During the dreaded first ever State of The Union address by Donald Trump, the Congressional Black Caucus wore Kente cloth and, according to Essence, Recy Taylor pins, in protest of his recent ‘shithole comments made regarding Africa and Haiti.
While many Democrats and Congressional leaders decided to sit this one out, others attended the address with the sole purpose of delivering a message. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus wore Kente cloth in different fashions to protest Trump’s “shithole” comments about African nations and Haiti, which many Democratic leaders believed to be anti-Black and racist said Essence.
I’m SO here for it! Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (@OfficialCBC) looking like they are attending the Black Panther movie premiere.#SOTU #SOTU2018 #CBC #BlackPanther #YourSeatAintSafe #MidtermElections #YSAS #YSASTee pic.twitter.com/2mEOxgBaS8
— Kerline K. Jules (@KerlineKJules) January 31, 2018
The Congressional Black Caucus members who aren’t boycotting tonight’s #SOTU all are wearing coordinating afro-centric prints. #StateOfTheUnion #StateofOurUnion pic.twitter.com/uSn7ZFXaJQ
— Beatrice-Elizabeth Peterson (@MissBeaE) January 31, 2018
Wearing kente cloth to the #SOTU with my fellow @OfficialCBC Members to stand in solidarity with people from you-know-what countries pic.twitter.com/Wc8FIcUKIG
— Rep. Bobby Scott (@BobbyScott) January 31, 2018
Rep. Marcia Fudge and Congresswoman Robin Kelly of the Congressional Black Caucus appeared on CNN where they were asked by anchor Don Lemon of their views od Trump and his presidency.
“I live in a black neighborhood,” said Fudge,” I’m not afraid to walk down my street. I don’t live in a third world country. I’m as educated as anybody around him because he’s not very well-educated.”