WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz
District 32 Bronx County, New York
Melissa Mark-Viverito is the WRONG Person to Teach American Values to Donald Trump
You should know that Melissa Mark-Viverito, the Speaker of the New York City Council, is having an interfaith press conference on the Steps of City Hall with clergy from many religious denominations to condemn Mr. Donald Trump’s statement: “calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on.”
While I do believe that Mr. Donald Trump has greatly offended many people who are Muslim, and he made many people who share his sentiment very happy: that’s Donald Trump. Mr. Donald Trump knows that unlike people in other countries, he has the freedom to say exactly what he wants to say.
We know that there are people who support what he has to say, and we know that there are also people who hate to hear what he has to say. One thing all have to agree upon is that he has the right, here in the United States of America, to say what’s on his mind.
It is important for you to know that Melissa Mark-Viverito got very angry about Mr. Donald Trump’s statement, and decided to have a press conference attempting to teach Mr. Donald Trump American values. She claims that his words “fly directly in the face of everything that we stand for.”
It is even more important for you to know that even though Melissa Mark-Viverito has the right to express her anger very publicly against what Mr. Donald Trump, her hatred of the United States of America has been one of her strongest qualities.
We all know that Melissa Mark-Viverito refused to honor the American Flag during a 9-11 Anniversary Ceremony, where we were honoring the fallen victims of that terrorist attack. Everyone else at that event honored the American Flag by placing their hands over their hearts while the National Anthem was heard, expect for City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.
It is also well known and well documented that Melissa Mark-Viverito is an Independentista, who professes her rejection of the United States of America’s presence in Puerto Rico.
Ladies and gentlemen, to me it is very hypocritical for someone who doesn’t even honor the American flag to try to teach Mr. Donald Trump about American values.
I am Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz, and this is what you should know.