02.28.17

Rep. Takano on President’s Address: New Tone, Same Dishonesty

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress.

“President Trump used a new tone tonight to repeat the same dishonest and dangerous ideas. On     health care, immigration, the economy, and foreign policy, he continued his pattern of misrepresenting reality to justify policies that will hurt middle class families and jeopardize America’s safety.

“It is particularly striking that after seven years and countless promises to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Republicans are still repeating generic principles while offering no detailed plan and no legislation.  

“After a month characterized by rambling press conferences and petty tweets, President Trump will likely be applauded for meeting the minimum standard we expect out of the leader of the free world. But his willingness to abandon the truth remains unprecedented, and his eagerness to portray immigrants as criminals is offensive and dangerous. 

“Despite shifting his tone, the same reckless President Trump appeared before a Joint Session of Congress tonight. And I fully expect him to tweet about his television ratings tomorrow.” 

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