We resisted, now we must rise!

October 29, 2020

By Congresswoman Gwen Moore

Congresswoman Gwen Moore

With the election days away, I want to take a few minutes to refresh our memories on the utterly devastating and gut-wrenching journey President Donald J. Trump has taken the American people down for the last four years.

Trump’s racist agenda was front and center before he ever became President when he began trafficking his nonsense birther conspiracy theory, called for the death penalty of wrongly convicted young Black men, known as the “Central Park Five,” and was sued for housing discrimination at his apartment buildings in the 1970’s. On the campaign trail, outspoken white supremacist David Duke endorsed Trump multiple times. He continues to pride himself on using hate and division as a campaign strategy.

In the spring of 2017, not only did Trump encourage a crowd to assault protesters and journalists, his own taunts targeted a Black woman who claimed his supporters shouted racist and sexist slurs at her. Trump, of course, took zero responsibility.

What’s more despicable is when he argued that the Nazis rallying in Charlottesville were “very fine people,” even after Heather Heyer, an innocent counter- protester, was violently killed. To this day, he will not condemn white supremacy.

In January of 2018, Trump said in an outburst that several African, Central American, and Caribbean countries were “sh*tholes.” His entire campaign and presidency have been defined by an open embrace of white nationalism. He surrounds himself with leaders of the white nationalist movement, like Steve Bannon, Sebastian Gorka, and Stephen Miller.

He fueled divisiveness and hate. Then, he broke his promises to working people.

Trump campaigned on the pledge that he would represent hard-working families, but the first thing he did once elected was to give billionaires and millionaires a major tax cut on the backs of the same hard-working men and women he promised to protect. He launched an attack on Wisconsin’s working families with his reckless tariffs that forced Harley Davidson to ship production overseas, and his irrational trade war unfairly punished our dairy farmers and cheese producers. Making America “great again” doesn’t start with creating nightmares for our workers, businesses, and families.

His bromance with dictators made our country an international joke. He cozied up to Vladimir Putin, Mohammad bin Salman, and we cannot forget his love letters with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, all while he turned his back on our key allies.

If this all wasn’t horrible enough, Trump and his administration ripped children from their parent’s arms and locked them up in cages. Hundreds of these children still have not been reunited with their parents.

Trump allowed the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to expire, is dead-set on repealing our healthcare even during a pandemic by dismantling the Affordable Care Act through the U.S. Supreme Court, pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord, and appointed grossly unfit Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary. Let’s not forget he appointed Brett Kavanaugh, a man accused of sexual abuse to the Supreme Court. And he sabotaged the United States Postal Service (USPS) with another horrible appointment, at the worst time, when millions are relying on the USPS to vote. There are too many tragedies to list.

But throughout this entire nightmare, we stood together and fought back. We resisted. And now, we must rise up together and make our voices heard louder than ever before in our nation’s history. We must rise up and VOTE!

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