Congressman Steve Cohen’s Statement on President Trump’s Disgraceful Comments

January 12, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) issued the following statement on President Trump’s reported comments at a meeting on immigration:

“Donald Trump should apologize to the countries he sullied with his disgraceful comments,” said Congressman Cohen. “It is the President’s job to act on behalf of our nation’s best interests, and as President he must apologize.

“It’s time for the President to forget the Roy Cohn mantra of ‘never apologize, never admit wrongdoing’. It isn’t relevant in 2018, especially to the President of the United States who must act as a diplomat and must deal with the nations of the world, whose support America needs in many arenas – from cooperation on global security and energy and climate goals, to votes in the United Nations.

“As I said on December 31 on MSNBC, Donald Trump is the most despicable human being to ever reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Unfortunately he gives more evidence of this every day. His most recent comment categorizing some nations as “s--- hole” countries is another shameful embarrassment in a long litany of disgraceful moments as President, which includes his categorizing of some neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klansmen at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia as ‘very fine people.”