Black Caucus has a lot to lose by not engaging Trump

President Donald Trump finally met with the Congressional Black Caucus last week.

During the presidential campaign, Trump met mainly with former African-American athletes, Black entertainers and a few conservative African-American preachers, who were not the best representatives to have in a meeting on political issues affecting the African-American community.

The Congressional Black Caucus is made up of 49 Black members of Congress, mostly Democrats, which reflects the voting preference of most African Americans. U.S. Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) is also a member of the CBC.

Although it does not appear that much came out of the meeting, it was still good that it happened and future meetings should be scheduled.

Black lawmakers emerged from the meeting with Trump at the White House and said the president was at least willing to listen to their concerns. However, they noted that his policies and positions could hurt their African-American constituents.