Trump’s First 500 Days Only Widen Gap Between Richest Americans & Everyone Else

In response to Trump’s first 500 days in office and a U.N. investigation that found his policies are deepening poverty in the United States, DNC spokesperson Daniel Wessel released the following statement:


“Long term, Trump’s policies have only widened the gap between the richest Americans and everyone else. Trump is not fighting for American workers, and he is not fighting for lower- and middle-class families. Instead, Trump is only enriching special interests, big corporations and people like himself. This is the legacy of Trump’s first 500 days in office, and deepening poverty in America will be a lasting impact of his presidency.”


Reuters: America's poor becoming more destitute under Trump: U.N. expert


“Poverty in the United States is extensive and deepening under the Trump administration whose policies seem aimed at removing the safety net from millions of poor people, while rewarding the rich, a U.N. human rights investigator has found.”


The Guardian: Trump's 'cruel' measures pushing US inequality to dangerous level, UN warns


“Donald Trump is deliberately forcing millions of Americans into financial ruin, cruelly depriving them of food and other basic protections while lavishing vast riches on the super-wealthy, the United Nations monitor on poverty has warned.”


Los Angeles Times: U.N.'s poverty and human rights special rapporteur finds U.S. policies reward wealthy, punish poor

“Philip Alston, the United Nations’ special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, published a damning report this week on poverty in the United States, condemning President Trump’s administration forexacerbating the problem of inequality by rewarding the rich and punishing the poor.”