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The Congressional Black Caucus reportedly will decline to meet with Trump


The Congressional Black Caucus will decline an invitation to meet with President Trump, according to Politico.

Sources told Politico that lawmakers in the organization are worried that the meeting would be more of a publicity stunt than an opportunity to have a candid conversation with the president.

The Congressional Black Caucus executive board met with Trump in March. They discussed the country's budget, infrastructure plan and criminal justice reform. 

Politico's sources say that members in the organization feel that Trump has not tried to help advance their agenda.

Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) told a local CBS affiliate that “we do have the invitation, we appreciate it, but we really want to know what the president and his people are planning to do about our priorities.”

CBC Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-LA) isn’t expected to make an official announcement until after the group discusses the invitation during its weekly meeting Wednesday.

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