Omarosa slams Congressional Black Caucus for ‘showboating'

Senior White House aide Omarosa Manigault accused members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) on Friday of "showboating" and refusing to serve their constituents, after the lawmakers refused an invitation to meet with President Trump.

"Coming to the table over and over again to work through these issues is the only effective way to get where they wanted to go," Manigault told Fox Business Network's Charles Payne.

"And instead, they're showboating and they're actually shorting out their constituents that they committed to represent by not coming to meet with the president," she continued. 

The CBC executive board met with Trump in March, and Manigault had extended an invitation to the group last week for a follow-up meeting with the president. 

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"As requested by the President, we would like to schedule a follow-up meeting with the entire membership of the Congressional Black Caucus to discuss issues pertinent to your members," the letter reads, according to Politico.

But CBC members were reportedly concerned that the meeting would simply be a photo opportunity for Trump and, according to Politico, caucus members say the White House has done little to advance the group's priorities.

Members were also reportedly unnerved by Manigault's decision to sign her name on the invitation as "the Honorable Omarosa Manigault." 

Manigault said that by declining to meet with Trump, CBC leaders were ignoring their opportunity to address issues relevant to the black community.