Congressional Black Caucus Tears Into Trump Over Birther Statement: "Deplorable," "Disgusting Day"


The Congressional Black Caucus held a press conference Friday afternoon to universally condemnconsidered Donald Trump‘s “disgusting" promotion of birtherism in his campaign and his extremely unique campaign event today.

Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) called Trump's Friday comments about the birther movement "deplorable."

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-NY) said that if "debasing, misrepresenting and lying were a crime," then Trump would be disqualified from running for president.

"This is a dog whistle to all other Americans who are not African-Americans to say, 'See, you're all right. Don't worry about hiring that black woman or that black man because, after all, the most iconic African-American in history is, indeed, not worthy of the American dream.' Be clear, this is not just about degrading the reputation of Barack Obama. It's about degrading the American dream for all African-Americans," said Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI).

"One of the things that we all are used to in this business is dog whistles, but the thing that we're not used to, and I'm finding it very difficult to getting used to, are the howls of wolves. These are howls. These are not whistles. These are in your face kinds of efforts on the part of one man who is utilizing — I should say misusing the media — in order to heap indignities upon the President of these United States," said Rep. Jim Clyburn.

Video via CNN and Mediaite on YouTube.

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