Rep. Susan Davis: American People Need a Leader that Sees the Best Potential in All Americans

Feb 28, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) released the following statement on President Trump’s speech before a joint session of Congress.

“What we heard tonight was not the inspiring call to action that is needed. The president’s attempt at unifying the nation fell flat. The divisive rhetoric he has used over the past years is not going to be healed by a few words in a speech.

“In his first 40 days as president, the only job creation we have seen is plum cabinet posts for billionaires. He has signed executive orders that terrify the immigrant and LGBT communities, threatened our environment, and took away consumer protections that could mitigate Wall Street greed. He continues to jeopardize health care for millions of Americans with calls for repeal of the health care law.

“America has always thrived when being led by an inspiring leader who promotes the values that define who we are as a nation. America’s success has always come from having leaders who see the best potential in all Americans to achieve their dreams. Sadly, President Trump did not rise to the occasion.”