Once again the White House is taking heavy criticism for the lack of diversity among its interns. The administration released a photo Friday showing President Trump posing with the 2018 spring intern class, and like last summer's White House intern program, the participants are overwhelmingly white.
Here's the photo:
People were understandably upset and took to Twitter to denounce the lack of diversity.
Political scientist and Washington Post columnist Brian Klaas just about summed it up:
As did France 24 correspondent Philip Crowther:
Rob Bennett from the NYC mayor's office broke it down by percentages:
America (approximately):— Rob Bennett (@rob_bennett) March 30, 2018
Pacific Islander: 1%
But there was also just a fair amount of outrage:
This is sickening but what can we expect from an administration wanting to Make America White, I mean Great again. 😡😡😡— laShanda (@libragirl75) March 31, 2018
Many compared this class of interns with those from when Barack Obama was in office:
A few people felt bad for the lone black intern in the crowd:
I genuinely fear for the safety of the young man at left end of the front row. I feel like I want to run up to him and yell: "Get Out!"— Paul James (@kuaero87) March 30, 2018
The token black guy sits on the outer edge. Surely a coincidence...— I am a multitude [c0dew3aver] (@asoupisnotatree) March 31, 2018
Again, this isn't the first time Trump's White House has come under fire for it's lack of diversity among interns:
But Jason asked the question we're all asking: