'They're Back in the 60s': Diamond & Silk Rip Congressional Black Caucus for Staying Seated at SOTU
Why didn't Democrats stand for President Trump's State of the Union address?
Social media stars Diamond & Silk sounded off Wednesday after most Democrats remained seated, even during Trump's remarks on economic success and opportunity.
When you hear @POTUS say “and something I am very proud about African American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded” and you see CBC members sit silently. I think that is something we all should celebrate and applaud. #MAGA #SOTU pic.twitter.com/yq8S44jSKI
— PARIS (@PARISDENNARD) January 31, 2018
The Congressional Black Caucus notably remained seated when Trump touted African-American unemployment hitting a record low.
"These people are back in the 60s. This is 2018," said Lynette Hardaway.
"We are in a new era, a new America. This man is truly making America great again. Why wouldn't you be happy with us having more money in our pockets? [Democrats] want to hand you crumbs."
She added that Trump is working for all Americans, but Democrats want to "take us back to the Jim Crow days, manipulating us, intimidating us and telling us how it's gonna be."
"The Democrats are acting just like their party's symbol, and I'm not talking about a donkey," Rochelle Richardson added.
Watch the interview above.