Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump is “the most dangerous president in American history” and vowed that the resistance movement will only get more vociferous in a speech to a left-wing Latino advocacy group before Trump’s State of the Union address.
Addressing the left-wing Latino Victory Fund, the group that smeared supporters of Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie as racists in an infamous commercial last year, Perez said Trump “has put fear on the ballot” and “seeks to divide.” He added that “bringing people together is not in his DNA.” Perez said that “if you haven’t been mocked yet, you soon will be” because Trump “can’t leave anyone alone.”
“We couldn’t more further away from the spirit of FDR,” he said, adding that he missed former President Barack Obama dearly.
Perez also blasted Trump for his immigration proposal, saying it is nothing more than a “ransom note” and adding that what “makes America even greater” is when “Dreamers become citizens.”
He also said the resistance “is not abating because there is an understanding” that “our democracy is on fire and we must put out that fire.”
Even with the juiced up resistance movement, though, Perez has had trouble raising money for the DNC–the DNC under Perez reportedly had its worst October in 15 years–and the CEO of the DNC left the organization on Monday after spending just less than a year on the job.