Several Democratic members of Congress are planning to boycott President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address this week, citing his hateful rhetoric.
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson has joined a chorus of Democrats on the Capitol Hill who have said they would boycott Trump’s address before the united session of Congress.
“To go, would be to honor the president and I don’t think he deserves to be honored at this time after being so hateful towards black people and then black countries, Haiti and the whole continent of Africa,” Rep. Wilson, a Democrat from Florida, told CNN on Monday.
“It hurts, and he has brought the White House to the lowest and I don’t think he needs to be honored with my presence.”
Wilson was referring to Trump’s recent racist remarks about Haiti and African nations.
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