Trump Doesn’t Care What Black Lawmakers Think About Immigration

Along with Trump insulting Haiti and African nations during the infamous immigration meeting, the president also said he doesn’t want the Congressional Black Caucus’ opinion.

President Donald Trump reportedly not only made vulgar insults against Haiti, El Salvador and African nations during a combative immigration reform meeting last week, he also said he didn’t care about the Congressional Black Caucus’ (CBC) input, according to reports. Trump, who has declared he’s not a racist, has no regard for the thoughts of an influential group of Black politicians.

Sources cited by the Washington Post, including more than a dozen White House officials, Capitol Hill aides and lawmakers, said Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) had suggested that CBC members would be more agreeable to the bipartisan deal on immigration if certain countries were included in the plan’s proposed protections.

“Trump was curt and dismissive, saying he was not making immigration policy to cater to the CBC and did not particularly care about that bloc’s demands,” according to the Post.

“’You’ve got to be joking,’ one adviser said, describing Trump’s reaction.”

Trump reportedly said he wasn’t interested in the terms of the bipartisan deal that Durbin and Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) had been working on. He told them their proposal would not work.

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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly sat “stone-faced” as Trump belittled Haiti and made his “shithole” comments about African nations. Graham told Trump that “he should use different language to discuss immigration,” the Post reports.

In October, Kelly, who attributed the Civil War to the “lack of ability to compromise,” shared a false story about CBC member Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), portraying her as a grandstanding politician as he attempted to defend Trump in the wake of controversy over his phone call to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson. Kelly also refused to apologize to Wilson at the request of CBC members.

Before Graham and Durbin arrived to the meeting, Kelly told Trump the proposal would probably not be good for his agenda, White House officials said.

Following reports of Trump’s vile comments at the meeting, CBC Chairman Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) said in a statement:

“President Trump’s comments are yet another confirmation of his racially insensitive and ignorant views. It also reinforces the concerns that we hear every day, that the President’s slogan Make America Great Again is really code for Make America White Again.”

Richmond also said that months ago, Trump “committed to sign the Dream Act into law if it included enhanced border security measures. Sadly, the President has injected his racist policies into these negotiations, mainly his unreasonable demands to completely end the Diversity Visa Program. This program greatly benefits immigrants from African countries and provides an opportunity for them to achieve the American Dream.”

On his radio show Tuesday, Rush Limbaugh praised Trump for his dismissal of the CBC.

“Amen!” Limbaugh exclaimed. “This is exactly why he was elected. This is the kind of disruption that when it happens you need to recognize it as another successful day, folks. Draining the swamp. Busting it up. Changing the direction of Washington.”

State of the Union Boycott

Wilson, along with fellow CBC members Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), have said that they would not attend Trump’s State of the Union address on Jan. 30.

“At this junction, I do not plan to attend the State of the Union,” Lewis, a civil rights icon, told MSNBC’s Katy Tur on Friday.

“I cannot in all good conscience be in a room with what he has said about so many Americans. I just cannot do it. I wouldn’t be honest with myself.”

Waters continues to reclaim her time.

“Why would I take my time to go and sit and listen to a liar?” she said on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes.”

“Someone who lies in the face of facts, someone who can change their tune day in and day out. What does he have to say that I would be interested in?

“I don’t trust him, I don’t appreciate him and I wouldn’t waste my time … listening to what he has to say,” she continued. “He does not deserve my attention.”

Wilson told the Tampa Bay Times on Sunday, “The United States’ reputation is smoldering in the ashes of [Trump’s] recent racist and incendiary remarks about Haiti and African nations. Many of his proposed domestic policies are harmful to people of color, low-income communities, and the middle class. It would be an embarrassment to be seen with him at a forum that under any other president would be an honor to attend.”

