Utah Republican Congressmember Mia Love slammed President Trump in a concession speech Monday, after losing her congressional seat to Democrat and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams. This is Rep. Love responding to a question about Trump’s lack of support for her campaign.
Rep. Mia Love: “This gave me a clear vision of his world as it is: no real relationships, just convenient transactions. That is an insufficient way to implement sincere service and policy.”
In 2014, Mia Love became the first—and only—black woman Republican ever elected to Congress. In her concession speech, she blasted her party for failing to reach out to voters of color. After the midterm elections, Trump blamed Republican losses on their refusal to “embrace” him.
President Donald Trump: “Those are some of the people that, you know, decided, for their own reason, not to embrace—whether it’s me or what we stand for. Mia Love gave me no love. … And she lost. Too bad. Sorry about that, Mia.”