One of those individuals in the unwavering Bernie Sanders who believes in addition overlooking several key issues in his speech, he used the widows of officers killed by immigrants as a pawn.
“The murder of anyone is a tragedy, and our hearts go out to all families who lose a loved one to violence,” Sanders said on Facebook in regards to widows Jessica Davis and Susan Oliver being invited to the joint address.
“But let’s be clear about what Donald Trump is doing tonight in inviting family members who saw a loved one murdered by an undocumented immigrant. He is stirring up fear and hatred against immigrants and trying to divide our nation. That is his political strategy and we must not allow him to get away with it. Why didn’t Trump invite the family of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, the immigrant from India, who was recently shot down in cold blood by a white, native born American? Didn’t his life count?”
In another Facebook post, Sanders doubles down on what he believes was a sorry address to the public.
“I did not hear President Trump say one word, not one word, about the need to combat climate change, the greatest environmental threat facing our planet,” Sanders said.
Rep. Maxine Waters shares Sanders sentiments as well. “One scripted speech changes nothing,” she said on Twitter.
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While it’s a shame his kumbaya speech didn’t impress everyone, we have a feeling President Trump has far more pressing matters at the forefront of his mind today.