FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Emily Fitzmaurice, Massachusetts Democratic Party, 617-939-0800
MASSACHUSETTS DEMOCRATIC PARTY STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CONGRESSIONAL ADDRESS
BOSTON -- Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford released the following statement in response to President Trump’s address to Congress:
“Last night, President Trump proved he has no intention of standing up for our working families or the middle class. Once again, he was focused on stoking racism and fear, dismantling the programs Americans rely on, and going against the values and ideas our country was founded on.
“Instead of making investments and putting forth policy to build up the middle class, he’s pandering to corporate interests and stocking his cabinet full of billionaires.
“Instead of providing all Americans with access to the healthcare and services they rely on, he is pledging to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and rip lifesaving healthcare away from millions.
“Instead of defending our American values and Constitution, he’s installed white supremacist Steve Bannon in the White House and has established an agenda that plays on fear and Islamophobia, exploits immigrants, and undermines our American ideals of inclusion and diversity.
“The Democratic Party remains vigilant in our fight against this dangerous and un-American agenda. We will continue to stand up for our working families and all those being marginalized by the President.”