Rep. McGovern: On Trump Speech ‘I’m a Little Disappointed… A Little Bit Sad’

Eric Scheiner | January 20, 2017 | 5:57pm EST
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Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) speaks with following the inauguration of Donald Trump.

( - Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) tells that he was “ a little disappointed” and “a little bit sad” in hear President Donald Trump’s inauguration speech.

“I was a little disappointed, and I’m a little bit sad,” McGovern said after Trump’s address. “Look, it’s no secret that I’m a critic of Donald Trump, but I was hoping this would be an opportunity to try and bring people together, heal some of the political divides – and what I heard was a speech that I though was more appropriate at a political rally than at an inaugural event.”

McGovern says he looks forward to working with Trump if they can find areas of commonality is prepared to fight on issues that concern him. Among those issues, Obamacare and immigration.

“I’m worried about his agenda on immigration, I’m worried he’ll deport all the Dreamers,” McGovern said.

‘Dreamers’ is a term used for illegal aliens that have signed up for the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). Under the effort, thousands who were brought to the United States illegally as children have signed up for a two-year reprieve from deportation along with work permits.

McGovern says Trump’s comments on making infrastructure a priority and lowering the cost of prescription drugs for Americans are issues he agrees with.

“If we can find commonality there, that would be good. But I would be lying to you, if I told you I didn’t have a lot of concern.”

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