Trump meets with Congressional Black Caucus, promises lower drug costs

President Donald Trump on Wednesday met with the Congressional Black Caucus to discuss ongoing political issues, including high drug costs, reports Politico.

Here are four things to know.

1. The CBC — a political organization representing Congress's black members — aims to empower America's neglected citizens by more effectively addressing their legislative concerns.

2. During the meeting, President Trump repeated his vow to lower the cost of prescription drugs in America.

"I think we're going to do it in healthcare, or we're going to do it separately, but we're going to bid down drug prices," President Trump said, according to the report. "We're going to try to have the lowest prices anywhere in the world from really the highest."

3. The CBC presented the president with a 129-page briefing book titled We Have A Lot to Lose: Solutions to Advance Black Families in the 21st Century. The report's title references a campaign speech president Trump made targeting black voters in which he said, "What do you have to lose [by voting for me]?"

"We wanted to answer for him the question of what do we have to lose," Rep. Richmond said, according to Politico.

4. President Trump and the caucus also discussed his recent budget proposal, infrastructure, poverty and criminal justice reform, according to CBC Chairman Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La.

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