Ingraham on Dems' Boycott of SOTU: They're 'Petrified' of Trump Delivering for Minorities
Laura Ingraham had a strong message for the growing number of Democratic lawmakers who will boycott President Trump's State of the Union address, calling them "racial monopolists."
Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) on Monday cited the president’s “recent racist and incendiary remarks about Haiti and African nations” as the reason why she wouldn’t be attending the January 30 speech.
And Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) said in a Twitter video that she is skipping the State of the Union because she doesn't want to support a president who is "fueling the flames of divisiveness across our country."
ANNOUNCEMENT: With all the racism coming from the White House, I will NOT be attending @realDonaldTrump's State of the Union.
Instead, we'll focus on the State of OUR Union, our opposition to his agenda, and we will lift up a progressive and inclusive vision of our country. pic.twitter.com/dcAWMIkZZV
— Pramila Jayapal (@PramilaJayapal) January 15, 2018
Wilson and Jayapal join Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.) Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) in boycotting the event.
Waters on Friday called Trump a "racist," an "embarrassment for this country" and "the most despicable human being that could possibly ever walk the earth."
"The Democrats cannot afford President Trump to be successful, particularly among African-Americans," Ingraham said in her "Angle" monologue Monday night, pointing out that the African-American unemployment rate dropped to an all-time low of 6.8 percent in December 2017, and both weekly earnings and home ownership for African-Americans were up in 2017.
She said Democratic lawmakers should attend the address to thank the president "for all he's doing to better the lives of African-Americans."
Ingraham said if congressional Democrats, Hollywood celebrities and professional athletes really wanted to help struggling minorities, they would work with the president, not against him.
"Given the success of Trump's policies for black America and the left's tragic record, they've decided to demonize the president as a racist. It's all they have," Ingraham said.
"They are petrified of a Republican president who actually delivers tangible economic results for black and Hispanic Americans."
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