Donald J. Trump does not speak for the vast majority of Americans.
The president's hateful and racist words about immigrants and some countries they come from do not represent the views of most of us. It's no longer a party thing. It transcends the many political issues that divide us.
Our founding document, the Declaration of Independence disagrees with him in the very first sentence that clearly states one of our fundamental principles... "All men are created equal."
Men and women from Africa, Haiti, Mexico, Puerto Rico and any other places he has maligned over the past year are our friends and neighbors, our co-workers, our teachers, doctors and nurses, our NASA engineers and so much more. They prepare and serve us food in restaurants, hospitals and hotels. They help keep our cars, trains and planes running. They keep us safe with their service in the military, police and fire departments. They have been and continue to be part of what makes America great.
I would hope most Republicans are equally outraged and embarrassed by these horrible remarks. It is now time for all elected officials, regardless of party affiliation, to publicly condemn what the president has said and issue a joint statement to assure the rest of the world that those misguided comments do not represent what we as a nation honestly believe.
We must make our voices heard. He does not speak for us.