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Did you know, The Black US lawmakers wore kente cloth to protest Trump’s “Sh*thole” comment

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus wore traditional African kente cloth to Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address to protest President Trump’s alleged “shithole countries” comment.

Wearing kente cloth to the #SOTU with my fellow @OfficialCBC Members to stand in solidarity with people from you-know-what countries,” Rep. Bobby Scott tweeted before the speech.

This colourful cloth is associated with Ashanti royalty in now modern-day Ghana and has a history in West African nations associated with the slave trade.

The members appeared unenthusiastic while watching the speech, and did not even applaud when President Trump touted his record with African-American unemployment.

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