Gipson Denounces Trump’s Latest ‘Racist’ Comments

Friday, January 12, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif --- Assembly Caucus Chair Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) released the following statement:

“Why is this immature hate monger still president? The only thing that he has successfully delivered to the American people is one racist comment after another.

Thursday, during a discussion of immigration in the Oval Office, Trump asked, ‘What do we want Haitians here for? … Why do we want all these people from Africa here? Why do we want all these people from sh*thole countries? …We should have people from places like Norway.

In a presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, he stated that all Haitian immigrants have AIDS and Nigerian immigrants will never go back to their huts in Africa. At a rally in Redding, he singled out an African American in the audience by saying, ‘Oh, look at my African-American over here. Look at him… Are you the greatest?

His latest comments are nothing new. He slammed Mexicans as criminals and rapists; disparaged Muslims; stated that Judge Gonzalo Curiel was unfit because of his Mexican heritage; referred to a congresswoman as Pocahontas; and the list continues.

This is a global attack against poor people of color. Trump continues to sink lower and lower into the ugly cesspool of bigotry that spews from every pore in his white supremacist body.

Let’s face it, the racism, gender attacks and the hate is not going to stop. What are we going to do about it?

As we begin our nation’s annual celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are reminded of his words, ‘Your life begins to end the moment you start being silent about the things that matter…There comes a time when silence is betrayal."

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