Clarke Statement on Donald Trump’s Racist Comments
WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) released the following statement on President Trump’s reported comments at a meeting on immigration:
“Donald Trump’s disgraceful and disdainful rhetoric with regard to the fate of undocumented immigrants of African descent and his vulgar description of their homes of origin, demonstrate beyond the shadow of a doubt that Donald Trump is a racist.
“It is evident through repeated disparaging and defaming comments about Haiti and continental African nations, that his sentiments are truly a reflection of what he harbors in his heart and ultimately indicate his true intentions.
“It is clear that he is not at all serious about developing constructive and humane policy to fix and mend our broken immigration system, but rather he has taken this opportunity to advance white supremacist ideology through his utterance in and from the White House.
“It has become painfully clear to Americans of good will that we can have no constructive conversations about DACA, TPS, or family reunification with him and this is truly unfortunate.
“It is a disgrace that the likes of Donald Trump would ever use such vile and disparaging language in the Oval Office and even more disgraceful that he has ascended to the highest office in the land.
“Donald Trump is disgrace to the Presidency and a disgrace to our nation.”