Black US Lawmakers wear Kente at Trump’s 1st State of the Union Address to “honor countries POTUS proclaimed ‘shitholes’”

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Black members of the US Congress on Tuesday made scarves and ties out of traditional Kente fabric, which originated from Ghana, as they attended President Donald Trump‘s first State of the Union address.

The address is given once every year, except on the first year of a president’s term, and usually on a Tuesday.

The wearing of the Kente was according to Representative Alma Adams to “honor the countries POTUS proclaimed ‘s—holes’ last week.”

The female representatives were also clad in black in support of the #MeToo movement.

See photos from the address below:

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 30: Members of Congress wear black clothing and Kente cloth in protest during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 30: Members of Congress wear black clothing and Kente cloth in protest before the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Black members of US Congress wear Kente at Donald Trump's 1st State of the Union Address - BellaNaija

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 30: Members of Congress wear black clothing and Kente cloth in protest before the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)