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“…but I’m also really pleased that he didn’t ask her to, to sweep and mop, um, in the, uh, in the room where the press conference was being held…”

Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D) [2017 file photo].

Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D) [2017 file photo].

Donald Trump (r) held a press conference on Thursday:

[….]
Q    Well, when you say — when you say the inner cities, are you going to include the CBC, Mr. President, in your conversations with your urban agenda, your inner city agenda, as well as your —

THE PRESIDENT:  Am I going include who?

Q    Are you going to include the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, as well as — 

THE PRESIDENT:  Well, I would.  I tell you what, do you want to set up the meeting?  Do you want to set up the meeting?

Q    No, no, no.
 
THE PRESIDENT:  Are they friends of yours?

Q    I’m just a reporter.
 
THE PRESIDENT:  No, go ahead, set up the meeting.

Q    I know some of them, but I’m sure they’re watching right now.
[….]

Yesterday, from MSNBC, via Twitter:

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The transcript:

MSNBC: Congressman Cleaver has, has there been any sort of dialog between either your office or the CBC’s office, any sort of informal dialog, perhaps, uh, with, with the new administration so far?

Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D): No, I, I don’t think there’s been any, uh, contact or communication. Uh, I don’t even think, to be one hundred per cent honest, that, uh, the president even knew what the CBC was yesterday. Uh [crosstalk].

MSNBC: Really, Congressman Cleaver, you don’t think that President Trump knew that?

Representative Cleaver (D): Uh, I don’t think he had any idea. And I’ve looked at that tape, uh, over and over again and he was like, what in the world are you asking me? And had April not said, uh, Congressional Black Caucus, had she continued to say the CBC, I think he would have said, I, I don’t know what you’re talking about. Uh, but I’m also really pleased that he didn’t ask her to, to sweep and mop, um, in the, uh, in the room where the press conference was being held. I thought it was disrespectful.

The word is mightier than the small fingered vulgarian.