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Thu Feb 16, 2017, 05:47 PM

Trump asks black reporter to "set up the meeting" with Congressional Black Caucus

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Source: CBS News

President Trump’s freewheeling press White House press conference Thursday -- in which he announced his new labor secretary pick -- also included an awkward exchange on race, after a reporter asked him about his policies to improve inner cities.

“You go to some of the inner city places and it’s so sad when you look at the crime,” the president said. He went on to describe how people “lock themselves into apartments petrified to even leave in the middle of the day” in urban areas for fear of crime in the cities.

Journalist April Ryan, who serves as the White House correspondent and Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks, followed up: “When you say the inner cities, are you going to include the CBC, Mr. President, in your conversations with your urban agenda?”

When Mr. Trump seemed unfamiliar with the “CBC” acronym, Ryan, who is black, clarified: “Are you going to include the Congressional Black Caucus -- “

The president interrupted: “Well I would. I’d tell you what -- do you want to set up the meeting?

“Do you want to set up the meeting?” the president pressed again. “Are they friends of yours?”




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What an asshole! WHY?!? WHY?! WHY is this man-child our president?!

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Reply Trump asks black reporter to "set up the meeting" with Congressional Black Caucus (Original post)
Behind the Aegis Feb 2017 OP
Tommy_Carcetti Feb 2017 #1
underpants Feb 2017 #2
Hortensis Feb 2017 #3
Behind the Aegis Feb 2017 #4
JudyM Feb 2017 #7
Hortensis Feb 2017 #9
cstanleytech Feb 2017 #5
procon Feb 2017 #6
hibbing Feb 2017 #8
DonViejo Feb 2017 #10

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 05:48 PM

1. Just so you know, this is who Trump thinks is the CBC:

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 05:49 PM

2. This is the same reporter Omarosa was screaming at

See! All black people know each other!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 05:53 PM

3. Thank you, this is wonderful! Also loved the CBC response.

"Sad!"

Just looked at the letter. Long, thoughtful paragraphs, lots of them, that 45 could never get through. Sad!

Btw, I used to be a real estate appraiser, and my work took me all over the socioeconomic spectrum of the Southern California sprawl, including many central city areas. People live there. Many are raising children and living their versions of the American dream right there.

Trump's a completely clueless idiot who betrays it with every word.

You will see a lot more bars on windows and scary dogs behind fences than the typical neighborhood, and I'm guessing doors are typically locked at night--except when families are out enjoying the beautiful evenings and children are their usual adorably noisy parapetic selves. But residents certainly do expect long response times when calling for public services because those neighborhoods are vastly underserved, unacceptably high crime rates accepted by the rest of the populace, and people often/sometimes always have to leave their neighborhoods to find such everyday things as supermarkets, drug stores, medical clinics, realtors, banks, and so on.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 05:55 PM

4. The CBC response was AWESOME!

That's the thing, we have many talented, thoughtful people in our side and when their words are placed up against the "president", they demonstrate just how stupid he really is!

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 06:00 PM

7. Right, I'll bet anything that he never reads the letter.

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Response to JudyM (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 06:05 PM

9. It's believed he has not read a book since leaving college,

and very likely not then. His crippling ADD would probably make getting through the first page very hard work, and he'd be forgetting everything as soon as he read it anyway. Because it's not about HIM, he just cannot care.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 05:57 PM

5. If the Repugnants want to remain in power they would be well advised to

invoke the 25th amendment and remove Trump from office now because eventually this will boomerang on them if they refuse to do their job and remove a President that is clearly mentally unfit for office.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 05:58 PM

6. Trump has attacked April several times, but I cringed when he started

pressuring her to serve as his personal secretary. He was demeaning her and it couldn't have been anymore obviously racially stereotyped if he asked her to shine his shoes and tapdance.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 06:02 PM

8. wth? how repulsive n/t

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 06:16 PM

10. Locking...

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