March 18, 2020

Response to Trump's Coronavirus Rhetoric

LACDP Chair Mark J Gonzalez responds to Donald Trump's hateful rhetoric during this Coronavirus Crisis

Nation's largest county Democratic Party responds to the president's hateful and divisive rhetoric 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA --  In response to Donald Trump's hateful and targeted rhetoric in this time of global crisis, Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark J. Gonzalez released the following statement: 

“The world and our country is going through an existential crisis that is testing the very fabric of our democracy. As the leader of the free world, the President of the United States should be leading by example. Since the moment he announced his candidacy, Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric about minorities and global partners  continues to be divisive and unbecoming. Using an ethnic-specific term like “Chinese Virus” to refer to COVID-19 or Coronavirus is just that - hateful - and has no place in ensuring the safety and security of our nation during this challenging time. I’m proud of the work Governor Newsom, our state legislature, Mayor Garcetti and our elected officials at City Hall and here in LA County have done over the past few weeks to make sure that our communities will be able to get through this and back to our daily lives.”