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21 comments


  • I hope the US survives this highly racist, disruptive Deceiver in Chief. Any rational, logical thinking person knew that this presidency was going to be troubling, when he won the election. And he has not proved us wrong. I don’t know how the US will be able to sustain much longer under this administration which is an embarrassment across the country and I cannot wait for the pain to end. Whomever follows this clown will have a helluva lot of work to undo the damage done by this ego maniac and his crew.

    • EMM–I just don’t understand why Congress sits there, permitting the BATHROOM TWEETER-IN-CHIEF (BTIC) to
      destroy a nation….it’s like watching Hitler all over again. No matter how much truth comes out about the BTIC, and
      no matter how many other heads of state he offends, these BATHROOM BOYS keep on worshiping their Precious
      “Alt-Right Glacier White” Idol. These “legislators” attended college and law school and ran for public office,
      just so they could defend the Waste-Sodden Utterances of the Water-Closet Wailer. They really believe they can
      “Make America Great Again” through PORCELAIN POTTY POLICIES.

      They just don’t get it. Glaciers melt and Toxic Waste cannot save the nation.

  • Of course he does not care about the CBC, not only are they the wrong color, they are also not part of the 30 – 35% of Americans who make up his base, and he only cares about them insomuch as to stroke his ego at rallies and further build divisions in the country. Its inconceivable and incredibly sad where we are as a nation today and that our President is hurting not helping.

    • if you believe in the demo trash people. then you are trash like them. reading your history. the part of the kkk. demo is a shit. and there mothers are bitch. like you

    • That;s nonsense… Obama also refused to meet with the CBC and didn’t care about their opinion for the majority of his term…
      Obama DID NOTHING to help the CBC achieve any of it’s political objectives.
      Trump is enacting his campaign promises which 30 percent of Hispanics voted for.

      Trump is doing more for struggling americans than Obama EVER thought about doing

  • Things keep getting worse with this racist nitwit president, but he didn’t get this far by himself. There seems to be enough support of his hateful agenda to keep him going. How long before the rest of congress revolts against him? Where are the good people to stand up to him? I admit I don’t always know how the government works, but what Trump seems to be doing is immoral at best, and illegal at worst. The longer he is in power, the more our country is suffering.

  • I applaud CBC members who will boycott dumb tRump’s State of the Union address. If he doesn’t want their input, they shouldn’t give a damn about his gross ignorance. Fellow racist, Rush “OXyCONtin” Limbaugh and other poor white hillbillies LOVE that tRump is as dumb as they are and talks TRASH like they do. tRump is a GREAT MASCOT for dumb racist AmeriKKKa.

    In the 21st Century, I wish members of the CBC would stop sounding like whitewashed, delusional O’Bama about the fictitious “AmeriKKKan Dream”. Dr. King’s “dream” also ended in a nightmare when the AmeriKKKan government, authorized and supervised by the white homosexual racist, “Gay” Edgar Hoover, killed the “dream” by assassinating him.

    When Rep. Frederika Wilson quit wearing CIRCUS, CLOWNISH, COWBOY HATS, maybe someone might take her a bit more seriously. It’s hard to see the good she’s doing when her bad taste is propped upside her head. I hope tRump follows two Southerners [her and Roy Moore’s] lead and get a CLOWNISH COWBOY HAT to match his ignorant mentality and CLOWNISH, CHILDISH, COWBOY behavior.

    • ZAZIJAMS–Maybe we can arrange to have the BATHROOM TWEETER-IN-CHIEF to be deported
      and dumped in…let’s see…NIGERIA? Dump him in the northern part, so he can look for a “hut” he
      can live in. Maybe he can take Old Oxycontin Limbaugh with him! LOL :-)

  • what now ? CBC after all the years in the White Plantation why ???? not making laws are passing any resolution’s on the
    legislation, against African American and people of color .
    Wake up/// this is the NWO (BLACK CODES) Presidential Reconstruction.

  • I don’t care what the CBC thinks about immigration either. They should be concerned with economic and educational empowerment along with black on black crime. Where I live immigrants don’t care about black people, and neither do the citizens of most countries I’ve visited. When will we wake up?

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