Statement on President Trump's Remarks

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 6:27pm
We are disappointed and offended by what President Trump said about his fellow Americans— U.S. Congressional Representatives, no less. Every American has an origin story, and our nation has always served as a crucible that treats our differences as strengths and allows us each to equally call America home. Make no mistake: the President's remarks were racist and have no place in our discourse. All politicians, Republican or Democrat, left or right, progressive or conservative, must work to heal the divisions that strain America today. Through their rhetoric, both sides can do great damage to the American idea of “E Pluribus Unum”: from many, one. We must reject all ideologies and statements that reject this quintessentially American idea of pluralism. We must stand against racism in all its forms, including anti-Semitism, and stand together as one nation.