😡 Trump supporters spit on immigrant children visiting DC for inauguration

Democratic Representative Filemon Vela  has become the fourth Texas Democrat to boycott President-elect Trump’s inauguration , after migrant students from his district were victims of racial attacks by Trump supporters planning to celebrate the event. His full statement can be read here: “I had hoped that this Friday’s Inauguration would be a moment of healing and outreach, but yesterday, two days before the Inauguration, two things occurred that leave me no choice but to boycott the event. While visiting Washington, DC, 40 migrant students from my district were subjected to comments of “beaners,” “burritos,” and “wetbacks” from Inauguration attendees. One student was even spit on. Then, Donald Trump made his final cabinet selection ensuring that there would be no Hispanic representation in the cabinet for the first time in 36 years. “Mr. Trump’s repeated acts of disrespect for the 33 million Americans of Hispanic descent are historic in modern times. The hope that his actions as President would not match his political rhetoric is becoming more and more of a distant dream. One would think that an American President in the 21st Century would be dedicated to eradicating racism once and for all. However, Mr. Trump has turned a blind eye to overt racism. Indeed, in many instances, Mr. Trump himself has stirred the seeds of bigotry. This is an ominous sign for the future of the American Presidency and the United States of America.” Vela made headlines last June when he wrote in an open letter “Mr Trump, you’re a racist and you can take your border wall and shove it up your ass.” When confronted by his strongly worded remarks, Vela told MSNBC “Well, I would have liked to have spoken in a much more diplomatic fashion, but I felt like I had to speak to Donald Trump in language he understands.” Nathan Wellman is a Los Angeles-based journalist, author, and playwright. Follow him on Twitter: @LightningWOW
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Fuente: usuncut.com
Publicado: January 21, 2017 at 09:42AM

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