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Tlaib: Trump's 'hate agenda' seeping into policymaking

Tlaib: Trump's 'hate agenda' seeping into policymaking
© Aaron Schwartz

Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibBiden and the new Congress must protect Americans from utility shutoffs Overnight Energy: EPA rule exempts many polluting industries from future air regulations | Ex-Michigan governor to be charged over Flint water crisis: report | Officials ousted from White House after papers casting doubt on climate science Ex-Michigan governor to be charged over Flint water crisis: report MORE (D-Mich.) said her constituents tell her President Trump's "hate agenda" is affecting their day-to-day lives.

"He continues to say things about American cities all across this country. ... Our president has a hate agenda. He doesn’t have a policy agenda," Tlaib said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" in response to Trump's recent attack on Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsHouse Democrats reintroduce bill to reduce lobbyist influence Trump voters and progressives have a lot in common — and Biden can unite them We must act on lowering cost of prescription drugs MORE (D-Md.) and his Baltimore district. 

"This hate agenda is now seeping into policymaking," Tlaib added. 

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She said the Trump administration's deregulation of the Environmental Protection Agency is hurting people who live in her Detroit-area district and that they blame it on the "crooked CEO in the White House." 

"We have a right to breathe clean air. There's something going on here," Tlaib said residents tell her. 

"He's incompetent. ... People are hurting more and more, from farmers to autoworkers to the mother trying to provide for their children," she said.

Tlaib, who was born in the U.S., was one of the four freshman congresswomen of color President Trump told to "go back" where they came from.