Rep. Takano Statement on State of the Union

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.

“Like so many of his public statements, President Trump’s State of the Union address was misleading, divisive, and provided no substantive vision for conquering the challenges confronting our nation. He claimed credit for an economy that he inherited and promised spending that his own party does not support. He portrayed immigrants as violent criminals and treated Dreamers as bargaining chips. And he offered few, if any ideas for improving the lives of Americans across the country. 

“America deserves a leader who speaks honestly, acts compassionately, and treats every person with dignity and respect. This address was another reminder that President Trump is not that leader.”

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