Everybody And Their Mother Denounces Trump

hicktrumppresserCBS4 Denver reports from the Colorado Capitol today, where a long list of Democratic politicos from Gov. John Hickenlooper on down took to the podium to denounce GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s attacks on a sitting federal judge:

Hickenlooper, along with former Denver Mayor Federico Pena, former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Jean Dubofsky, former Denver City Council President Elbra Wedgeworth, state Senate Majority Leader Lucia Guzman and other Democratic leaders, gathered at the state Capitol on Wednesday morning.

They denounced Trump’s comments with Hickenlooper saying Colorado has nothing to do with “the racism that Donald Trump spews on a daily basis.” They also demanded that Trump apologize.

Trump has said that U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel could not preside fairly over a case involving Trump University because of his Mexican heritage.

The Denver Post’s Kirk Mitchell:

Hickenlooper said Trump’s comments about U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel was the most blatant example of racism of someone seeking high office in the U.S. that he has ever seen.

During a news conference of prominent Democrats held by the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, Hickenlooper pointed out the rarity of Trump’s statements by quoting Republican House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, who referred to his party’s presumptive presidential candidate’s remark as “the textbook definition of a racist comment.”

Today’s presser went off mostly without a hitch, except for one odd moment of interruption:

[Former Colorado Supreme Court Justice] Dubofsky’s comments were interrupted by an apparent hoax emergency call to the Capitol. She was drowned out by police and fire department sirens.

Sources described a chaotic scene on the south side of the Colorado Capitol during today’s anti-Trump press conference, after literally dozens of emergency vehicles converged with sirens blaring on what appears to have been a hoax. Such fake threats/warnings do happen from time to time at the Capitol, including at least once during this year’s legislative session requiring a full evacuation. The timing of today’s hoax, with the legislature out of session and nothing but this anti-Trump press conference to disrupt, is a bit suspect.

Either way, it’s very unlikely that this will be the last such press conference between now and November. As low as the discourse has fallen so far in this unprecedentedly ugly presidential race, there’s still plenty of room for worse.

As a bonus, check out today’s release after the jump from the Democratic Senate Campaign Fund highlighting social media posts from Democratic state senate candidates blasting Trump. We suspect those will go over better with voters than, say, a Trump endorsement.


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  1. chowder says:

    Laura Woods is so pro-Trump she may as well be the one that slathers his tanning cream on in the morning. I'm curious how the f senators in districts with any sort of latino populations expect to get a single latino vote if they support Trump.

  2. davebarnes says:

    Jesus Fucking Christ.

    "Former Denver Mayor Federico Pena"

    How many years does it take to learn how write Peña?

    • BlueCat says:

      Relax. Some of us can't figure out how to get those symbols typed in.

      • davebarnes says:

        To make a lowercase ñ in the Microsoft Windows operating system, hold down the Alt key and type the number 164 or 0241 on the numeric keypad (with Num Lock turned on). To make an uppercase Ñ, press Alt-165 or Alt-0209. Character Map in Windows identifies the letter as "Latin Small/Capital Letter N With Tilde".



        • BlueCat says:

          Like I'm going to remember that next time it comes up. But thanks.yes

          • Diogenesdemar says:

            Maybe if you try singing those instructions to the tune of Frère Jacques ??

            • Voyageur says:

              I just scan for a tilde n and paste it in

              Peña?  from the Barnes post above.   Yeah, holding down the alt key while solving Fermats last theorem is a little much for me.

              It's worth noting though that Peña in Spanish means "rock"

              "pena" mans "penalty."

              • Diogenesdemar says:

                I just hold down the letter keys on my iPhone until all those foreign language letter-options appear:  èéêëēėęÿūúùüûìįīíïîõōrøœóòöôàáâäæãåāłžźżçćčńñ₽¥€¢£₩§¿¡ . . . 

                . . . but, I do enjoy hearing people singing complicated prose to the tune of Frére Jacques!

                • The first time I think I've found it easier to type on my phone (Android with Hacker's Keyboard) than on my computer.

                  I wonder how much we use the repeat key function on our computers any more… Similar functionality (or use of the AltGr key that some layouts and operating systems use) would be welcome on my laptop and desktop systems.

  3. Jorgensen says:

    Kudos to Gov. Hickenlooper and all who joined him to denounce Donald Trump's hateful and biased comments against Judge  Gonzalo Curiel based on his ethnic heritage though an American born citizen. Trump's racist, ethnic tirade is a travesty. And now, I ask where were Republican state and local leaders to join our Governor in condemning the hatred and bigotry espoused by Trump who is just doing this to move the trial about his bogus Trump university scam to another judge. Reminds me of the game played by Tom Delay who pulled the same gotta switch judges game in Texas, but did not pull the ethnic card.



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