Democratic New York Rep. Adriano Espaillat said on Thursday that America is “traumatized as a nation” by Donald Trump’s presidency.
Espaillat, appearing on CNN’s “Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer,” said, “Well if [Trump] wants to fan the flames of racism, as it has been done throughout the history of our nation, he can do that. But he will have a sad ending. And America deserves better than this–we are traumatized as a nation about this president and how he behaves.” (RELATED: MSNBC Guest: Trump’s Response To Puerto Rico ‘Very Racist In Nature’ [VIDEO])
The congressman also said, “He’s certainly not behaving presidential. And attacking people based on their race, where they come from, their gender, is just unacceptable. And I think the White House is facing a moral free fall. I believe they don’t know what to do with it, and the people around them may be in shock themselves.” (RELATED: California NAACP Wants To Remove ‘Racist’ Star-Spangled Banner)