The Congressional Black Caucus is declining a follow-up meeting with President Trump. At the first meeting, the Caucus brought a 130-page policy document titled “We Have a Lot of Lose,” in reference to Trump’s question to African Americans on the campaign trail, “what do you have to lose?” The document included policy suggestions on everything from healthcare and housing developments to criminal justice reform and funds for historically black colleges. The Caucus says their concerns “fell on deaf ears” and therefore, they have no time for a “social visit.” Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), chairman of the CBC, sits down with Soledad O’Brien to discuss their legislative agenda, why the Caucus walked away from the negotiating table and why they say they have more respect for the office of the President than President Trump himself.

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