Donald Trump Is Begging Random Black People To Set A Meet With The Congressional Black Caucus
Still Wondering If “President” Trump Is A Racist? Wonder No More. The Asshole Just Proved It
Rarely in the course of my career covering politics have I ever heard a political figure say something so heinous, so idiotic — so comprehensively racist — that the only thing I could utter out loud as a result was “holy fucking shit.” Donald Trump? He just pulled that off.
During a frantic press conference on Thursday, “President” Donald Trump asked a black reporter if she could “set up a meeting” for him with the Congressional Black Caucus. And if you aren’t sure if that means Trump assumes that all black people know each other, have no fear… Trump himself drove that point home, asking the reporter if the CBC are “friends of [hers].”
For real. That actually happened. Seriously.
After Trump rambled for a bit about inner-city crime, White House Correspondent and American Urban Radio Networks Washington Bureau Chief April Ryan — a black woman — asked Trump if he planned to include the Congressional Black Caucus in his efforts to fight inner-city crime.
“When you say the inner cities, are you going to include the CBC, Mr. President, in your conversations with your urban agenda?”
We all expect Trump to respond to that question in a stupid way. After all, until recently Trump had apparently never heard of Frederick Douglass and somehow thought the abolitionist and statesman was still alive (Douglass died in 1895, for you Trump supporters reading this who also have no clue who he was). But just how painfully ignorant and flagrantly racist could Trump’s response possibly get? Well, here’s what he said back:
“Well I would. I’d tell you what — do you want to set up the meeting? Do you want to set up the meeting? Are they friends of yours?”
Trump then urged Ryan even further:
“No, get us — set up the meeting. Let’s go, set up the meeting, I would love to meet with the black caucus – the Congressional Black Caucus.”
I think that answers the “Is Donald Trump a racist fucking thug?” question pretty succinctly, doesn’t it? Assuming that all black people know each other, or randomly assuming that April Ryan would be “friends” with members of the Congressional Black Caucus… that’s pretty damn racist.
Of course, this being Donald Trump and all, I think the nation should be somewhat grateful he didn’t call April Ryan “sistah” and attempt to communicate using a stereotypically black-sounding accent. At this point, the expectation that Trump will shock and appall the rest of us drastically outweighs our hopes that he might contain some semblance of humanity buried under that collection of aging, compost-ready grapefruit peels he calls his skin.
What did the CBC have to say about Trump’s horrific racial insensitivity? They opted to tune it out and fire back with an absolutely hilarious Tweet, deflating Trump’s ego by around 15,000 PSI in the process:
— The CBC (@OfficialCBC) February 16, 2017
Though I do have to ask: did the CBC think Trump would actually read a letter? I think it’s safe to say they’re giving Donald Trump A LOT more credit than he’s earned at this point.
I’m pretty sure Trump only ever sees the first two letters of any acronym and then over-confidently assumes what he’s looking at. He probably saw the CBC’s letter and said “CBS News? FAKE!” before crumbling and throwing it into whatever dumpster fire he stands around while picking members of his would-be cabinet. That smoke inhalation? It’s inspirational as all hell, apparently.
I used to think I was 100% human, being half black and half white. But now I’m convinced I’m at least one-third groundhog. Every day I poke my head out and say “Has Trump been impeached yet? No? Fuck it, call me in six months.” And I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in feeling that way. Every day Trump seems to be getting crazier, stupider, and more racist. That there are still some people in this country defending him on a daily basis is simply awe-inspiring.
Featured image courtesy of Bill Pugliano/ Getty Images
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Matt Terzi is a political satirist and essayist from Binghamton, New York, who has written for some of the most prominent satire publications in the country. He’s now moving into more “serious” subject matter, without losing touch with his comedic roots