Del. Price's Full Comments from Williamsburg
Full comments as prepared:
Delegate Marcia Price - Williamsburg, VA
September 20, 2016
Last week, Donald Trump showed us again that he is unfit to serve as President of the United States. As Sen. Locke alluded to, the Republican Presidential Nominee has been playing dangerous games, but we are not fooled.
Trump and his new fancy advisers seem to think that by stating fact - that President Obama is an American - the issue is now done, but that is NOT TRUE. This is not just about political strategy but about the larger issue of character and track records of the candidates. For starters, Trump has refused to apologize or take accountability for his years of divisive rhetoric, peddling a bigoted attack against our country’s first black president. Instead, he stood up and told more lies about the origins of this hateful conspiracy theory and his role in perpetuating it.
What’s worse is that in absence of that apology, he and Mr. Pence continue to push for policies and politics that are steeped in the same racist, sexist, and xenophobic philosophies that he has embraced, dating back to his early career. Yes, President Obama is an American. And yes, Mr. Trump’s stances on the issues that affect us all have not changed. His push for trickle-down economics and his stance against a living wage help the top 1% and hurt American workers, solidifying the disparities in pay and weaken our families. His stances on racial profiling, religious profiling, voting rights, and immigration are still harmful to the progress we have made as a nation over generations of blood, sweat, and tears.
Nothing has changed and we are not fooled by his 180 on his birther conspiracy theory. We also are not fooled by his continued disregard for minorities and women.
What do we have to lose? Well at the top of the list are our physical safety, justice, freedom, and equality. Life and death decisions are in the balance and we cannot afford these games and attacks.
Words have consequences and any one running for President of the United States should know that. In a time where America is more divided than ever, we need a leader who will bring us together, not tear us apart. We CANNOT afford a leader who incites violence, pushes dangerous policies, pits people against each other, and spreads bigoted lines of attack because people of color pay the the most expensive cost when that is our status quo.
Hillary Clinton stands on a platform and policies that show we are STRONGER TOGETHER. Donald Trump has shown time again that he is temperamentally unfit, morally bankrupt, and unqualified to serve as president of the United States. We as a nation are better than hate, and we deserve better than what the Trump-Pence ticket is proliferating.====