Democratic Rep. Karen Bass of California said that President Donald Trump will lie during his upcoming State of the Union address.
Bass told CNN that she had not decided whether to attend the State of the Union address:
If I don’t go, it is not as an act of protest. If I choose not to go, it is really because I don’t know whether or not I feel like subjecting myself to listen to the president lie, which I believe he will do.
I’m sure he will be insulting immigrants with the policy that he’s going to put forward. And I have no doubt that he will come after African Americans since he seems to take every opportunity to do that.
Bass also noted how Trump often attacks African-Americans:
Trump from the first day of his presidency has tried to roll back gains that the African-American population made in the civil rights movement, whether you’re talking about voting rights, mass incarceration, you can go down the list, trying to dismantle the civil rights division within the Department of Justice.
He doesn’t let a month go by without attacking African Americans. So I think he wants us to be grateful for the fact that our unemployment rate is down, even though it is still twice as high as the unemployment rate for white Americans.
(Source: CNN via YouTube)