Rep. Rashida Tlaib Says Trump Has A ‘Hate Agenda’

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 09: U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) leaves after a caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol January 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. House Democrats gathered to discuss the Democratic agenda as the parti... WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 09: U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) leaves after a caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol January 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. House Democrats gathered to discuss the Democratic agenda as the partial government shutdown enters day 19. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) said on Sunday that President Donald Trump doesn’t have any real solutions to the issues, just a “hate agenda.”

During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” reporter Jake Tapper asked Tlaib for her response to Trump trashing Baltimore as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” to attack Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD).

“Look, our president has a hate agenda,” the Democratic congresswoman said. “He doesn’t have a policy agenda and that is what he falls down on.”

“This hate agenda-we’re not gonna get played here, especially not in the 13th congressional district,” Tlaib said later on. “We could see it from far away that he’s incompetent that he hasn’t been able to follow through on the promises he made.”

Tlaib herself and three other of her progressive colleagues were the targets of Trump’s racist attacks several weeks ago.

Watch her speak below:

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  1. Maybe.

    But I don’t think tRUMP has any agenda at all, how could he implement an agenda when he has a shorter attention span than a gnat?

  2. Nice. Because it’s not just about racism, it’s about incompetence and corruption.

  3. Well, let’s say he has a set of go-to topics and screeds which he knows–via the incessant rallies, which provide him on-the-spot market research and audience feedback–will work with his rabid base. I’ve said before that I think some observers underestimate how much his rhetoric and performance personality at the rallies was shaped, not by his Apprentice stints, but by his pro wrestling experience. Similar rhetoric, tone, rhythmic emphasis. A friend wrote an essay about WWE’s aural experience which he titled “Soundscapes of Rage.” I think he’s spot-on.

  4. My wish is that Trump’s proctologist is a frustrated trombonist.

  5. Avatar for pshah pshah says:

    “Hate agenda”, “crooked CEO in the White House”, just two revealing quotes from Tlaib in the posted interview. Obviously, the gloves are off -Trump’s opposition is not backing down - and I’m not sure Trump anticipated the backlash his incendiary declarations have generated. But this is his “strategy” apparently and he’s too stubborn to back off the ledge, so further down we go…

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