CBC Chairman issues statement on President Trump's comments about meeting with the CBC

BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) - The Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement in response to President Trump’s comments about meeting with the CBC.

“President Trump has been in office for almost a month and the Congressional Black Caucus – which at a historic 49 members is almost a fourth of the House Democratic Caucus and represents millions of African Americans – did not hear from the White House until we introduced ourselves on Twitter after the White House press conference. For whatever reason, the letter the Congressional Black Caucus sent to then President-elect Trump and incoming White House officials on January 19 was not enough to get their attention.

“As the letter explained, President Trump’s ‘New Deal for Black America’ is ill-informed and insufficient and he would be wise to tap into the decades of expertise held by the Congressional Black Caucus when it comes to addressing issues that affect African Americans. Since the White House has reached out in an appropriate manner to request a meeting with the caucus, I am now in discussions with them about setting one up.”

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