Last night in his 77-minute speech in Phoenix, Arizona, President Trump went completely off the rails in defending his abhorrent response to the violence in Charlottesville – while conveniently omitting his defense of white supremacists – and hinting at pardoning Joe Arpaio, a former sheriff found guilty of racially profiling Latinos.
At his CNN Town Hall last night, Speaker Ryan responded to President Trump’s blaming of ‘both sides’ for the Charlottesville violence with feeble equivocation:
Speaker Ryan: I think he made comments that were much more morally ambiguous, much more confusing…
Jake Tapper: …It wasn’t morally ambiguous. It was morally wrong.
Speaker Ryan, there is absolutely no moral ambiguity about President Trump’s comments, which ignore the abhorrent evil of white supremacism and shelter the forces of bigotry and discrimination. You need to stop enabling the president and call his behavior out for what it is: repulsive and unacceptable.
“There are so many things we’ve actually done in the House that people just don’t know about.” – Speaker Ryan on Trumpcare at his CNN Town Hall tonight
The truth is: Since taking control of the White House, House and Senate, Republicans have not lifted a finger to create jobs and grow wages. Instead, Republicans in Congress have only attempted to roll back policies and vital protections improving the lives of hard-working American families.
“We want a tax code built for growth, built for economic activity. We want a tax code that raises wages.” – Speaker Ryan on Trumpcare at his CNN Town Hall tonight
However, the Republican tax reform proposals that have been put forward by Speaker Ryan are yet another attempt to give tax cuts to the wealthiest few on the backs of hard-working American families. Here’s what the GOP plan would do:
“The House has passed its bill… The House did its job.” – Speaker Ryan on Trumpcare at his CNN Town Hall tonight
Speaker Ryan, remember when the House-passed Trumpcare bill was so bad that seniors, children, patient advocacy, disability, and other groups across the country spoke out against it?
225: Days since the start of this Republican Congress as of August 15, 2017
What does President Trump have to show for the first 200 days of his presidency? Not much. He has spent 64 days visiting Trump properties, tweeted 1182 times since his inauguration and acquired more White House Chiefs of Staff, Communications Directors and FBI Directors (2 each) than major legislative accomplishments (ZERO) – even with the first GOP-controlled White House and Congress in a decade. No wonder he’s ‘achieved’ the lowest approval rating at the six-month mark of any president in 70 years (38%).
Today marks 200 days of the Trump presidency. Here’s a look back at this Fiction vs. Reality Administration:
This morning, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Chris Wallace on Fox News’ Fox News Sunday to discuss Democrats’ willingness to work with Republicans to improve and update the Affordable Care Act by lowering costs, improving quality and expanding coverage while stabilizing the marketplaces.
This week, Democrats launched ‘A Better Deal’ a bold economic agenda to create good jobs, lower the cost of living and build an economy that gives every American the tools to succeed in the 21st Century. House Democrats stand unified in their policy proposals to create 10 million good-paying, full-time jobs over the next five years, aggressively lower prescription drug costs and put economic power back into the hands of America’s families by cracking down on corporate monopolies and mergers.