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State of the Union: A Fake Emergency Obscures a Real One

Statement by Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch

WASHINGTON - In advance of the State of the Union address tonight, Food & Water Watch’s executive director Wenonah Hauter released the following statement:

“Tonight, we expect Trump to focus on a fake immigration emergency to advance his agenda while completely disregarding the real emergency: climate change and its disastrous effects on everything from weather patterns to food production and water resources. His constituency is economic elites—so look for Trump to continue to promote energy, trade and infrastructure policies that would enrich billionaires and Wall Street at the expense of our health and our planet.


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