Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address this week, pushing a cruel agenda and hiding behind trappings of normalcy during anything-but-normal times in our country.
In the February 2 episode of “The Progressive Happy Hour,” hosts Christin “Cici” Battle and Drew Courtney sat down with Working Families Party Senior Adviser Valerie Ervin to unpack Trump’s speech and talk about where we go from here.
“It was long, it was repetitive, it was scary, and it was quintessential Donald Trump,” Valerie said. “Here’s a man who has been tearing up immigrant families and trying to stomp all over the Dreamers. And then he makes this comment that all Americans are dreamers—and then the head of the Ku Klux Klan tweets out, ‘Yes, we are all dreamers.’ I almost threw up. It was so disgusting and difficult to watch.”
In fighting back against Trump’s extreme agenda, Valerie emphasized the importance of sustained resistance as well as the long-term push to get big money out of politics and create a more representative government.
Also in this episode, Cici and Drew talk about some of their favorite moments from the Grammys.