Congressman Evans Statement on President Trump’s Continued Hateful Rhetoric

January 12, 2018
Press Release

Today, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement about President Trump’s continued hateful rhetoric:

“President Trump's continued hateful rhetoric is vile, reprehensible, and racist. Philadelphia is the city of brotherly love and sisterly affection. We, like most Americans, have our problems, but we work to make them better and that’s what has historically made our nation the envy of the world. If we want to be our brother’s and sister’s keeper we must strive to lift each other up, not tear each other down. The President’s destructive and divisive language continues to show his lack of understanding and appreciation for what makes our nation great--our diversity. And let me be clear, Haitians and Africans are real Americans too and any notion to the contrary is unjustified.  America's rich history of diversity is something to be celebrated not attacked. Although I am not in any way surprised by the President’s comments, I am again disappointed to see his actions and tone run counter to the society we want to and have worked hard to live in,” Congressman Evans said.

 

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Media Contact: Becca Brukman, 202-225-4001, Becca.Brukman@mail.house.gov

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