So, why does this matter so much today? Because the very day where we were told there would be a good faith dialogue, a bipartisan dialogue on a crucial issue, infrastructure, that's the day they decided to single out a group of American cities and, once again, threaten them. This letter explicitly threatens our funding, once again, threatens to subpoena our personnel.
On the very day where, in principle, they were telling us they wanted to have an honest dialog, this proves there was no intention to have an honest dialog. I came down here ready to have a serious meeting. And what I got was a publicity stunt from the Trump administration.
If this is about their efforts to divide and to play racial politics, then, again, they were never serious about the meeting to begin with.