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Trump’s Wants to Meet with the Congressional Black Caucus Again, This Time they Decline

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The Congressional Black Caucus is declining an invitation from the White House to meet with President Trump.

“Given the lack of response to any of the many concerns we have raised with you and your administration, we decline your invitation for all 49 members of the Congressional Black Caucus to meet with you,” Louisiana Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond, the chairman of the caucus, wrote in a letter to the White House on Wednesday.

It was reported, Omarosa Manigault Newman sent a letter to the CBC on June 9,  inviting all members of the CBC back to the White House for a follow up meeting to “discuss issues pertinent to your members.”

CBS reported that a source inside the CBC was skeptical about the latest invitation, saying, “We’re willing to engage with the president, but it has to be a substantive policy discussion, not a photo op.”

U.S. Rep. Danny Davis said it’s not clear what the president wants from this meeting. The Chicago Democrat said, since the caucus met with the president in March, they haven’t heard anything about a list of 150 priorities they want addressed by the administration.

Some members were quite disappointed that the invitation came from a member of the president’s staff, saying ‘On behalf of the president, I am inviting you,’” Davis said.

 

 

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