Dem lawmaker to boycott Trump's SOTU after 's---hole' comment

Dem lawmaker to boycott Trump's SOTU after 's---hole' comment

Rep. Frederica WilsonFrederica Patricia WilsonDem behind impeachment push to boycott State of the Union Democrats seek to take on Trump at State of the Union Booker reaches out to lawmakers to seek support for 2020 bid MORE (D-Fla.) said she is boycotting President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE’s State of the Union over his comments calling Haiti, El Salvador and African nations “shithole” countries.

"For the first time since I began serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, I will not be attending the president's State of the Union address," Wilson said in a statement reported by the Tampa Bay Times.

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"I have no doubt that instead of delivering a message of inclusivity and an agenda that benefits all Americans, President Trump's address will be full of innuendo, empty promises, and lies.”

Wilson slammed Trump’s first year in office as “disappointing and destructive,” saying he “has demeaned the presidency at every opportunity and cast doubt on our nation's standing as a global leader.”

“The United States' reputation is smoldering in the ashes of his recent racist and incendiary remarks about Haiti and African nations. Many of his proposed domestic policies are harmful to people of color, low-income communities, and the middle class,” she continued.

“It would be an embarrassment to be seen with him at a forum that under any other president would be an honor to attend."

Wilson will be the fourth Democratic lawmaker to boycott the speech.

Last year, she was attacked by the Trump administration after revealing the details of a call between Trump and the widow of a fallen soldier.

Chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE claimed that Wilson had taken credit for securing the funding for an FBI building, but video later disproved his claim.