The drama surrounding Donald Trump and the White House continued into its fourth week on Thursday. During a controversial press conference, Trump had an interesting exchange with an African-American female reporter about potentially meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC).

CBC on Trump

Thursday's press conference is expected to down as one of the most stunning acts since Donald Trump was sworn into office last month. After quickly announcing his new Labor Secretary, Trump spent the next hour blasting the mainstream news media for their alleged "unfair" coverage, while blaming former President Barack Obama for forcing him to "inherit a mess." While the billionaire real estate mogul spared with various members of the press, it was his confrontation with April Ryan that received the most attention, Ryan is the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, and asked Trump about how he would handle dealing with issues in urban areas and inner cities.

As reported by The Hill on February 16, the Congressional Black Caucus was not pleased with his response.

“Tell you what, do you want to set up the meeting?" Donald Trump asked April Ryan. "Are they friends of yours?" Trump asked, before adding, "I would love to meet with the Black Caucus. Let’s go. I think it’s great." Backlash quickly followed as critics of the president accused Trump of assuming Ryan knew members of CBC simply because she was African-American. In response, the CBC took to their offical Twitter account to set the record straight.

"Hi, @realDonaldTrump. We’re the CBC. We sent you a letter on January 19, but you never wrote us back," the offical CBC Twitter account posted, while adding, "Sad! Letter:" The letter in question was then attached, appearing to conflict with what the former host of "The Apprentice" said at the aforementioned press conference.

Highlights of the letter include, but are not limited to, a variety of issues that the caucus believes are important important for the African-American community like taxes and education. As of press time, the White House has still not responded to the letter.

Moving forward

Despite the backlash from his press conference, Donald Trump doesn't appear willing to back-down from his agenda.

While Trump often talks about tackling major issues, the president is taking time out of his schedule to spend his third weekend in a row at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, while also holding a rally in Orlando on Saturday.

Follow the page Donald Trump
Follow
Don't miss our page on Facebook!