President Donald Trump, who based his campaign on appealing to white fears, has had trouble trying to repair relations with the black community.
Several news reports stated that the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) recently refused to meet him for the second time.
“I fail to see how a social gathering would benefit the policies we advocate for,” said Rep. Cedric Richmond, president of the CBC.
The Business Standard News reached out to some Capitol Hill staffers to discuss how members of the CBC really feel about Trump.
“I’d rather invite David Duke to a black picnic in Compton, than appear in a photo op with Trump,” said one CBC member, who asked to remain anonymous.
Another member, who also preferred not to use his name, was equally as scathing.
“I’d rather go to a Confederate Civil War reenactment than go to the Trump White House,” said the congressman, who comes from the South