Floridians Urge Republicans to Condemn Donald Trump’s Mainstreaming of Hate

Tampa – Today, Floridians across the Sunshine State urged Republicans to condemn Donald Trump’s mainstreaming of hate, including personal insults at African Americans, Latinos, women, veterans and disabled Americans. From Trump’s divisive remarks to his embrace of the alt-right, it’s clear Trump’s bigoted views do not reflect Florida values.

“As the proud mother of a U.S. Marine veteran, the thought of our Commander-in-Chief as a loose cannon who validates white supremacist views disturbs and frightens me. Donald Trump’s continued embrace of his campaign CEO, who has reportedly made anti-Semitic comments, and his racist rhetoric are hurtful and dangerous. Republicans should immediately denounce his association with the extremist alt-right fringe, which has no place in a major presidential campaign and must never be allowed inside the White House,” said U.S. Congresswoman Lois Frankel

“Our country has come too far to allow the divisiveness and hate embraced by Donald Trump’s campaign to make its way into the White House. Trump’s bias against Blacks goes back decades, and was on full display when he was sued by the Justice Department in 1973 for housing discrimination. Just two years later, the Department took him back to court for refusing to correct his behavior, a blatant indictment of the arrogance that continues to fuel his disdain for people of color to this day. This country was founded on the belief that all men are created equal, a fundamental human right that Donald Trump just doesn’t get, but the rest of us will remind him about this November,” said State Senator Arthenia Joyner

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“Donald Trump kicked off his campaign by calling Hispanics criminals and rapists. He has refused to apologize after saying a federal judge could not do his job because of his heritage. Yet, between forming a deportation force to round up millions of immigrants and ending birthright citizenship, Trump’s policies might be even more harmful than his rhetoric. It’s time for Democrats, Republicans, and Independents to stand together and call out the prejudice and paranoia perpetuated by Donald Trump,” said Osceola County Commission Chair Viviana Janer

“Our proudest moments as a nation are highlighted by the firm position we take when faced with injustice and bigotry. Beginning my life in segregated schools in Gainesville to later establishing the Institute of Black Culture at the University of Florida, I am a witness to our progress. Regardless of political party or background, surely all Floridians can agree, a candidate whose rhetoric is nothing short of divisive and ignorant does not belong in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,” said Gainesville City Commissioner Charles Goston

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