DNC Chair Is Not Backing Down from Trump Remarks

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Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who is a candidate to run the Democratic National Committee, speaks during the general session of the DNC winter meeting in Atlanta, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)
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Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez is not backing down from controversial comments he made last week that President Donald Trump and Republicans “don’t give a s*** about people.”

Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Tuesday, Perez said he has no regrets about the remark that has drawn fire from the Republican National Committee and conservative critics. “I don’t,” Perez said. “What I have regrets about are all the people who are scared to death as a result of the first 60 days of chaos and carnage in this administration. That the children who got dropped off at school and literally saw their father, you know, half a block away getting arrested by ICE. You know, the person with the disability who relies on Meals on Wheels so that they can stay in their home. The 24 million people who are relying on health care.”

Perez called Trump’s budget and health care plan “heartless,” saying each would hurt millions of Americans. “So you know I’ve got a lot of passion,” added Perez, who was elected to lead the Democratic Party in late February.

 

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