Congresswoman Says 'It Would Be an Embarrassment to Be Seen With' Trump

January 15, 2018Jan 15, 2018

In October, Representative Frederica Wilson from Florida fought with President Trump over his treatment of the widows of U.S. soldiers fallen in combat. She criticized him for his treatment of one widow, the pregnant wife U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson.

The widow said that Trump couldn't remember Johnson's, who was among four U.S. service members killed in Niger earlier this month, name.

"I heard him stumbling on trying to remember my husband's name, and that’s what hurt me the most because if my husband is out here fighting for our country, and he risked his life for our country, why can’t you remember his name," said Johnson.

Now, the Democrat is going after President Trump again. Wilson says she will not attend President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address. In a statement given to the Tampa Bay Times, Wilson gave his alleged "recent racist and incendiary remarks about Haiti and African nations" as her reason.

The Miami Democrat announced her decision on Sunday evening. She's not the only Democrat who isn't going to attend the address. Several other Democrats, including Reps. Maxine Waters, John Lewis, and Earl Blumenauer,, have also said they will not attend the Jan. 30 speech.

"For the first time since I began serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, I will not be attending the president's State of the Union address," said Wilson, who has been in office since 2011. "I have no doubt that instead of delivering a message of inclusivity and an agenda that benefits all Americans, President Trump's address will be full of innuendo, empty promises, and lies."

She continued, "During his disappointing and destructive first year in office, Mr. Trump has demeaned the presidency at every opportunity and cast doubt on our nation's standing as a global leader."

She continued, referring to the President's alleged remarks where he called Haiti a "s***hole."

"The United States' reputation is smoldering in the ashes of his recent racist and incendiary remarks about Haiti and African nations. Many of his proposed domestic policies are harmful to people of color, low-income communities, and the middle class."

She concluded, in a striking statement, "It would be an embarrassment to be seen with him at a forum that under any other president would be an honor to attend."

People on Twitter have responded by commenting on her signature hats.

What do you think about her statement? Should a member of Congress be able to publicly criticize the President of the United States so harshly? 

In other news, a Republican Senator has an even more blazing criticism of the President, comparing him to Stalin. 

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