Dem Rep Raskin: ‘There Is an Erratic and Deranged Quality’ to the Things Trump Says, Does

Friday on MSNBC’s “All In,” Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) said he boycotted the inauguration of President Donald Trump because there was “an erratic and deranged quality to the things he says and does.”

Raskin said, “Donald Trump’s oath of office means nothing. He has nothing but disdain for the rule of law and the Constitution. He refuses to divest himself of his corporate concerns all over the world that are doing business with foreign governments. Continuing to collect millions of dollars, presumably, from the Trump hotel which is renting out space every single night this weekend and through the weeks to foreign governments and foreign embassies. He’s on a collision course with the Emoluments clause and the whole governmental administration looks like a money-making operation to me despite the fact he said he’s going to put America first. He’s putting the Trump family first.”

He added, “All I know is when I watch that speech, which was the meanest, most low-down insulting inaugural address in American history, I mean deeply divisive and offensive to the Obamas, I felt completely vindicated by it and nobody gave me a hard time afterwards. Most of my constituents were happy I wasn’t going. I was hearing from right wingers all over the country. After the speech nobody was complaining anymore. People understood. These are abnormal times. In normal times people go to each others’ inauguration regardless of political party. The problems with Donald Trump go way beyond partisanship. The man he acts as though he’s completely oblivious to the Constitution, to the rule of law and he, and there is an erratic and deranged quality to the things he says and does. This is a very scary moment for the American republic.”

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