Trump touts black employment rate, Congressional Black Caucus offers no reaction

President Donald Trump highlighted the African-American employment rate during his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, but a cutaway shot of the Congressional Black Caucus showed their response was anything but enthusiastic.

"Unemployment claims have hit a 45-year low," Trump said during his speech. "African-American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded, and Hispanic American unemployment has also reached the lowest levels in history."

The camera then pivoted to a shot of the Congressional Black Caucus fully seated, offering no response to the Republican president's statement.

Twitter users were quick to pick up on the moment, offering a series of responses and takes:

The official Black Caucus Twitter account posted a message relative to black employment rates in America earlier today, noting that the unemployment rate dropped significantly during former President Barack Obama's White House tenure.

"The black unemployment rate fell from 16.5% to 7.8% from January 2011 –January 2017," the tweet reads. "Now it’s 6.8%. Thank President Obama – not @realDonaldTrump. #ThanksObama#AYearofTrump."

This moment comes after President Trump took a jab at black entertainment mogul Jay-Z via Twitter on Sunday morning, responding to Jay-Z's criticism of Trump for relying on financial figures as the essence of his platform.

"Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!" Trump tweeted.

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Members of Congress wearing black outifts in solidarity with the #MeToo and #TimesUP movements listen as US President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Democratic female members of Congress, wearing black to support the #MeToo movement and buttons referring to 1944 rape victim Recy Taylor, arrive on the House floor to watch U.S. President Donald Trump deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, second left, sits for a photograph with members of Congress while wearing black in support of the #MeToo movement at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. President Donald Trump plans to promote the Republican tax overhaul he signed into law in his first State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, but fiscal headwinds mean hes likely to have less legislative success in his second year in office. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Democratic female members of Congress, wearing black to support the #MeToo movement and buttons referring to 1944 rape victim Recy Taylor, arrive on the House floor to watch U.S. President Donald Trump deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi talks with other female Democratic members of the House wearing black in support of the #MeToo movement as they wait to listen to U.S. President Donald Trump's State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis
Members of Congressional Black Caucus wear black clothing and Kente cloth in protest ahead of a State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. President Donald Trump plans to promote the Republican tax overhaul he signed into law in his first State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, but fiscal headwinds mean hes likely to have less legislative success in his second year in office. Photographer: Mark Wilson/Pool via Bloomberg
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (C), D-CA, poses with members of Congress wearing black in support of the 'metoo' movement in the Rayburn Room of the US Capitol in Washington, DC on January 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (L), Democrat of Florida, speaks with other attendees as she awaits the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: Members of Congress wear black clothing and Kente cloth in protest before the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
US Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (C), Democrat of Florida, awaits the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas Kamm (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, second left, sits for a photograph with members of Congress while wearing black in support of the #MeToo movement at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. President Donald Trump plans to promote the Republican tax overhaul he signed into law in his first State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, but fiscal headwinds mean hes likely to have less legislative success in his second year in office. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (C), D-CA, poses with members of Congress wearing black in support of the 'metoo' movement in the Rayburn Room of the US Capitol in Washington, DC on January 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: Members of Congress wear black clothing and Kente cloth in protest during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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