“The ideology of Spencer and his supporters directly attacks the mere existence of so many who call our state home—black, Hispanic, Jewish, LGBT — when any group of Americans is under attack, it is incumbent upon us all to treat it as an attack against every American.
Richard Spencer came to the University of Florida hoping to spread his white nationalist ideas, but his speech was instead quickly drowned out by a hailstorm of chants, shouting and mockery by students at the event.
“Before Medicare, one-half of the seniors in this country didn’t have health insurance. Medicare changed that. And now, Republicans are pushing a budget plan that cuts $473 billion from Medicare?
“I stand by my comments that the president told Myeshia that her husband ‘knew what he signed up fo’” and that his death ‘hurts anyway.’ These were highly inappropriate comments to a grieving widow, 24 years old and six months pregnant. The president can refute my account, but family members who were in the car support it.”
“The students are scared, especially our students who are from minority communities,” said Dr. Vincent Adejumo, a lecturer in African-American studies. “Many of them have already left town. Parents have great concern. “It’s basically a powder keg right now.”
Trump told his widow, who was in a car heading to the airport with her family and U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami Gardens, that “he knew what he signed up for … but when it happens it hurts anyway,” according to Wilson, who heard the call on speakerphone in the car.
Republican former U.S. Rep. David Jolly doubled down Tuesday evening on his expressed wish that Democrats win the 2018 mid-term elections as a check on President Donald Trump, saying he hoped that so that “we may be safer as a nation.”
In September, 64 percent approved of Trump’s hurricane response after Harvey and Irma hit the U.S. mainland. But now just 44 percent approve, after a third storm, Hurricane Maria, ravaged the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico.
“If they will register to vote, which I’m certainly going to encourage, because I can tell you among the Puerto Rican community in the greater Orlando area, they have been very embracing of my public service”
These politicians want you to believe they view the Constitution, and its amendments, as sacred documents, not to be tampered with by a president. But what about the First Amendment?