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"Mr. President, this is not a white constitution." Wisconsin elected officials react to Trump's statements

Posted August 17

— "Mr. President, this is not a white constitution." Wisconsin elected officials react to Trump's statements

By: Jacquelyn Abad Facebook | Twitter

Posted: Aug 16, 2017 5:10 PM CDT

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President Trump is facing bi-partisan criticism after he appeared sympathetic toward the white nationalist groups that clashed with white demonstrators during rally in Virginia.

Leaders in Wisconsin are also speaking out.

"Mr President, it is a not a white constitution. We are not a white United States.We are one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all," said Mayor Tom Barrett.

The Mayor said this is not a time for leaders to stay silent.

"This is a time you have to put partisanship aside and talk about what's right," said Barrett.

Leaders on both sides of the aisles are speaking out against latest statements including Governor Walker.

'It's not a Republican or Democrat issue, denouncing hate should be universal. It shouldn't be a partisan issue," said Walker.

For one elected official, Trump's statements have gone too far. Congresswoman Gwen Moore released this statement calling on Republicans stating in part:

"My Republican friends, I implore you to work with us within our capacity as elected officials to remove this man as our commander-in-chief and help us move forward from this dark period in our nation's history."

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