Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) gave a strange commencement speech where she referred to the graduating students as “President Trump’s worst nightmare.”
Speaking to graduates of the University of Boston Massachusetts, the freshman congresswoman praised the diversity in the 2,783 student body. She then could not resist making the students’ special moment about politics.
“Represented here today are dreamers and doers, immigrants, people of every race identity, every gender identity and sexuality, sisters rocking Senegalese twists and hijabs,” Pressley said.
She continued, “Do you know who we are and what we represent today? Donald Trump’s worst nightmare.”
She then went generic with her speech and told students not to get “cynical” in their futures.
“I encourage you to be skeptical, ask the questions that change the conversation, shake the table, upend the status quo – just do not become cynical,” she said.
The congresswoman also at one point took a shot at President Trump without actually mentioning his name. She said the crowd in front of her contained “patriots, not draft dodgers,” a reference to the fact that the president did not serve in the Vietnam War. Democrats have suddenly incredibly concerned about the draft since Trump took office …
Pressley was honored with the Chancellor’s Medal for Exemplary Leadership during the graduation ceremony.
The congresswoman was praised before she took the stage. Martin T. Meehan, president of the UMass system, said Pressley “has not been afraid to speak up, stand up, and, in some cases, cause trouble.”
Pressley also praised Boston, where many of the graduates hail from, as her “chosen home.”
“I love this city. I love its grit and its drive, its skylines and its history,” she said. “More than anything, I love its people. If America is our great experiment in democracy, then perhaps we should call Boston our great experiment in community.”
Pressley is the first African American woman to be elected to the House of Representatives from Massachusetts.
Pressley’s thoughts on the president are nothing new, but the fact that she turned a day of students graduating into her own personal platform to attack Donald Trump is a new low, even for her.
Pressley previously said she supports the president being impeached.
“There’s a lack of moral fortitude and fitness to even be in this office,” the congresswoman said in a recent interview with Boston Public Radio. “I think what we have seen that is unredacted in this report relative to examples of obstruction of justice also gives us the legal grounds.”
Along with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Pressley has put her support behind an impeachment resolution from Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
On top of her ridiculous impeachment position, Pressley is also known for supporting legislation that would lower the voting age from 18 to 16.
Positions aside, can we just have some things that have nothing to do with politics? Does everything have to be about attacking Trump for leftists? People can’t even graduate these days without being told they are the “worst nightmare” of the president.
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