The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) was silent as President Donald Trump touted the success of the economy, specifically African-American unemployment, during his first State Of The Union address Tuesday night.
“Since the election, we have created 2.4 million new jobs, including 200,000 new jobs in manufacturing alone. After years of wage stagnation, we are finally seeing rising wages,” Trump said. “Unemployment claims have hit a 45-year low. African-American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded, and Hispanic American unemployment has also reached the lowest levels in history.”
As Trump made the statement, the camera immediately zoomed in on the CBC, whose members refused to stand or applaud his comments on the low unemployment claims for African-Americans since he has taken office.