(SALT LAKE CITY) – The first and only black Republican in Congress has sharply reprimanded President Donald Trump and his relationship with the African Americans in their initial statements since their mid-term defeat. Mia Love was narrowly defeated by Democrat Ben McAdams for the suburban Seat of Salt Lake City House. The Associated Press called the race for McAdams on November 20th.
At a press conference after Election Day earlier this month, Trump prematurely declared that he loved the loser, and assembled them with other embattled Republic officials who did not fully take him into their re-election bids.
"She did not give me love – and she lost," Trump joked.
In an interview with reporters, Love said the president's remarks reflect the GOP's greater failure to fully embrace minority communities and further solidify their solidarity with the Democrats.
"Because the Republicans never bring minorities to their homeland. and in their hearts they stay with the Democrats and bureaucrats in Washington for taking them home, or at least making them feel at home, "Love said.
It came when the Congress black congress swelled Its largest number and Congress as a whole has become much more diverse, adding a record number of women and blacks in the midterm elections.
"This is a fact that the Republicans have lost in this regard," Love said.
Trump's comments about love "gave me a clear idea of his world as it is," she said. "No real relationships, just convenient transactions."
The White House did not respond immediately to an email requesting, for one Comment to ask.
After the 201
In the midterm elections, racist rhetoric has featured in several high-profile contests such as Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, and Texas Trump fought in Senate competitions with a formidable message about dangerous caravans with a migrant background and raised the specter of electoral fraud – both tactics Many minorities have been considered insulting
Love said on Monday that conservative policies are the best way to lift people out of poverty, but these messages have a harder time reaching out to minority voters.
"The problem is not politics, it's that we're never put in the hearts and in the houses," she said.
Love says her defeat means that she is now "unleashed" to express her opinion. She declined to say whether she would run again or plans for the future.
On Monday, she also shot at her opponent, calling McAdams a "wolf in sheep's clothing" and disappointing the "terrible" criticism of her fiercely-contested race.
The McAdams campaign said he was pleased with a congratulatory call she sent to him over the weekend and "it's time to leave the election behind."
The vote count was counted in the razor. McAdams defeated Love with less than 700 votes.
He was known in the district as Salt Lake County mayor, suggesting himself as a moderate man who could work with Trump, and vows to reject Nancy Pelosi as spokeswoman for the house.
Love, who was announced in 2014 as a rising GOP star, distanced herself during the Trump race, including in the areas of trade and immigration.
The daughter of Haitian immigrants who stood behind her on Monday, love highlighted times she stoo To the president, as when Trump exploded his parents' homeland.
Although Utah is deeply conservative, voters are uncomfortable with Trump's brave style and commentary on women and minorities. Their district also covers much of the suburbs of Salt Lake City.
Errin Haines Whack, an AP writer, contributed to this report.