Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez issued a bleak message for the Fourth of July, portraying the United States as a deeply troubled nation, and suggesting that President Donald Trump’s policies are to blame.
“As we celebrate our nation’s independence, we recognize that America’s founding promise remains out of reach for too many families. Too many members of our society are still struggling to find a good-paying job or get the health care they need. Too many women, LGBTQ Americans, people of color, and people with disabilities still face inequality and injustice across our society,” the statement read.
“Everywhere we look, our most fundamental values are under attack. Thousands of children have been separated from their parents at our southern border,” he added. Perez also attacked the Supreme Court: “At our highest court, workers’ rights are being taken away, voting rights are under assault, Muslim Americans are being discriminated against because of their faith, and women’s right to choose is under threat like never before.”
Perez concluded: “Democrats reaffirm our commitment to fighting for the values of inclusion and opportunity for everyone.”
Perez is notorious for using profanity when attacking the Trump administration and the Republican Party. Last July, for example, he declared that Republicans “don’t give a shit about the people.”
President Donald Trump took a different view:
Happy Fourth of July….Our Country is doing GREAT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 4, 2018
The majority of Americans agree with the president, and disagree with the Democrats, according to a new Gallup poll that found 55% of U.S. adults believe the country’s best days are ahead — up from 47% in 2012.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.