Indian-American lawmakers slam Trump’s address to US Congress


Indian-American lawmakers today criticised US President Donald Trump’s maiden address to Congress, saying it lacked specificity and offered only unrealistic plans on issues like immigration and Obamacare. Claiming that Trump’s “rhetoric did not match reality”, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal alleged that he uses “repeated falsehoods” about immigrants to justify the logic behind his “inhumane and barbaric” executive orders. “Tonight, the President’s rhetoric did not match reality. He said things that sounded good, but they were the opposite of his actions and rhetoric of the past,” Jayapal said after Trump’s address to Congress. Jayapal along with three other Indian-American lawmakers from the…

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