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Trump was astounded when no one in the Congressional Black Caucus privately knew his only black Cabinet member, Ben Carson


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  • NBC News reported Friday on past racially charged
    comments President Donald Trump has presumably made.
  • At the president’s Mar assembly with members of the
    Congressional Black Caucus, Trump asked the officials if they
    knew just one member of his cupboard — Housing and Urban
    Development Secretary Ben Carson.
  • Carson is the only black member of Trump’s
    Cabinet.

As the firestorm following President Donald Trump’s “shithole”
acknowledgement to lawmakers intensifies, NBC News reported Friday on
before instances of the boss making racially charged
comments.

One of those episodes reportedly happened at the president’s
Mar assembly with members of the Congressional Black Caucus. At
that meeting, Trump asked the officials if they knew just one
member of his Cabinet — Housing and Urban Development Secretary
Ben Carson — according to two sources who were in the meeting.

Carson is the only black member of Trump’s Cabinet.

None of the lawmakers pronounced they privately knew Carson, who never
served in Congress and spent his career as a famed neurosurgeon.

Trump found that surprising, NBC News reported. 

In that same meeting, a member of Congress told Trump that
gratification cuts he was deliberation would mistreat her constituents. She
combined that “not all” of the voters she represents “are
black.”

“Really?” the boss reportedly replied. “Then what are
they?” 

That story came after multiple
news outlets as good as Democratic and Republican senators
who were benefaction at the Thursday White House assembly either
reliable or did not repudiate that Trump asked why the US
accepts immigrants from “shithole countries” such as Haiti, El
Salvador, and African nations. 

The organisation of bipartisan lawmakers were negotiating
immigration legislation with the wish of solution the predestine of
immature immigrants stable from deportation by the Deferred
Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which the administration
is phasing out. Earlier this week, the administration announced
it would 

finish Temporary Protected Status for
200,000 Salvadorans,
 45,000 Haitians, and 2,500
Nicaraguans.

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come
here?” Trump reportedly
said.  

Trump combined that the US should instead accept some-more immigrants
from countries such as Norway, whose primary apportion he had met
the prior day.

The boss has denied making those accurate comments.

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