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This is personal. A close family member is married to a person of El Salvadoran ancestry, whose parents fled to the U.S. from El Salvador during the civil war in the 1980s that cost 75,000 people their lives. The family ended up in Texas, where they worked for U.S. businesses, started and built companies, taught in public schools, and whose children did honorable service to their family, community, and country by graduating from school, working, and serving successfully in the U.S. military. One family member graduated from BYU.
And the president has disparaged them with crude, racist, obscenities. Have you no shame, Mr. President?
Also shameful are Trump’s sycophants in the media who excuse his racism and lack of self-control and dignity. Fox News host yesterday: “. . . this is how the forgotten men and women in America talk at the bar. This is how Trump relates to people.” Is there nothing he will say that they won’t lay down cover fire for?
The author of the article below will agree that this is how Trump relates to people. Read it if you can stomach it. Research focusing on Republican primary voters in the past three presidential elections shows that the higher the voter’s racial resentment towards other races, the less likely they were to vote for Mitt Romney and John McCain in the final election, and more likely to vote for Trump.
I tell people that politics isn’t personal for me, it’s about policy. I work with many in public policy circles that I disagree with on policy, but that I count as friends. We don’t attack each other personally. But the president has disparaged members of my family, and now it’s personal. Shame on you, Mr. President. Shame.
Trump’s “shithole countries” comment exposes the core of Trumpism
On Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m., District 25 Rep. Joel Briscoe will be holding a pre-session event for constituents.
Meet Rep. Briscoe on Capitol Hill for policy and pizza in the Presentation Room at 7 p.m. and a back-door tour through the Capitol at 8 p.m. In addition, four 20-minute opportunities to sit on the House floor once during the 45-day session next to Rep. Briscoe will be randomly drawn for District 25 constituents.
When: The event will begin at 7 p.m. The Capitol tour will begin at 8 p.m.
Where: The Presentation Room at the Utah State Capitol.
Directions: Park on the east side of the Capitol complex on East Capitol Boulevard or in the areas highlighted in yellow and enter through the first-floor east entrance, marked by a star. Take an immediate right into the Visitor’s Center, room 100; the Presentation Room is through the back wall.
Food: Pizza from The Pie Pizzeria.
Rep Joel K Briscoe files his “2018 Intent to Gather Signatures for Candidacy”.