you want to set up the meeting? Are they friends of yours? Set up the meeting!”
Twitter, naturally, had a field day with Trump’s comments, but it was the Congressional Black Caucus itself that had the best laugh at all. The organization said it had already attempted to meet with Trump, but was ignored. So it was that the CBC tweeted the letter it sent, saying, “Hi, @realDonaldTrump. We’re the CBC. We sent you a letter on January 19, but you never wrote us back. Sad!”
— The CBC (@OfficialCBC) February 16, 2017
Trump, for his part, has yet to respond to the CBC’s tweet, but then, it’s only 4 in the afternoon in Washington. We’ll check back at 3 a.m.