Foster's Statement on Trump's First Two Months in Office
Naperville, IL – Today, the campaign of Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued a statement on his assessment of the Trump Administration two months after the President took office: “After last year’s election results, we knew things would be very different with Republicans controlling all levers of power in Washington. I didn’t expect how quickly President Trump and the Republican Congress would seek to destroy funding for research and education, take away health coverage from tens of millions of Americans, and generally impose their dark vision on America. Republicans are also seeking once again to defund Planned Parenthood and to take away a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions. They also want to completely end vital protections for our communities and our environment.
“The fact of the matter is, while on the campaign trail, then-Candidate Trump told us exactly what his plans were. Many of us hoped that if elected, he would strike a more reasonable tone and would prioritize the safety and well-being of this country. These last two months have shown us that he will stop at nothing to make good on many of his unconstitutional promises to impose religious tests on immigrants while proposing draconian cuts to federal programs that benefit those who need them most. Whether it’s his intolerant and dangerous executive orders, or his complete unwillingness to free his office from personal conflicts of interest, President Trump’s policies will make this country far worse than anyone ever imagined.
“I sought this office to solve the problems facing this country with a thoughtful approach. While I will look for areas of compromise where possible, I will fight tooth and nail, both in Washington and in the Illinois 11th District, to ensure that we are able to stop President Trump from irreparably damaging this great country.”