Page: Black Caucus Shows President Many Concerns
Page: Black Caucus shows president many concerns
By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune
Given the chance, President Donald Trump can really turn on the charm.
“Throughout my campaign, I pledged to focus on improving conditions for African-American citizens,” he said before a closed-door meeting with leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus in the White House last week. “This means more to me than anybody would understand or know.”
Indeed. Candidate Trump did not always make that “focus” easy to know or understand. His orations on “inner cities” usually painted a dystopian vision of urban “carnage” and hopelessness that teetered between pity and demonization. His best argument for African-Americans …