Trump repeatedly praises 'CBC' at event honoring Customs and Border Protection

Trump repeatedly praises 'CBC' at event honoring Customs and Border Protection

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHannity urges Trump not to fire 'anybody' after Rosenstein report Ben Carson appears to tie allegation against Kavanaugh to socialist plot Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate MORE on Monday repeatedly praised Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as "CBC" during an event to honor immigration agents at the White House. 

While speaking about the sacrifices that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Border Patrol agents make, Trump continually referred to CBP as "CBC," a common acronym for the Congressional Black Caucus. 

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"I want to thank a true and loyal friend of ICE and CBC, Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceIndiana sisters with history of opposing Pence donate millions to Dems Hillicon Valley: Trump signs off on sanctions for election meddlers | Russian hacker pleads guilty over botnet | Reddit bans QAnon forum | FCC delays review of T-Mobile, Sprint merger | EU approves controversial copyright law Overnight Defense: Trump marks 9/11 anniversary | Mattis says Assad 'has been warned' on chemical weapons | US identifies first remains of returned Korean war troops MORE," Trump said at one point during the "Salute to the Heroes" event. 

He later said that "the extremists who attack ICE and CBC like to portray themselves as champions of social justice. They are not."

Multiple reporters took to Twitter to note the mistake. Bloomberg's White House reporter, Jennifer Jacobs, also tweeted that the teleprompter Trump was reading from referred to the organization as CBP. 
The speech came during an event in which the Trump administration honored multiple ICE and Border Patrol agents for their efforts in combating illegal immigration and crime. 
 
Trump, whom Democrats frequently attack over his hard-line immigration policies, on Monday also sent a letter to state and local officials imploring them to praise immigration agents for the sacrifices they have made.