Ryan is a black woman, which is nearly certainly why Trump responded to her question with, "Do you want to set up the meeting? Do you want to set up the meeting?" I would love to meet the Congressional Black Caucus.
"Well I would", Trump said. Watch the clip again slowly and you can see the dim white separatist light bulb go off inside his racist skull, and then Trump figures the group she's asking about is black and the reporter is black so why doesn't she set up the meeting since, you know, all black people know each other.
After the press conference, Ms Ryan addressed the racially charged incident on Twitter.
He suggested Cummings was told by Senate majority leader Sen. Very nice guy.He probably was told by Schumer or somebody like that - some other lightweight - he was probably told, 'Don't meet with Trump. 'I am sure members of the CBC can answer these questions for themselves'.
"No I'm just a reporter", explained Ryan to Trump as one would a child.
"Set up the meeting", Trump continued.
As for his new Secretary of Labor pick Alexander Acosta, Trump wasn't concerned with congress blocking his nominee this time, simply saying "he'll get there one way or another".
While denying Mr. Schumer told him what to do, Mr. Cummings did not deny avoiding a meeting with Mr. Trump.
Trump had told Ryan that he meant to "do a lot of work" to combat inner-city blight. "I was all set to have the meeting", the president claimed. Trump will make up stories about anything, and if the American people can't trust him to tell the truth about why he hasn't met with African-American Congressional leaders, they definitely can't trust him to tell the truth about his relationship with Russian Federation during the presidential campaign. "It's bad politics.' And that's part of the problem with this country".
Leading up to the exchange with Ryan, Trump said he would be "working very hard" to "fix" the inner cities, claiming that many black and Hispanic communities are "living in hell".