At a town hall meeting, Democratic Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (Calif.) told an 11-year-old girl that President Donald Trump is more dangerous than terrorists.
Congressman DeSaulnier, at the recently held town hall meeting, spent most of his time mollifying the liberal attendants by criticizing Trump and Republicans in general. However, it was his response to the final question of the night, by an 11-year-old girl, Eden, that had Republican supporters fuming.
Read by a member of the congressman’s staff, Eden’s question asked about the terrible things she’s often heard about Trump and the way she’s been looking at the world now.
“My name is Eden, and I’m 11 years old. My mom is worried about my future with President Trump,” the question read, according to a report by the East Bay Times. “On election night, my mom cried. Kids at my school are worrying about being deported. I’ve read and heard awful things about him. Should I be worried about my future? As a kid, what can I do about it?”
“From the mouths of babes,” DeSaulnier replied. “I think you should be concerned. This is dangerous stuff. I’ve said a few times: The most dangerous person in America isn’t a terrorist, it’s the person who’s president of the United States. So, Eden, you’ve got to read, you have to be thoughtful, and you have to be engaged.”
According to the East Bay Times report, DeSaulnier said “something similar happened” the previous night. DeSaulnier hinted at his own answer as being “a little out of body for me. I sort of responded to the way people were responding to me.”
DeSaulnier is a known critic of Trump. Last Wednesday, he took a jab at Trump for the deportation of a “dreamer.”
“DESPICABLE: A DREAMer, who has called the US home since age 9, was deported despite @POTUS’s promise our students shouldn’t worry,” wrote DeSaulnier on Twitter.