GOP Representative Mia Love Blasts President During Concession Speech
"No real relationships, just convenient transactions," she said of Donald Trump.
After conceding to Democrat Ben McAdams, U.S. Representative Mia Love (R-Utah) used her speech to criticize not only President Donald Trump but also the Republican Party at large on Monday, according to HuffPost.
Love, the first Black Republican woman elected to Congress, first contested the President’s negative remarks directed toward her and then later praised Democrats’ ability to get people of color to the polls, something she said the Republican Party failed to do.
Trump’s apparent disdain for Love comes after he wasn’t invited to campaign for her in Utah.
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“Mia Love gave me no love,” Trump said in a spiteful statement reflective of many of his speeches. “And she lost…too bad. Sorry about that, Mia.”
Love responded by boldly ripping into Trump.
“This gave me a clear vision of his world as it is,” the 42-year-old began. “No real relationships, just convenient transactions. That is an insufficient way to implement sincere service and policy.”
In her concession speech, she added that his actions “shine a spotlight on the problem Washington politicians have with minorities and Black Americans.”
To this, she lauded Democrats for getting record numbers of underrepresented groups to vote, something Republicans did not.
This is not the first time Love has blasted Trump. Earlier this year, she said “this behavior is unacceptable from the leader of our nation,” referring to his labeling of Haiti, El Salvador and various African nations “s**thole countries.”
Love, who is also the first Haitian-American woman elected to Congress, claimed his words were “unkind, divisive, elitist and fly in the face of our nation’s values.”
“My parents came from one of those countries,” she said in a statement released after the 45th president’s racist sentiments. “The president must apologize to both the American people and the nations he so wantonly maligned.”
With Love’s concession, Democrats now have a net gain of 39 seats in the House.
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