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President Donald Trump is facing backlash over the comments he made at the latest “unhinged” press conference. When American Urban Radio Networks’ Washington Bureau Chief April Ryan asked Trump how he intended on fixing inner cities and whether he would include the Congressional Black Caucus, the president questioned whether Ryan would “want to set up the meeting.”

The exchange, according to Politico, went as follows:

Ryan: “When you say the inner cities, are you going to include the CBC, Mr. President, in your conversations with your urban agenda, inner city agenda?”

Trump: “Well I would, tell you what, do you want to set up the meeting? Are they friends of yours?”

Ryan: “I’m just a reporter. I know some of them.”

Trump: “Let’s go, let’s set up a meeting. I would love to meet with the Black Caucus.”

Ryan later took to Twitter to clarify two very important things in response to the president’s request. She first wrote, “I am a journalist not a convener!” She also shared a tweet from the Congressional Black Caucus, indicating that they had sent Trump a letter Jan. 19 and never heard back from him. In the letter, Chairman Cedric Richmond wrote:

“Dear Mr. President-elect, During your campaign, you pledged to address a number of issues being faced by African-Americans. Unfortunately, your “New Deal for Black America” represents the same old “Trickle Down” economics assumptions that didn’t work for our communities in the 1980’s or in the 2000’s when these failed experiments were tried before. Furthermore, your insistence on reducing the African-American experience solely to the conditions faced by many in our inner cities is ultimately unproductive. 39 percent of African-Americans live in suburbs compared to 36 percent who live in inner cities. The remaining 25 percent live in small metropolitan areas and rural communities. For more than 45 years, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has worked to improve conditions for AfricanAmericans from all walks of life. Collectively, our Members represent 78 million Americans, 17 million of whom are African-American. Our districts are rural as well as urban. Some of our Members represent majority-minority districts while others do not. If you are serious about addressing issues in the African-American community, you would be wise to tap into the decades of expertise held by Members of our Caucus.”

In their letter, they highlighted some of things Trump said while campaigning and shared their position on the issues, including safe communities, equal justice under the law, financial reforms to support job creation and illegal immigration. The CBC indicated, however, that Trump never wrote them back.

See how social media responded to Trump’s comments toward Ryan and their thoughts on the “unhinged” press conference below:

Social Media Reacts to Trump’s Question About CBC Meeting

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