18th July 2016
Hartford, Ct. – Tonight Connecticut’s GOP delegates – including Republican lawmakers Themis Klarides, Art Linares, and John Frey – gather in Cleveland to support the hateful, divisive campaign of Donald Trump. Tonight’s theme is “make America safe again,” but the truth is that a Trump presidency would do just the opposite. Connecticut Democratic Party Chairman Nick Balletto released the following statement.
“Donald Trump is the most dangerous person ever to seek the presidency,” said Balletto. “He is not only the least prepared major party nominee of our lifetimes, but also erratic and temperamentally unfit to serve as commander-in-chief. He has praised the tactics of brutal dictators like Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong Un, and Vladimir Putin while alienating allies including the German chancellor, the Mexican president, and even the Pope.
“Not only are many of Trump’s reckless plans illegal, but they would hurt American efforts to defeat ISIS. He wants to ban Muslims from entering our country, intentionally target and kill the innocent family members of terrorist fighters, and allow ISIS to take over Syria as a ‘free zone.’
“Tonight’s convention theme – ‘make America safe again’ – is ironic because Donald Trump would make this country far less safe. Trump is a thin-skinned loose cannon who takes his cues from dictators, and we simply cannot allow him to get his hands on the nuclear codes.
“I’m disappointed in Themis Klarides, Art Linares, and John Frey, who made the choice to stand with Donald Trump and his radical Republican agenda in Cleveland and put party before country to support a dangerous demagogue who is temperamentally unfit to be president.”