CBC Chair Richmond: I Don’t Think Trump Cares About Black People – He ‘Made the DREAMers Illegal’

IAN HANCHETT

On Monday’s “CNN Tonight,” Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Representative Cedric Richmond (D-LA) said he doesn’t believe President Trump cares about black people and Trump “made the DREAMers illegal.”

Anchor Don Lemon asked Richmond, “Do you think he cares about black people?”

Richmond answered, “I don’t. If you listen to his words, or if you watch his actions, let’s just take some numbers. He’s appointed — or nominated one black federal judge. He’s nominated one black US attorney. And when you start talking about the criminal justice system, that’s a key area for African-American men. And they just — and if you watch Jeff Sessions’ actions, it’s just inconsistent. So, I’m not totally convinced of everything in his head. Part of what’s in his head is he does what Kelly and Stephen Miller [tell] him to do. And that’s why we see the racism coming out in this immigration overhaul, where, he wants to not talk about illegal immigration, which, by the way, he made the DREAMers illegal. They were legal until he decided to take action. But when you start talking about diversity visas and you start talking about family reunification, you’re talking about legal immigration. And he — we could just use his words. He wants more people from Norway, as opposed to Africa, El Salvador.”

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