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Rep. Fudge reads letter from reverend calling Trump a 'con man' and supporters ‘racist’ and 'dumb'

Posted: 10:30 AM, Jun 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-12 14:36:53Z
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CLEVELAND — On Tuesday, Cleveland-area native Rep. Marcia Fudge, a Democrat, read a letter sent to her by Rev. Ronald S. Williams, a senior pastor and chief executive of Mount Zion Fellowship in Highland Hills, to the House during the body’s “morning hour." The letter calls Trump supporters racist and says the president is a con man. The GOP has criticized her actions.

The letter starts: “A mobster? A con man? A gangster in the White House? I think so," Fudge read.

She continued to read the letter, which maligned Trump’s behavior and the beliefs of his followers.

“It is glaringly apparent that many who support the president’s administration are either racists, steeped in religious beliefs, ignorant, or as my mother used to say, just plain dumb," Fudge read. “I believe the crooked ascension of Trump to the Oval Office is a gauge that measures the declining patriotic and moral values of the many citizens of America.”

Fudge supports impeachment.

Read more on her speech from the Washington Post here.