Even if reporter April Ryan won’t set it up, the Congressional Black Caucus does want to meet with President Trump. During his now famous press conference Trump asked Ryan, an African American, if she would set up a meeting for him with the CBC, asking her, “they friends of yours?” Ryan demurred, saying afterwards that she was “just a journalist, not a convener” — though she would be very happy to cover a meeting between Trump and the CBC. (The CBC endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, a fact that might not be relevant except for Trump’s repeated return to the election results in his rhetoric.)
The CBC should probably ask Ryan if she’s interested in switching careers. Conveners are much sought-after in Washington and journalists, if Mr. Trump has his way, are going to have a rough time of it. The CBC tweeted that it has been trying to convene a meeting with Trump, though without Ryan’s help. With its tweet, the CBC at least proved it knows how to speak Trump’s language. “Sad!,” it wrote, about being neglected by the president.
— The CBC (@OfficialCBC) February 16, 2017