The following event (press release from the Clinton campaign) took place earlier today in Purcellville. As the sign says, Donald Trump’s repeated, disgusting, demeaning, degrading comments against women, Muslim-Americans, Latino-Americans, etc, etc. amount to the “Textbook Definition of Racism.” Trump not only needs to be defeated on November 8, he needs to be beaten by a big margin, in order to send a clear message that this behavior and these attitudes are not acceptable in our great nation.
UPDATE: Video now added. Bennett notes, correctly, that Trump has “called women pigs…routinely judges women based on appearance…has suggested that women who get abortions should be punished…calls pregnancy an inconvenience to employers.” Bennett adds that Trump’s campaign manager has published an article headlined “birth control makes women unattractive and crazy.” She points out, again correctly, that Mike Pence “voted to defund Planned Parenthood” while in Congress and as governor of Indiana he “led the fight to pass an anti-abortion law which contained some of the most stringent restrictions on the medical procedure in the country.” Bennett argues that Trump’s “hateful, offensive and sexist rhetoric towards women does not belong anywhere near the White House and is not what we want our children to hear.” “We need a champion for women’s health in the White House, and that champion will be Hillary Clinton.”
Congressional candidate LuAnn Bennett, former Arlington County Board member Walter Tejada and community leader Monte Johnson will hold a press conference to reject the Trump-Pence campaign’s embrace of extremism, mainstreaming of hate and the disturbing “alt-right” political philosophy driving their campaign. Ahead of Pence’s visit to Purcellville, and following Hillary Clinton’s speech Thursday outlining the dangers of Trump’s embrace of dangerous fringe elements of our country, these local leaders will join supporters to condemn Trump’s divisive rhetoric and dystopian view of women and minority communities in America and call on Pence to answer for his campaign’s embrace of hate.
While Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine believe in an inclusive America that is stronger together, Trump has repeatedly disrespected and insulted women and communities of color, and Pence personally led the fight to defund Planned Parenthood while serving in Congress and, as governor, fought to pass Indiana’s 2016 anti-abortion law, which contained some of the most stringent restrictions in the country.