Congresswoman Frederica Wilson on President Donald Trump’s Denial of Racist Comments

Author:  Joyce Jones
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s denial that he called Haiti, El Salvador and African nations shitholes:

Frederica S Wilson“Not only has Donald Trump revealed himself to be an insensitive, bigoted racist to people and countries of color, today he reminded us that he will lie to the American public to save face. I am a former school principal who continues to be immersed in the lives of children and am at a loss about how to explain to them how a president of the United States can be so cruel and callous toward black and brown people. I am embarrassed and outraged on behalf of my Haitian, Salvadoran and African constituents who are stunned and disturbed by the racist in the White House.

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson is a fourth-term Congresswoman from Florida representing parts of Northern Miami-Dade and Southeast Broward counties. A former state legislator and school principal, she is the founder of the 5000 Role Models for Excellence Project, a mentoring program for young males at risk of dropping out of school. Congresswoman Wilson also founded and chairs the Florida Ports Caucus, a bipartisan taskforce that coordinates federal action in support of Florida’s harbors and waterways. The Florida lawmaker sits on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Education and the Workforce Committee.