Members of the Congressional Black Caucus wore traditional African kente cloth to Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address to protest President Trump’s alleged “shithole countries” comment.
The members appeared unenthusiastic while watching the speech, and did not applaud when President Trump touted his record with African-American unemployment.
The all-black dress code was hard to spot in the crowd, but the Congressional Black Caucus in kente cloth were impossible to miss.
Members of Congressional Black Caucus offered no reaction as Pres. Trump says "African-American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded"
The members, dressed in West African kente cloth to protest Trump after reports he called some African nations "shithole countries," sat stone-faced and unmoved.
The much-publicized protests organized by Democrats in Congress took many forms during the address, which ran longer than any since 2000.
As much of the room erupted, the lawmakers raised not a hand. Some looked up or glanced downward
By Fiifi Abdul Malik/ghanaguardian.com