Trump Invites All Congressional Black Caucus Members to Meet With Him Next Week

U.S. President Donald Trump walks from Marine One as he returns to the White House in Washington. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
U.S. President Donald Trump walks from Marine One as he returns to the White House in Washington. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

President Trump has invited all 49 members of the Congressional Black Caucus to meet with him at the White House next week, days after he sat down with top House Democrat and CBC member Elijah Cummings.

The meeting comes weeks after April Ryan, a black reporter for the American Urban Radio Networks, asked Trump whether he planned to organize a summit with the CBC like he has with other groups of legislators.

“Tell you what, do you want to set up the meeting?” the president responded, drawing immediate criticism on Twitter. “Are they friends of yours? Set up a meeting.”

Trump is also slated to meet separately with Microsoft founder Bill Gates and the Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday.

SOURCE: The Washington Examiner
Gabby Morrongiello