President Trump will reportedly meet with Congressional Black Caucus soon
President Donald Trump will soon be meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus.
During a press conference on Thursday to reveal Trump's new nominee to lead the Department of Labor,
Alexander Acosta, White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks April Ryan asked the president if he planned to include the Congressional Black Caucus in discussions about his inner-city agenda.
controversially responded to the question asking Ryan to set up a meeting and said that Rep. Elijah Cummings had cancelled a meeting -- a claim Cummings denied. RELATED: Twitter explodes over Trump's comments on CBC
Twitter explodes over Trump’s response to April Ryan
Hey @realDonaldTrump: @AprilDRyan is a honest & professional reporter. She's not your secretary. @Reince knows @RepRichmond's number. Use it
Trump called himself the least racist person then assumed a random black reporter could set up a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus
@BuzzFeedNews "I'm like the least racist person ever" "Hey, you're black, I assume you're friends with all other black ppl right?"
@MadMommaC @BuzzFeedNews Yes, in fact, we do. We get together often at Fred Douglass' house in the inner city.
Trump asks @AprilDRyan, a black reporter, to help set up a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus. "I'm just a reporter," she replies.
Did he just say to @AprilDRyan "your people"? #trumpnewsconference
When Trump asked @AprilDRyan if she was friends with the @OfficialCBC and if she could set up a meeting, my head nearly exploded... 1/2
2/2 ... Newsflash Mr. Trump: 1) Not all black ppl know each other, and 2) @AprilDRyan is a professional journalist, not your secretary!
Dear @AprilDRyan. We all saw that. It was racist as hell. Our president owes you an apology.
Did Trump seriously ask @AprilDRyan to set up a meeting with him and the CBC? Does he not understand how any of this works?
"Let's go set up a meeting," Trump said on Thursday. "I would love to meet with the Black Caucus. I think it's great."
According to Rep. Cummings, the meeting will be happening soon.
The Democratic lawmaker said Sunday that they'll be meeting about bringing down the cost of prescription drugs, a goal Trump promoted while campaigning.
SEE ALSO: Rep. Cummings: President Trump made up story about me
Cummings told CBS's "Face the Nation" that while it's "very, very hard" to work with Trump as Democrats, it's important to work with him when possible.
He then explained, "I want to talk about prescription drugs, the high price of prescription drugs. And he has made it clear that he wants to do something about that."
Trump is expected to meet with the CBC the week of February 27th, following the Presidents' Day recess.
(By Emily Drooby for Veuer with additional reporting by AOL News)
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