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Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:07 PM

Republicans in immigrant-rich Fla. scramble in wake of Trump's remarks

By Sean Sullivan and Lori Rozsa January 12 at 8:12 PM

West Palm Beach, Fla. — President Trump’s vulgar comments disparaging Haiti, El Salvador and African countries reverberated across the country Friday — including in one immigrant-rich state central to the GOP’s political fortunes where the party was already facing head winds: Florida.

Trump’s reference to “shithole countries” in an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers Thursday sent Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a close ally the president is courting to run for the U.S. Senate, scrambling to distance himself from the controversy. Republican lawmakers issued strongly worded statements condemning what the leader of their party said. And GOP strategists and activists worried about the fallout in a battleground that is home to one of the country’s largest populations of Latin Americans.

Trump’s presidential victory hinged heavily on his surprise win in Florida, which Republicans are trying to build on in this year’s midterm elections. But the drag of Trump’s polarizing actions and words can be felt acutely in some quarters of this state, where marquee elections for a Senate seat and the governorship will play out this year, and which is expected to be as pivotal in the 2020 presidential contest as it was in 2016.

“It’s not helping,” Michael Barnett, vice chairman of the Florida Republican Party, said of Trump’s remarks. Barnett, an African American attorney in Palm Beach County who is close to the Haitian community there, added, “As far as making our job harder, we’ve been through a lot already with him.”

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DonViejo Jan 2018 OP
sfwriter Jan 2018 #1
RKP5637 Jan 2018 #2
lark Jan 2018 #4
duforsure Jan 2018 #3
Wounded Bear Jan 2018 #5
Fred Sanders Jan 2018 #6

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:09 PM

1. Trumps values are Republican values, not American ones. n/t

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Response to sfwriter (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:16 PM

2. Yep! Trump represents the face of the GOP. He says what they think. n/t

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Response to sfwriter (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:45 PM

4. Trump is a variant of that, a Russian Repug.

Those are the very worst, total traitors for the fascist oligarchy and against all American workers, the poor, people of color and women.
These are the worst of the very worst people in the entire world.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:18 PM

3. Why would any immigrant

Or anyone with family who came from another country , especially in Florida , vote for any Republican, especially Trump. Or in Florida why would any retiree vote for a Republican , or Trump when they're working to screw up all health care, and Medicaid , Medicare, and destroy Social Security. They aren't for anyone but themselves and trump. Trump hates everyone not like himself. First its immigrants, race, sexual orientation, religions, ideology, economic status, and on and on he'll turn on many, many more. He's just starting.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:47 PM

5. How many thousand recent Puerto Rican "immigrants" in Florida?

And all they need to do is register to vote, much like any of us would need to do if we moved to a new state.

Yeah, I'd say the GOP in Florida might be in for some problems, at least I hope so.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:40 PM

6. You are with the racist AND his lying or you are against it. Woeful choice for demoralized R's.

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