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Did President Trump Racially Insult A Black Reporter During His Press Conference?

By Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III

For the next four years, the American people have to endure the presidency of Donald J. Trump. That’s right; the man who likes to brag about his victory and how well his administration is doing constantly creates controversy with just about every tweet. Let’s face it -Trump is in the White House and the world is watching him.

On Thursday, February 16th President Trump held a news conference in which he seemed to go on the defense of his administration. As usual, he attacked many of the news outlets calling them ‘FAKE.’ In addition to that, Trump appeared to get agitated when reporters challenged him on his facts.

Anyone who has listened to Trump talk shouldn’t be surprised at what comes out of his mouth. Instead of having his surrogates speak for him, Trump decided to do what he does best – ‘let Trump be Trump.’

While many have labeled President Trump as a racist, Trump stated during the press conference that he was the ‘least racist person.’ When American Urban Radio Network reporter, April Ryan asked him about his urban agenda and if he was willing to meet with members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Trump looked shocked as though he had never heard of them.

Here’s the exchange:

“I’ll tell you what, do you want to set up the meeting?” he said. “Do you want to set up the meeting? Are they friends of yours?”

Ryan replied: “No,” adding that she was “just a reporter.”

“Set up the meeting,” Trump continued. “Let’s go, set up a meeting. I would love to meet with the black caucus. I think it’s great. The Congressional Black Caucus.”

It’s important to mention that Trump claimed to have never received an invitation from the CBC but that was quickly ‘fact-checked.’ Result: He had received a letter from the CBC on Jan 19 and never responded.

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Dr. Sinclair Grey III is a speaker, author, and success coach. Contact him on or Twitter @drsinclairgrey


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