Things are really not going well for Donald Trump. His trade war has started costing American jobs, and his treatment of immigrant families is causing some Republicans to flee the GOP. Two Republican San Jose council members announced yesterday that they’re leaving the GOP because of Trump’s nationalistic policies.
In a press conference Monday, Council members Dev Davis and Johnny Khamis said they were leaving the party because of Trump’s unethical treatment of immigrants. Davis said she first became disillusioned with the GOP after Trump blamed both sides for the violence at the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., and it got worse after Republican leaders refused to speak out against Trump’s repeal of DACA.
‘When Trump began separating asylum seekers from their children at the border, I could no longer wait for national Republican leaders to speak up. I could not bear to see or even think about the unnecessary and traumatizing separation of children from their parents.’
But she didn’t stop there. She went on to say that the Republican party really doesn’t exist any longer.
‘The Republican Party I joined stood for freedom over tyranny, fiscal responsibility, free trade, national security — but most importantly, the Republican Party I joined recognized the importance of families. I still hold those values, but the Republican Party no longer does.’
Khamis, whose family came to America after fleeing war in Lebanon, had this to say,
‘I cannot imagine being separated from my mom and dad after losing our home in a war and entering a strange country. I am not leaving the party, I feel that the party has left me.’
It’s sad to think that an immigrant would ever have been a Republican in the first place, but at least he finally came to his senses. Davis and Khamis, although they left a little slowly, finally realized that the Republican party of today no longer cares about normal, everyday people.
The Republican party is just a tool that rich people own and use to further enrich themselves, without giving a second thought about middle and lower class people.
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