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Symone Sanders: ‘Donald Trump Doesn’t Care About Black People’

• February 3, 2017 10:47 am

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CNN commentator Symone Sanders said on Monday evening that President Donald Trump does not care about black people.

"I'm gonna take a page out of Kanye West's book–Donald Trump doesn't care about black people," Sanders said.

Sanders was referring to when West went off on President George W. Bush's reaction to Hurricane Katrina that devastated the city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana.

Sanders' comments were triggered by a discussion with Paris Bennard and Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson on Trump bashing the media during an event that was meant to honor Black History Month. Sanders suggested that neither Trump nor White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer knew much about Black history and Frederick Douglass.

Bennard defended Trump's comments, arguing the media had been taking the comments out of context and that once the cameras were out of the room, Trump focused on historically black colleges and supporting the African-American community.

Sanders continued saying that she would not come to the White House even if she was invited by Trump. She said that Trump did not have an interest in building a relationship with the African-American community.

"Look, I don't need Donald Trump to give me anything," Sanders said. "Secondly, Donald Trump needs to be talking about policies and proposals, real policy prescriptions for the African-American community. He's only given us rhetoric, he hasn't given us any action. He can not govern for the next four years like that."

Sanders called Trump disingenuous.

Published under: CNN, Donald Trump