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Gov. Inslee’s plan to ‘keep Trump out didn’t work’

Washington Governor Jay Inslee and President Donald Trump (AP)

Washington state Governor Jay Inslee joined a press conference Friday afternoon – along with minority groups – in opposition of Donald Trump’s visit to the state in order to “denounce” the presumptive Republican nominee for president.

“My plan to build a wall around Washington to keep Trump out didn’t work. And I couldn’t get Oregon to pay for it,” Inslee said at the opening of the press conference.

Inslee was also joined by Congressman Adam Smith.

Trump will make two stops in Washington on Saturday, May 7 — one in Spokane and another in Lynden. Organizations representing Hispanic, Muslims and other communities will take part in the press conference to highlight “how dangerous Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric has been to families across Washington state,” according to a press release.

Inslee joins Yasmin Christopher, a board member of One America Votes; Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, executive director of Moms Rising; Esela Ortega, executive director of El Centro de la Raza; David Rolf, president of SEIU 775; and Varisha Khan, a student at the University of Washington.

The press release for the press conference states:

Earlier this week, Donald Trump locked up the Republican Presidential nomination. Throughout his campaign, he has made sexist, Islamophobic, and xenophobic statements that have caused undue hardship to those affected communities and has put forward discriminatory policies that are deeply inconsistent with Washington state’s values.

The press release was promoted through the Washington State Democrats communications department.

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