Let’s get right to it: Your national party will nominate an unabashed racist, Donald Trump, for president. Why do you support that racist?
I know you’ve been lying low lately, but you cannot slink away from your endorsement of Trump. On May 5, the Louisiana Republican Party issued a statement by state chair Roger Villere and the Republicans in the state’s congressional delegation, except for Rep. Garret Graves (he later endorsed Trump). Your statement said, in part:
“The Republican Party of Louisiana congratulates Donald Trump on becoming the presumptive Republican nominee. We urge all Republicans to now unite in order to defeat Hillary Clinton in November … The stakes are too high to hand over the keys to the White House to another far-left Democrat.”
Do you really believe electing a so-called “far-left Democrat” is worse than handing the White House to a racist Republican?
Surely you knew who you were endorsing, right? If you missed the news, here’s a brief primer:
- Trump was the nation’s leading “birther” in 2011-12, proclaiming that President Barack Obama was not an American and was born in Kenya. Trump also suggested Obama might be a Muslim. Last year, Trump expressed doubts Obama is a citizen.
When he launched his presidential campaign, Trump attacked an entire class of people – Mexican immigrants – labeling them as drug dealers, criminals and “rapists.”
He’s proposed banning Muslims from traveling to the United States.
Last weekend, Trump said the federal judge presiding over the fraud lawsuit against the so-called “Trump University,” Gonzalo Curiel, could not be fair to him because he “is Mexican.”
“I’m building a wall,” Trump said of Curiel’s alleged inability to be impartial. “It’s an inherent conflict of interest.”
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