Rep. Chu Statement on Trump’s First 100 Days
Washington, D.C. – April 29, 2017 marks the 100th day of President Trump’s presidency, a marker used for every President since Franklin Roosevelt. Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement regarding the impact of President Trump’s first one hundred days:
“Trump’s first 100 days have been filled with hate, lies, division, and dysfunction. Over the past 100 days, we have seen President Trump take a series of risky actions that have undercut the safety and security of all Americans. His anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric has fueled a disturbing surge in hate violence targeting our communities, particularly those in the South Asian, Sikh, Muslim, Arab, and Middle Eastern communities. This surge in hate has been exacerbated by his Muslim travel ban, which continues to target communities of color, creating great fear and anxiety.
“Moreover, his draconian immigration enforcement actions are targeting millions of Americans – including DREAMers and DACA recipients – and separating families. President Trump’s desire to move America from a family-based immigration system to a merit-based system will not only tear families apart, but disproportionately impact AAPI communities. And his rhetoric around immigrants has been designed to create fear, even though studies have shown that immigrants are actually less violent.
“Furthermore, Trumpcare puts millions who gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act at risk of losing critical healthcare. Rather than address health disparities impacting minority communities, President Trump wants to make healthcare more expensive and force families to pay more for less.
“In other actions, he has attempted to weaken our commitment to fighting climate change, proposed tax cuts to favor the wealthiest few, and most recently signed an executive order to pave the way to hand public lands over to energy companies.
“In President Trump’s first 100 days, we have seen nothing but alarming incompetency and broken promises that undermine our values as a nation. But we have also seen incredible community responses and activity. In my town halls at home, I have heard and seen more constituents than usual looking to get involved in the political process. If there is a silver lining to the Trump presidency, it has been that his attempts to divide us are actually drawing many of us closer. We will stand united against Trump’s attacks on immigrants, women, the media, and any who dare to disagree with him for the next 100 days, and beyond.”