It’s ‘Preschool Politics’ If Trump Thinks He Can Split Democrats, Black Lawmakers Say


It’s ‘Preschool Politics’ If Trump Thinks He Can Split Democrats, Black Lawmakers Say

WASHINGTON ― Black lawmakers say they’re ready to work with President Donald Trump on some of his big-ticket legislation, despite his credibility problem with them.
But if Trump’s administration thinks it can win votes by targeting black members of Congress while ignoring the rest of the Democratic caucus, it’s not going to work, according to Congressional Black Caucus members.
“Who in the world is going to announce, ‘Oh we’re going to try to siphon off 14-15 Democrats,” said Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.). “I mean that is preschool politics.”
Cleaver became visibly riled when asked about a recent …

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