As President Trump claimed credit for lower unemployment among African Americans, cameras at Tuesday’s State of the Union cut to members of the Congressional Black Caucus.
The members, dressed in West African kente cloth to protest Trump after reports he called some African nations “shithole countries,” sat stone-faced and unmoved.
“Unemployment claims have hit a 45-year low,” Trump said.
“And something I’m very proud of: African-American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded.”
As much of the room erupted, the lawmakers, seen below on CBS’ broadcast, raised not a hand. Some looked up or glanced downward.
Members of Congressional Black Caucus offer no reaction as Pres. Trump says “African-American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded” in #SOTU address https://t.co/q18EZzVe9p pic.twitter.com/Xxkqc7hFt9
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 31, 2018
Source: USA Today