Thanks, But No Thanks: CBC Rejects Second Meeting with Trump


Thanks, But No Thanks: CBC Rejects Second Meeting with Trump

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) rejected an offer from the White House to meet with all 49 members of the caucus, citing steps that the Trump Administration has taken, “that will affirmatively hurt Black communities.”
In a letter addressed to President Trump, Richmond wrote that, “Your Administration has yet to provide a response to the policies we presented. Additionally, your Administration has not followed through on a pledge you made to us to facilitate meetings with relevant Cabinet officials.”
The letter also noted that roughly 60 percent of the proposed cuts in Trump’s budget plan will slash programs that …

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