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The Congressional Black Caucus Rocked Kente Cloth To Protest Racist Trump

Feb 7, 2018
In The News

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus made a silent but strong statement during President Donald Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday, wearing African kente cloth to protest disparaging remarks the president made about African nations.

Emery McClendon, a tea party activist and Project 21 member, wonders if the black lawmakers care that black unemployment has fallen to a 40-year low since Trump took office a year ago.

Congresswoman Alma S. Adams set the record straight about the black unemployment rate with a simple tweet. Some looked up or glanced downward.

"To the African Americans, who I employ so many, so many people, to the Hispanics, tremendous people: What the hell do you have to lose?"

At the same time, again approximately a year ago, Lewis suggested Trump was not the "legitimate president" due to allegations of Russian "collusion". Trump himself became part of the national conversation surrounding sexual misconduct during his 2016 election campaign when a decade-old tape surfaced that included audio of Trump and Billy Bush having a lewd conversation about women. Sunday, the president took to Twitter to attack rapper Jay-Z, suggesting "Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!"

Likewise, unemployment rates tend to fall and rise together amongst all ethnicities; therefore, as unemployment drops for minorities, it also drops for white Americans.