Congressional Black Caucus turns down follow-up meeting with Trump

  • 2017-06-21
  • Source: CNN
  • by: Jennifer Hansler

The Congressional Black Caucus on Wednesday declined an invitation for a follow-up meeting with President Donald Trump, blasting his administration's policies and proposals as detrimental to their constituencies.

In a letter addressed to the President, CBC Chairman Rep. Cedric Richmond wrote that "the CBC, and the millions of people we represent, have a lot to lose under your administration."

"I fail to see how a social gathering would benefit the policies we advocate for," he continued.

Omarosa Manigault, the director of communications in the White House Office of Public Liaison, had extended an invitation on behalf of the President for a follow-up meeting with all 49 members of the caucus "to continue the discussion of issues presented in (their) previous meeting."

Source: CNN