Category Archives: Statements

Truman Project Statement on Border Deployment of National Guard

Washington, DC – In light of the Secretary of Homeland Security’s announcement that President Trump will be ordering the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexican border, Truman Project President and CEO Michael Breen issued the following statement: “Beyond the pomp of a proclamation signing yesterday evening, the Trump Administration needs to move quickly to provide clear…
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Truman Project Statement on Latest Transgender Troop Policy

Washington, DC -- In response to the new Trump Administration policy that will ban most transgender troops from serving in the U.S. military, Truman Project President and CEO Michael Breen issued the following statement: "Transgender Americans serve our country in the military, intelligence community, and diplomatic corps with distinction--something President Trump used five deferments to…
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Truman Project Statement on Bolton Appointment

Washington, DC -- In response to the appointment of John Bolton as National Security Advisor, Truman Project President and CEO Michael Breen issued the following statement: “John Bolton’s consistent, public, and remarkably unashamed response to nearly every international crisis—including Iraq in 2002 and both Iran and North Korea at present—has been to call for war.…
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Truman Project Statement on Trump-Kim Negotiation Announcement

Washington, DC -- In response to reports that President Trump will accept North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s offer for a direct meeting and negotiation, Truman Project President and CEO Michael Breen issued the following statement: “While the United States must make every attempt at serious diplomacy before resorting to the use of force in…
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Truman Project Statement in Support of a DACA Fix before EOY 2017

Washington, DC – In response to reports indicating that President Trump and Republicans in Congress are planning not to attach a DACA fix to the end of year spending bill, Truman Project President and CEO Michael Breen issued the following statement: “The decision to end DACA with no plan for a way forward was as…
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Truman Project Statement on the Trump Administration’s Failure on Refugees

Washington, DC – In response to the Trump Administration’s targets for refugee resettlement in FY2018, Truman Project President and CEO Michael Breen issued the following statement: “This decision to admit 45,000 refugees in FY2018—the lowest number since caps began in 1980—represents an abdication of American values and a failure of American leadership. History will look…
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Truman Project Statement on Trump Administration’s Ending of DACA

Washington, DC – In response to the Trump Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months, Truman Project President and CEO Michael Breen issued the following statement: “This decision will affect up to a million Americans who have known no home but this nation for their entire lives. Aside…
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Truman Project Statement on the Firing of Stephen Bannon

Washington, DC – In response to the firing of White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon, Truman Project Communications Director Graham West issued the following statement: “Truman Project spoke out against Stephen Bannon’s appointment in November 2016, warning that his presence in the White House would send a dangerous message to the rest of the world…
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