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Hirono Denounces Trump’s ‘Bizarre, Offensive’ Speech

September 1, 2016, 10:02 AM HST
* Updated September 1, 10:06 AM
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Sen. Mazie Hirono. Still photo taken from Sen. Hirono video.

Sen. Mazie Hirono. Still photo taken from Sen. Hirono video.

Sen. Mazie K. Hirono took to Twitter to fire back at Donald Trump after his latest speech on immigration.

As the only immigrant currently serving in the US Senate, Sen. Hirono has been the leading advocate for family unity in fixing our broken immigration system.

As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee in the 113th Congress, she was one of the authors of the Senate’s 2013 comprehensive immigration reform bill.

Sen. Hirono’s tweets are printed below:

No matter how many times @realDonaldTrump tries, he’s not going to erase all the bizarre things he’s been saying about immigrants (1/10)

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[email protected] called Mexicans rapists, wants to ban Muslims, demeaned military families & even called Filipino immigrants animals (2/10)

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He isn’t just bizarre, he’s offensive. @realDonaldTrump goes against American values & everything we stand for as a country (3/10)

This is personal. My mom fled an abusive marriage in Japan. We sailed to America in steerage (4/10)

[email protected]’s vision of America is the opposite of the one my mom envisioned when she risked everything to bring me here (5/10)

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A country with @realDonaldTrump as president would not be a welcoming country to immigrants like my mom and me(6/10)

If you ask me, @realDonaldTrump is desperate. He can’t change his tune at the drop of a hat or in his case, a drop in the polls (7/10)

But @realDonaldTrump’s ultimate insult is that he thinks we’re naive enough to believe he’s changed his mind about immigrants (8/10)

We’re going to send @realDonaldTrump @GOP a clear message in November that intolerance and bigotry has no place in our politics (9/10)

And I’m going to keep up the fight to honor America’s immigrants and pass common sense immigration reform in the next Congress (10/10)

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