Congressional Black Caucus just threw shade at Trump at the State of the Union [WATCH]

President Trump did his best Mussolini impression Tuesday night as he delivered his first State of the Union address to congress.

In typical fashion, Trump employed all the tricks and theatrics associated with the annual speech to congress.  The rookie executive made good use of a series of seemingly endless pauses for standing ovations, and he highlighted guests in the gallery that are nothing more than props for ideological firebombs.

The president also took a series of victory laps over the accomplishments his administration claims, but in typical Trump fashion, he exaggerated, misrepresented, and even lied about many of them.

One  group of lawmakers wasn’t going to allow a particular whopper of a lie to go without a response.

About 5 minutes into the speech, Trump decided to roll out the unemployment figures, which are admittedly quite good, coming as they do at the tail end of the Obama recovery.

But when he decided to talk about unemployment in the African American community, the Congressional Black Caucus didn’t play along.

As Trump spouted out the very misleading figure, the Black Caucus sat in silent but powerful protest.

The president looked amused, even surprised at the reaction he received. But African Americans aren’t laughing.

Their silence was deafening.

Peter Mellado

Peter Mellado is a writer, producer, and a branding and messaging specialist with over 15 years experience. He studied history at San Jose State University, and resides in Los Angeles.