It's very revealing to watch members of the Congressional Black Caucus denounce President Donald Trump while black unemployment has dropped to a record low, says a conservative black activist.
At least five of Trump's most vocal critics plan to boycott his State of the Union tonight, including Rep. Maxine Walters of California who has called for his impeachment and Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, who has called Trump a "racist."
Emery McClendon, a tea party activist and Project 21 member, wonders if the black lawmakers care that black unemployment has fallen to a 40-year low since Trump took office a year ago.
"And then we have the Congressional Black Caucus wanting to hide this fact," says McClendon, "and keep it away from the black community when they actually needed to hear this."
The headline-making boycott announcements are nothing new: dozens of Democrats publicly boycotted the 2017 inauguration after Trump's surprise victory over Hillary Clinton.
At the same time, again approximately a year ago, Lewis suggested Trump was not the "legitimate president" due to allegations of Russian "collusion."
McClendon says the black constituents of these black lawmakers should take notice that the boycotting lawmakers plan to fill the balcony seats with illegal aliens – even while the man they are boycotting has helped blacks find employment in a buzzing economy.
"They misuse the people in their communities while the people in the communities suffer," McClendon complains. "They are now replacing them with another group of people going after their vote and setting them aside."